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Call for Applications: 2018-2019 CSPW Research Workshops

Call for Applications: 2018-2019 CSPW Research Workshops
February 28, 2018

 The Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World welcomes applications for Research Workshops for AY 2018-19. CSPW Research Workshops are devoted to topics of relevance to global premodern studies. Each CSPW Research Workshop will define its own agenda, goals, and plan of work, and each will be supported by consortium administrators when arranging its activities. These may include reading groups, workshops, conferences, collective research, curricular planning, and intellectual exploration. CSPW Research Workshops can also be initiated and led by graduate students, and initiatives that link communities at Minnesota with scholars or institutions elsewhere, including those outside the United States, are encouraged. We encourage grants for small projects requiring only a few hundred dollars, as well as larger projects (up to $5000).

Topics of general relevance to global premodern studies such as literature, art, religion, science, race, gender, or empire might provide the locus for a CSPW Research Workshop, and groups focused on more specific issues, including ones that complicate the modern/premodern divide (Atlantic or Mediterranean studies, global indigenous studies, etc.) are also acceptable. Particular consideration will be given to research workshops that propose activities other than inviting speakers, as well as workshops that plan to work with pre-existing centers or departments. The CSPW also looks forward to working with 2018-19 research workshops to develop future Global Premodern Studies graduate seminars.

A list of research workshops funded in 2017-18 is available here.

How to apply: 
Download a copy of the application form.
Complete the application form and save it as a PDF. For sample budget estimates, please email Lydia at
Email your completed application to with the phrase “CSPW Research Workshop Application” in the subject heading.

Prospective workshop leaders are encourage to attend the CSPW Workshop Workshop to learn more about CSPW, discuss ideas, and generate interest in proposed projects. The workshop is Wednesday, March 7th, 3:30-5:00 pm in Heller Hall 1210.

Applications are due no later than Friday, April 13th, and announcements about funding will be made by early May.