Early Modern Workshop in Chicago

Demystifying the Archives

Monday, April 13

The Early Modern Workshop at the University of Chicago is hosting a panel discussion concerning “the process of archival research in a graduate student’s career.”

According to the workshop’s announcement, “The aim of this workshop is to demystify the archives and provide graduate students who are preparing for archival research an opportunity to ask questions about the process and share their experiences with fellow students.”


-Elisa Jones, History
Dissertation Title : “Exile and Freedom of Conscience: The Boundaries of Being French, 1562 – 1629”

-Maura Capps, History
Dissertation Title: “All Flesh Is Grass: A Political Ecology of Agrarian Improvement in Britain’s Settler Empire, 1780-1850”

-Tessa Murphy, History
Dissertation Title: “The Creole Archipelago: Colonization, Experimentation, and Community in the Southern Caribbean c. 1700 – 1795”

The announcement indicates that “Each of our three presenters will speak for about 10-15 minutes about their respective topics and their experience at the various research archives they have visited.The remaining hour will be dedicated to a discussion based on the attendees’ interest. In past years students asked about how to prepare for a research visit, how to manage one’s time in the archives, how to navigate specific bureaucratic procedure etc.”

The Workshop will take place on 13 April 2015 at 12pm in the John Hope Franklin Room (SSRB 224) at the University of Chicago.

This entry was posted in Archival Research, Early Modern Europe, Early Modern World, European History, European Wars of Religion, French History, French Revolution and Napoleon, Graduate Work in History, Lectures and Seminars, Material Culture, Reformation History. Bookmark the permalink.

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