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Sharon Bloomquist <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 28 Sep 2009 09:55:17 -0400
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Thank you!
> Hello doctoral students,
> Next Friday (Oct. 2), David Oshinsky, an eminent- scholar of 20th-century U.S. history, will be on campus, and I asked him whether he might be willing to meet with some of our doctoral students.  He said he was happy to do so.  What I'm planning is a roundtable in which Dr. Oshinsky, along with two of our own historians (Martin Sherwin and Suzanne Smith), will meet with our doctoral students to talk about the field of 20th-century U.S. history while also chatting with those doctoral students in attendance about their own dissertation topics.  I think this would be a wonderful opportunity for many of you.  From my own experience, these kinds of informal opportunities to talk with outside scholars about my own work as a doctoral student were extremely useful to me.
> The event will be at around 1:45; the room is TBA.  Please let me know if you plan to come, so that I can gauge how big a space I need ([log in to unmask]).
> By the way, here are two web pages that outline his accomplishments and research interests.
> http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/history/faculty/oshinsky
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Oshinsky
> Brian Platt
> Chair, Department of History and Art History

Sharon Bloomquist
Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of History and Art History
George Mason University
Phone:  (703) 993-1248    Fax:  (703) 993-1251
Hours:  Mon - Thu, 7:30 - 4:00
Department Website: http://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/

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