Writing Workshops

At monthly meetings, members of the AHW present and discuss previously circulated seminar papers and dissertation chapters, preparing them for further research, presentation at conferences, and publication.


By placing AHW participants in conversation with visiting scholars and established staff members, graduate students will gain insights into professionalization, both in and out of academia. Potential topics of discussion will include the challenges of shaping a survey course, pedagogical tools for teaching undergraduates, and strategies for entering the academic job market.

Reading Group

For the 2014-2015 year, the AHW will include a reading group which will allow participants to not only socialize across cohorts, but also inspect complex subject matter with an interdisciplinary lens.

Reading Group & Professionalization

Annual Workshops

Latest Blog Posts

Few of the latest blog posts

March 12th & 13th – Campus Visit & Professionalization Workshop: Nathan Connolly

The American History Workshop, the Black Humanities Collective, and the Metro History Workshop were excited to host Dr. Nathan Connolly of Johns Hopkins University on March 12th and March 13th for two events: On Wednesday at 1:00pm, he gave a public lecture on his book, A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida in 1014 […]

January 15th- Dissertation Chapter Workshop: Scott De Orio

The American History Workshop will meet on Thursday, January 15th, to discuss a chapter from Scott De Orio’s dissertation titled, “Sex Offender Accusations, Gay Sex, and the Invention of ‘Consenting Adults in Private.’” We’ll meet in 2713 Haven Hall from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. for a discussion of the paper, accompanied by dinner. The paper is now available on the AHW Ctools site.  If you need access […]

October 23rd- Dissertation Chapter Workshop: Katie Rosenblatt

The American History Workshop will meet on Thursday, October 23rd, to discuss Katie Rosenblatt’s “‘The People’s Chance to Share in Private Enterprise': Cooperatives, Corporations, and the Battle over Federal Income Taxes.” We’ll meet in 2713 Haven Hall from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. for a discussion of the paper, accompanied by dinner.  The paper will be available on […]

First Meeting of the 2014-2015 Year

Please join us for the American History Workshop’s first meeting of the school year! Starting at 5pm in Tisch 1014, we will have meet and greet time over dinner followed by some brief planning for the upcoming year. We look forward to hearing feedback from members, both seasoned and new, and we hope to make […]