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HardyBoy

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  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
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    History PhD

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  1. HardyBoy

    Applications 2019

    @IndianGirl2019 they told us mid-March during the visit. If I were you, I think I would just reach out to Davis and explain the situation. They can probably give you more details, even if they can't give the official offer yet. The current students were very confident that everyone gets five years of funding.
  2. HardyBoy

    Applications 2019

    I also got into UC Davis and have yet to hear about funding. We have until April 15, to make the decision, though. Did McGill tell you only March 15? That's totally weird. From what I understand, UC Davis History definitely offers full funding for 5 years. They reiterated that multiple times during our visit.
  3. HardyBoy

    Applications 2019

    I had a great time on my Yale visit, though I'm HSHM, so I know it was a little different. The students and faculty I met were all warm and the intellectual environment seemed exciting. But then, that has been true of my other campus visits, too, so decisions are tough!
  4. HardyBoy

    History of Science applicants

    Thanks @psstein! This has been my feeling as well (and definitely something I will be asking about on visit days), but I've gotten such confusing feedback that I thought it might be helpful to hear from people who are in no way connected to my decision-making process.
  5. HardyBoy

    History of Science applicants

    Hi everyone, I'm reviving this thread because I am totally torn about me schools decisions, and hoping some of the HOS folks on this board might help. My interests tend to sit at the intersection of environmental history and history of science and technology. I'm not a 100% committed HOS person (is that a thing?), but I definitely enjoy History of Science. I went to SHOT last year and found it to be totally up my alley. That said, I don't want to be too far removed from the straight history side of things. I've been accepted to both HOS and History programs, and I've gotten extremely conflicting advice from mentors and POIs. Some feel it doesn't matter at all if I do HOS; others are certain it will make it harder for me to get the broader history experience and hurt me on the job market. What do you guys think? What have your experiences with the interaction of history and history of science departments been like? And, for those of you in programs, what has that looked like for your peers on the job market?
  6. HardyBoy

    2019 Visit Days/Decisions

    Probably a long shot, but is anyone else flying to Hartford on 3/3 and wants to split an Uber to New Haven? DM me.
  7. HardyBoy

    2019 Visit Days/Decisions

    This is my first time going through this, too, but I can give you advice based on how I feel. To me, not only are the visit days a crucial chance to get a feel for the personality of the program and to try to get a sense of whether you'll be happy there, but they seem like good opportunities to put some "what ifs" to rest. If, for example, you choose school A without going to school B, and then later (probably inevitably) learn that School A is not perfect, you might always wonder if you would have chosen School B if you'd visited. But if you visit both, it might 1) affirm your decision to choose School A; 2) give School B a chance to surprise you, and 3) allow you to know that you made your decision with all the possible information at your disposal. One of my visits is at the end of March, so I get the frustration with the decision-making process stretching out so long. But IMO, increasing the confidence in your decision is worth it.
  8. HardyBoy

    Applications 2019

    Congrats to the Penn HSS admit!
  9. HardyBoy

    Applications 2019

    Thanks all for your input! That's what I'd been thinking, so I'm glad to have confirmation that I'm not way off base.
  10. HardyBoy

    Applications 2019

    I know the question of asking about finalists for a job was discussed recently, but I have a related question that I would like some feedback on for proper etiquette: One of the schools where I've been accepted is in the middle of hiring, and the position has the potential to be quite relevant to my work. In that case, is it OK to inquire (maybe while I'm visiting) about whether they expect to make a decision on that position soon, or is it still bad form? Depending on who it is, it might impact my decision.
  11. HardyBoy

    Applications 2019

    Thanks @Karou! I'm kind of in shock, to be honest. I spent an extra year in my MA program after I decided to apply to doctoral programs so I could really focus on applications, and I think that paid off. Edited to add: Congrats to the Harvard HOS admit, whoever you are!!
  12. HardyBoy

    Applications 2019

    Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! Here's hoping departments all send us love today, and not another Valentine's Day Massacre.
  13. HardyBoy

    Applications 2019

    Speaking of Wisconsin...any insider updates? ?
  14. HardyBoy

    Applications 2019

    I applied to the Princeton History of Science program, which accepts people separately from the Princeton History program. I don't know for sure, but I'm guessing all the HOS admissions have gone out, since I saw some rejections on the page, too. I don't think regular Princeton admissions have gone out yet, though.
  15. HardyBoy

    Applications 2019

    That was me - it was an email from the department chair, with official confirmation to follow. Fingers crossed for you!
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