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Writing Workshop for History Graduate Students: How to Prepare a Manuscript for the Publication in a Journal like Central European History?

September 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

This event is a workshop following a presentation from the winner of the Konrad H. Jarausch Essay Prize for Advanced Graduate Students in Central European History 2019.
On Friday, 13 September 2019 | UNC Hamilton Hall 569 | 9:00-11:00 AM (Breakfast will be served)

Publishing an article can be a daunting task. This workshop, led by accomplished scholars, will offer insights into the process, make suggestions for revisions, and prepare graduate students for submitting a first-rate paper to academic journals. The discussion will focus on a pre-circulated draft titles “Feeling German”: Migration and Ethnic Identity in a Cold War Borderland” by this year’s winner of the Konrad Jarausch Essay Prize for Advanced Graduate Students in Central European History, STEFANIE M. WOODARD (Visiting Assistant Professor, Kennesaw State University, Department of History & Philosophy).


  • KONRAD H. JARAUSCH | Lurcy Professor of European Civilization, UNC–Chapel Hill, Department of History
  • CHAD BRYANT | Associate Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill, Department of History


  • KAREN HAGEMANN | James G. Kenan Distinguished Professor of History, UNC-Chapel Hill, Department of History

The workshop is open to all graduate students from the region, but space is limited.
RSVP by September 7, 2019 to May Lazar:

This event is part of the North Carolina German Studies Workshop and Seminar Series.

The conveners of the NCGS series are Carolina Seminars, the Duke Department of Germanic Languages & Literature, the Duke Department of History, the UNC-CH Center for European Studies, the UNC-CH Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages & Literatures, the UNC-CH Department of History.

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About the Konrad H. Jarausch Essay Prize for Advanced Graduate Students in Central European History:

The North Carolina German Studies Seminar and Workshop Series is proud to announce the inauguration of the Konrad Jarausch Essay Prize for Advanced Graduate Students. In recognition of the longstanding commitment to graduate education of Konrad H. Jarausch, who is the Lurcy Professor of European Civilization at the History Department of the University of North Carolina, this prize will serve to celebrate and cultivate outstanding new talent in the field of Central European history.

The prize will award the best article or chapter-length piece of writing by a current graduate student working in the field of Central European history. The recipient of this prize will receive an honorarium of $500 and an invitation to present his or her work at the North Carolina German Studies Seminar (NCGS), which is held on Thursday evenings at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. We will cover the costs for travel (economy class), hotel accommodation and dinner. This will allow an opportunity for feedback and close attention from an interdisciplinary group of experts. Prizewinners will be encouraged but not required to submit their revised essay for publication.

The NCGS series was started in 2007 by an interdisciplinary and inter-institutional group of scholars in the Research Triangle of North Carolina, which is home to nationally and internationally recognized graduate programs in German Studies. The series has traditionally emphasized graduate education. This prize, which will be awarded annually, is meant to both honor and further that legacy.

Eligibility requirements:

  • PhD student enrolled at a North American university including any university in North Carolina
  • Must not have defended dissertation before 30 April 2019
  • Plans to be resident in North America during the 2019-20 academic year

Requirements for the proposal:

  • Two-page statement describing the outlines of your project, its state of completion, and what you hope to gain by presenting at the seminar.
  • CV
  • Writing sample, ideally a chapter from the dissertation, of between 7000 and 10000 words (not including notes).

Decisions were made by a three-person committee, and announced at the beginning of June. Any questions about the process or the opportunity can be addressed to Dr. James Chappel (

Access the full PDF of the Call for Proposals.


September 13, 2019
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Event Category:


NC German Studies Seminar & Workshop Series


569 Hamilton Hall
102 Emerson Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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