I'm currently an assistant professor in a different field, but I want to do a second PhD in History. My focus is medieval and renaissance history, material studies, chivalry, knighthood, and sexuality. I've applied to Berkeley, Stanford, UCLA, NYU, University of Toronto, and York.
Anyone out there applying for a PhD in History? I have a tenure-track job, but I want to return to grad school for several reasons. I'm probably crazy, and kind of terrified, both about getting into a program and/or not getting in anywhere. I'm also trying to create a life with my partner, who's another academic. Anyone else trying to juggle an academic partnership? I know someone who's been in a long-distance relationship for 6 years, and I just can't do it. Plus, I always dreamed of applying to Berkeley, and even if I don't get in, I feel weirdly satisfied that I at least applied.