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telkanuru last won the day on June 27

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About telkanuru

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    Providence, RI
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    Monasticism, gender, theology, social history, intellectual history, Christianity, network analysis, GIS, digital humanities
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    History PhD

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  1. If it were to adversely affect your chances of admission, then you probably wouldn't want to work with that person anyway.
  2. There are no right answers, but a lot of wrong ones. And "history stuff, I think?" is a wrong one.
  3. This is the correct advice.
  4. I wrote a 10k word article.
  5. Actually, @nhhistorynut, @VAZ has it the right way round. But some things you just don't talk about in detail on the internet until they're a biiit closer to publication.
  6. Yes. Paying for a PhD is insane.
  7. My primary training is in the close reading of texts, paleography, and Latin philology, so my projects have tended to build upon trying to situate a source or set of sources. But my department is pretty theory-heavy, so more recently I've been working on writing from that perspective, particularly postcolonial and race theory.
  8. This is a point worth emphasizing, since you come so close to grasping it, only to slide off: McC was indeed Conant's adviser (and at least a committee member for Harper, IIRC), and thus has the expertise to advise those wishing to go in similar directions. But McC has also recently advised dissertations on crowds in Merovingian Gaul and the intellectual influence of 9th century bishops. And he has not, as far as I can recall, advised a single dissertation on climate science. Put more broadly, don't worry too much about finding an adviser that's doing exactly what you want to do. Look for quality programs (criteria above) with professors who are within a stone's throw of your interest. You're looking to make someone's ears perk up with your project. For really good scholars, this sort of thing is often not exactly what they're working on themselves.
  9. Why do you want a PhD in history, and no longer want one in economics? Be explicit.
  10. You should probably get used to that if you want to go into academia.
  11. Jonathan Conant, Brown University Michael Kulikowsky, PSU Michael McCormick, Harvard University Helmut Reimitz, Princeton University Kyle Harper, University of Oklahoma The job market for late antiquity is really, really crap, FYI. Even by the regular standards of the current job market.
  12. Not quite. State schools in particular will use net GRE score as part of how they award university-level (i.e. better) funding.
  13. Yeah, I want to make it very clear that I'm not saying to just pick big names. Many prestigious schools will check all the boxes above, but some will not, while many "non prestigious schools" will do quite well.
  14. I have a 1/1 TA load (~30 students per semester), with years 1 and 4 being on fellowship. OSU offered me a 4 year deal with no fellowship years. For placements, I have some internal data - most schools do, and don't post it. If you're applying, you should ask for it, and don't take "no" for an answer. Approximately 90% of grads from 2006-2016 are in, as you said, "academic jobs". That's a pretty nebulous grouping, though: 17% are TT, 15% are on postdocs, 47% are contingent faculty, and 8% are in administration. I understand the reasons why OSU offers what it does, wrt cohort sizes and the need to shoulder the teaching load of a state institution. I don't think that makes it any more appealing.
  15. I wasn't trying to beat you up, but I'm unclear what corrections you offered. What you've given here sounds to me like a high teaching load and not the best placement rate.