Testimonials from students who have attended the course can be found here.
Location: University of Warwick, Radcliffe Conference Centre
The Economic History Society offers 12 part-funded places on an intensive residential course designed to raise the quality and analytical rigour of doctoral dissertations in economic and social history; to improve the communication skills of postgraduates; to widen their approach to their subjects; and to encourage them to form networks with established scholars and fellow students in their areas of expertise.
The course is open to 12 graduate students who are currently engaged in work on a doctoral thesis on any topic in economic and/or social history in the medieval, early modern or modern periods. Preference will be given to students who will be in their 2nd or 3rd year of doctoral study in November 2020 (FTE). Five academics (with recognised expertise in the field) will act as tutors on the course. The academic course leader is Dr David Clayton (York); the other academic participants will be announced in due course. Past courses have been very successful and have received very positive feedback from students.
Each student will:
Apart from the plenary sessions, there will be workshops dealing with research methods and a session discussing academic careers. There will also be a number of opportunities for informal discussion between participants as all are expected to be resident for the full duration of the course, i.e. from Wednesday evening to Saturday lunchtime. Students will be required to complete an evaluation questionnaire after the course. Successful applicants are expected to be, or become, members of the Society.
Students are expected to apply, in the first instance, to their departments for their travel costs and a contribution of £330 towards the cost of the course*, which will include all accommodation (in private ensuite rooms) and meals. The Society will support students who can demonstrate hardship and lack of access to departmental funds.
*A place on the course is not contingent on a contribution of £330.
Other important dates:
Any queries should please be directed to the Society’s administrator: Maureen Galbraith.