From H-World. Original post by Mauricio Borrero
CFP: St. John’s University World History Theory and Practice Conference: Migrants and Refugees
**Proposal deadline extended to February 1, 2019
Migration, whether voluntary or involuntary, lies at the heart of world history. The movement of people, regardless of circumstances, and their cultures, family networks, foods, and material objects continues to reshape society at local, regional, and global scales. These movements ought to inform the ways educators frame and teach about the past. That human beings, texts, ideas, and things have always been in motion undermines static representations of global society. Grappling with the implications of these migration flows remains an exciting challenge for practitioners of world history. Continue reading
Application Deadline: 7 February 2018.
Three PhD research assistant positions, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, are available at the University of Geneva (General History Department), the Graduate Institute Geneva (International History Department) and the University of Lausanne (Institute of Political, Historical and International Studies).
–Start Date: 1 September 2018
–Contract Duration: four years
–Position Percentage: full-time (100%)
–Gross Annual Salary: Sfr. 47,040 (first year), Sfr. 48,540 (second year), Sfr. 50,040 (third and fourth years)
–Host Institution: each institution will host one of the three positions
–Work Location: University of Geneva (the three PhD students will work together in a team that includes a postdoctoral researcher and an IT engineer)
From the United Nations Office at Geneva website:
The United Nations Information Service’s Graduate Study Programme provides an opportunity for participants to deepen their understanding of the United Nations system through first-hand observation and study. The Graduate Study Programme is held at the United Nations Office at Geneva each year during the month of July.
Each year, as part of the educational outreach programmes undertaken by the United Nations, the Information Service at Geneva organizes the Graduate Study Programme. This seminar provides an opportunity for outstanding graduate and postgraduate students from all over the world to deepen their understanding of the principles, purposes and activities of the United Nations and its related agencies through first-hand observation and study at the United Nations Office at Geneva.
The Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University is proud to announce the creation of a new prize: the Viv Nelles History Prize. This prize will be awarded to the graduate student term paper that best places Canada in a transnational framework. To be considered for the award, a paper must be nominated by an instructor and submitted electronically, to the institute, no later than 30 January 2017. The winner will be selected by the Institute’s Director, in consultation with Wilson fellows and associates. Each winner will receive a modest financial award. A plaque with their name engraved commemorating the achievement will also be displayed at the Wilson Institute. We will contact the winning student in Spring 2017.
Contact information for the Institute Directors and for Prize submissions can be found on the Institute’s website or via its Facebook page.