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"Steven A. Barnes" <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 21 Jan 2010 13:59:40 -0500
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OK.  We have a new room assigned.  All meetings of the colloquium this 
semester will be in Research 1, Rm 161.

In addition, I can confirm two additional dates on the schedule.  We 
will hear from one of our newest faculty members and the director of the 
new Islamic studies center, Cemil Aydin, on March 15.  We will hear from 
some of our history PhD graduates on March 29 on the transition from PhD 
candidate to professional historian.  I am awaiting confirmation of one 
last speaker on April 12 and will then send the entire schedule to you.


Steven A. Barnes wrote:
> Greetings, all,
> The PhD Colloquium schedule is almost complete, as I am looking to 
> nail down the last couple of dates with presenters.  FYI:  We will be 
> meeting on these dates: Jan 25, Feb 8, Feb 22, Mar 15, Mar 29, Apr 12 
> and May 3.  You should also keep April 26 open.  We currently have 
> three prospectus presenters, but if we have more we will use the April 
> 26 date as well.
> The meeting room for the sessions has yet to be determined, so keep an 
> eye on your e-mail for where we will meet next Monday.
> The first three sessions are set in stone:
> History Ph.D. Colloquium, Spring 2010
> January 25          Discuss issues related to the PhD program with the 
> Director.
> February 8          Preparing for Oral Exams
> PhD Candidate Kurt Knoerl
> Dr. Jane Censer, George Mason Department of History and Art History
> Dr. Rosemarie Zagarri, George Mason Department of History and Art History
> February 22        Dr. Katherine Benton-Cohen, Georgetown University 
> Department of History
> Discussing: /Borderline Americans: Racial Division and Labor War in 
> the Arizona Borderlands/, Harvard University Press, 2009.
> In addition, the department is running a job search this semester for 
> an advanced position in 20th century American history.  The candidates 
> will be coming to campus on February 4, February 8 and February 11.  
> In addition to their job talks, to which you are all invited, there 
> will be meetings of graduate students with the candidates.  The times 
> and locations have not been established with the exception of February 
> 8 when the graduate student meeting with the candidate will be at 
> 4pm.  I will update you when a full schedule appears.
> Steve