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The China Residency Program

The competition for the 2014 residency is now closed.  Information on the 2015 program will be available summer 2014.

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 second of the inaugural series of 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 following three topics:

  1. the role of religion in American society; 
  2. American environmental history; and
  3. the structure and content of US graduate programs in US/American history, including discussion of curricula, program requirements, recent historiographical trends, teaching methods, research skills, and dissertation advising.

Proposed seminars on the history of food/food safety in the United States, and on Asian-American literature from nationalism to transnationalism, will also be considered.

Beijing Foreign Studies University2014 Teaching Seminars

Three week-long intensive seminars–preferably one on each of the three topics listed above–will be held in June 2014. The American Studies Center at Beijing Foreign Studies University will host this year's seminars. Participants will be graduate students and faculty drawn from throughout China.

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) c.v., 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 November 1, 2013. Applications should be submitted electronically, in Microsoft Word format, to . Please indicate "2014 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 Professor Beth Bailey, chair of the OAH International Committee, at .

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