The March 15 application deadline for “Writing Past Lives: Biography as History” — the Schlesinger Library’s summer seminar on gender history — is fast approaching. Established scholars, writers, and advanced graduate students in U.S. history and gender studies are invited to apply.
The weeklong seminar aims to examine how a focus on individual lives can further historical analysis. The seminar will include small-group workshops in which full seminar participants will present their own research and writing for evaluation and criticism. Additionally, there will also be a series of five plenary sessions featuring panels of distinguished historians speaking on their current biographical work. These sessions are free and open to the public, though registration is required (by June 1).
The cost for full seminar participants is $295 without lodging ($650 with lodging). A limited amount of financial aid is available. For more information, visit http://www.radcliffe.edu/events/conferences/2007_summerSeminar.php.