Throughout each semester, the Department of History invites faculty members and outside scholars to present their work in the colloquium series. Held on Wednesday afternoons, these events are an opportunity for students to meet and hear from scholars with a wide range of expertise and experience. Information on upcoming sessions will be provided under the Events tab of this website.
The Graduate Professional Council was founded in 1993, when a group of student leaders identified the need for both academic and social interaction between graduate and professional students of all disciplines. With the assistance and support of University administration, these student leaders and their successors have steadily increased the graduate student voice throughout the University community. From the time of its inception, the GPC has been influential in placing graduate student representatives on University-wide committees, supporting the Board of Trustees' decision to appoint two graduate and professional student representatives annually, and facilitating interdisciplinary study and research among Washington University students.
The purpose of the Committee is to consider issues that affect graduate students in general (i.e. issues that are not specific to a given school, degree, or discipline) and in the spring semester, to facilitate the selection of the two graduate student representatives to the Washington University Board of Trustees.
The Graduate Council of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences acts as a discussion forum on all matters pertaining to the Graduate school and serves, subject to review by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, as the legislative branch of the Graduate School.
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H-Net and H-Grad Resources
H-Net provides list-servs for scholars in a variety of history-related fields. These discussion networks bring together faculty and students from around the world to engage in academic dialogue regularly and to serve as a mutual resource. In addition, H-Net maintains an academic announcements list (and web page) to provide information such as Calls for Proposals, upcoming conferences, and funding opportunities. H-Net also maintains one of the most comprehensive sources for identifying academic job opportunities.
H-Grad is the graduate student discussion network offered by H-Net. It is comprised of graduate students and provides a forum for advice and support. Recent topics have included discussions on bibliographic software and tips for reading in preparation for comprehensive exams.
Grad School Tips
The American History Association offers a variety of resources for history graduate students via their website at the link provided above. Information available includes tips on funding, writing proposals, preparing for comprehensive exams, and preparing for job searches.
H-Grad editors have compiled this page of resources for graduate students. The web page includes links to a variety of online graduate student resources, some of which have been included on this page. (Some links on Grad Link may be outdated.)
Below is a list of professional associations for historians, organized alphabetically. If you are seeking an organization not listed, please check out the first two links provided below for additional organization names and websites.
- Alphabetic lists and links to Scholarly Associations
- American History Association-Affiliate Organizations
- American Historical Association
- American Philosophical Society
- American Studies Association
- Coordinating Council for Women in History
- MESA (Middle East Studies Association)
- Organization of American Historians
- Popular Culture Association
- Society for Historians of the Early American Republic
- Women and Gender Historians of the Midwest