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The China Residency Program

OAH Announces Teaching Seminar in China

Thanks to a generous grant from the Ford Foundation, the Organization of American Historians and the American History Research Association of China (AHRAC) are pleased to announce the third year of the teaching seminars in the People's Republic of China.

The OAH International Committee seeks applications from OAH members with strong records of research and teaching excellence who are interested in leading an advanced seminar focused on one of the following three topics:
1) constitutional history
2) cultural/gender history
3) history of the American West

Applicants are encouraged, if possible, to incorporate into their lectures a perspective of transnational/comparative history and place these topics in the context of American state- and nation-building processes.

Three week-long intensive seminars, preferably one on each of the three topics listed above, will be held during the period June 8-28, 2015.  Renmin University will host the seminars.  Participants will be graduate students and faculty drawn from throughout China.

Renmin University of China, located in the Haidian District of Beijing, is one of the leading Chinese institutions of higher education in the humanities and social sciences. The School of History of Renmin University features three distinctive units, including History Department, Archeology Department and Institute of Qing History, and ranks overall among the most competitive history programs in China. Among its non-Chinese history specialists, there are five historians of U.S. history, specializing respectively in such fields as environmental history, constitutional history, gender studies and cultural history. Other non-Chinese history specialists work in the fields of ancient Greece and Rome, medieval and early modern Europe, European intellectual history, Great Britain, and the Cold War. The graduate program in the non-Chinese History areas enrolls a dozen MA and PhD students each year.

2015 Teaching Seminars

The OAH International Committee and AHRAC will select three scholars from the OAH applicants. Those selected to participate will receive round-trip economy airfare between the United States and China, as well as a modest per diem to cover living expenses.

Application Process

The application consists of a short (3-5 pages) cv, the name and contact information of three references who can speak to the applicant's teaching and scholarship, and an outline of the proposed intensive week-long seminar. Application deadline is December 1, 2014. Applications should be submitted electronically, in Microsoft Word format, to . Please indicate "2015 China Residency Program" in the subject line. If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation that your application has been received within three (3) days, please contact the OAH Committee Coordinator at  / 812-855-9650.

For more information, please contact:

OAH International Committee Chair:
Professor Avital Bloch,

Renmin University:
Professor Song Yunwei,
Professor Hou Shen,

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