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    PhD - Early Modern European History

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  1. AGingeryGinger

    Choosing a minor field

    My advisor, whose minor field was Russia, recommended doing Russia/Eastern Europe as a minor field. So it should help more with a more comprehensive view of Europe and help with world history.
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    Choosing a minor field

    Hello! I’m a first year PhD student specializing in Early Modern English history with a focus on religion/Anglicanism and medicine. ive been talking with my advisor about choosing a minor field and they recommend choosing something outside the realm of American or European history. My main thought right now is Russian/Eastern European history, as I can relate it more to my coursework. There also is the possibility of Latin American or Middle Eastern studies (I don’t have an interest in African history). i talked with another advisor and they recommended middle eastern based on the current job market trends. I am just unsure how to proceed going about choosing a minor. Thanks!
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    Purdue Fall 2018

    I looked at the History department’s group from last year, and I think they only give 1-2 Ross fellowships/year. They take roughly 6-10 new phd students and then give 1-2 the fellowship. Or nominate. I think it’s a nominated award.
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    McGill funding

    Hello! Has anyone heard back about funding for McGill’s religious studies PhD? I emailed them a month ago and haven’t heard back and I’m wondering if anyone else has. thanks!
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    How many applications are too many? - English Reformation

    I was honestly surprised by Vanderbilt's placement rate, or lack thereof. A conversation that stuck with me was U of Miami having an excellent scholar in my field but not placing a tt job since 2008. But I was surprised (pleasantly) about Purdue, who, at least in Early Modern History, has a pretty good placement rate considering how scarce the market is for British historians.
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    How many applications are too many? - English Reformation

    Is there a better ranking system that actually works for History, or a smaller one based on fields?
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    History Graduate Program Funding Package Spreadsheet

    As soon as i typed in my post I realized the correct link was a few posts above.
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    Purdue Fall 2018

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    How many applications are too many? - English Reformation

    I thought vandy was in first tier? How did you find/figure out the rankings for PhD programs in History? or do you use US news?
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    Early Modern Roll Call

    I applied to a ton of places. I was inspired by a phone call by Karl Gunther, at U of Miami, who said that 1) the academic job market for early modern british historians is rather small and 2), U of Miami hasn't placed a tenure track job in Early Modern history since 2008. My focus is on Tudor/Stuart England focusing on Anglicanism and English Religious History. So, i admittedly shotgunned it: PhD History U of Illinois at Chicago - Ralph Keen Vanderbilt - Peter Lake Purdue - Melinda Zook PhD Religion Fordham - Patrick Hornbeck McGill - Torrance Kirby SMU - Bruce Marshall I accepted the offer at Purdue. Purdue and Dr. Zook have an unusually high record of tenure track placements, especially in British History.
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    Historians of Stuart England?

    Hi! So i was recently accepted, and accepted the offer, for a PhD at Purdue University to study under Melinda Zook. My background is currently in the English Reformation and does not extend much into the Stuart period. I am wondering if anyone can recommend a good historiography written on the stuart period. Dr. Zook's focus is on Anglicanism, and as far as i know she is one of the few that specifically focuses on religion in this period. What is the current list of Stuart Historians that are active? My focus is mainly on Tudor/Stuart Religion, i.e. Anglicanism, so my interest lies heavily with religion. As with Tudor history, i know that there are many who are in Oxbridge, with a small scattering around the United States. However I am not as familiar with the Stuart period historians. Thank you!
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    History Graduate Program Funding Package Spreadsheet

    I want to post but the link doesn't work, anyone have an updated link?
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    How much breadth in History of Christianity?

    Middle English is a lot easier to learn than Latin lol
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    Master’s Prestige

    There are some schools that offer full funded MAs in History with a stipend. U of Cincinnati is one of them. I did/am doing my masters under a professor who isn't exactly a fit in my field (English Reformation, She does continental reformation) but its okay for a masters to have a bit broader in your field, especially if that school is offering funding and a stipend.

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