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Graduate Assistant Editor Position at Notches International Blog

Notches an international blog on the history of sexuality is seeking 1-2 graduate student assistant editors. Notches is supported by the Raphael Samuel History Centre, and we echo its mission of making history accessible to the widest public. With a viewership of over 100,000 and more than 3,500 subscribers, Notches provides a critical space for those within and outside of academia to learn about the most exciting new work in the field of the history of sexuality. Notches also encourages a global focus, not only in terms of the content of posts, but also in the conferences and special events in the history of sexuality that we cover. Participating in Notches will provide you with an opportunity to gain experience in digital and public history, to develop your professional network, and to introduce your own research to a broader audience.

We seek assistant editors who can help with the following tasks: soliciting new contributions, researching conferences and events for our Dispatches feature, researching images and acquisition, updating Notches' Facebook page and Twitter feed, compiling book lists and ordering book copies for our Author Interviews and Reviews feature, and assisting in the upkeep of the blog.

We are looking for someone with strong communication skills, an interest in digital humanities and public history, and is eager to be part of a successful international blog. Applicants should be graduate students working in the history of sexuality and may work from any location. We are looking for someone who can contribute a maximum of 5 hours of work per week. A minimum commitment of one year is required. This position, like all editorial roles at Notches, is unpaid.

To apply, please send a 1 page cover letter and CV to Dr. Lauren Gutterman at

University-Required Form for Students Registered for AMST 8444

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Students Registered for AMST 8444: The University requires that all who are registered for 8444 complete their form, the "application for advanced doctoral status". This form is to be kept on file with the department each semester that you register for AMST 8444.
Click here to link to the form: Or, if you prefer to have a hard copy printed for you, let Melanie know. Please obtain your adviser's signature and submit to Melanie as soon as possible. You do not need to obtain the DGS signature as Melanie will do so.

Graduate Student Connections Meeting

FIRST, SECOND, and THIRD YEAR COHORTS the second Connections meeting of the year will be Monday, January 26th from 3:30 - 5:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Grad Office Space and Key Return

Grad Instructors & TAs with Scott Hall Offices: If you are not teaching or TAing in Spring 2015, please remove all personal items from your office and return your key to the department office by Monday, January, 12th. Any unclaimed items will be removed

Annual Student Activities Report (SAR) DUE: Feb. 2 Annual Adviser meetings: February 2 - 20

The graduate school requires an annual review of student progress for
each graduate student. The department process for annual review
includes a meeting with your adviser(s). Please make an appointment
with your adviser(s) to discuss your academic progress toward the
degree. Goals, problems, research interests, and timelines for
completion should be reviewed. Meetings should be scheduled between
February 2 and February 20. After the meeting, your adviser will
submit a brief written report to the DGS. We will be in contact with
each adviser to remind them of the department process and deadlines.

Students are also required to submit a Student Activities Report (SAR)
each calendar year. Cumulative information from collected SARs --
which includes information about research, teaching, publication,
conference participation, honors, and service activities in the 2014
calendar year-- is important for the department, graduate school, and
college in assessing the activities of the graduate program. Please
submit your SAR (template attached) to Melanie ( by
Monday, February 2, 2015. We encourage you to submit a copy of this
report to your adviser at this time as well as advisers have noted
that your SAR is a helpful guide to facilitate a broader discussion of
your research and professional goals.

SAR Template SAR Template 2014.docx
For more information on the annual review please check the Graduate
Handbook, available at

Graduate Student Experience in the Research University (GradSERU) survey

A Reminder from the Grad School: You have been invited to participate in the new Graduate Student Experience in the Research University (GradSERU) survey. This is a way for University and College leaders to learn more about what is important to you as a graduate student, what we are doing well, and what areas need more attention. We need to hear from you about your graduate experiences. The survey takes about 30 minutes to complete. Responses are confidential and cannot be linked back to individuals. As an added incentive, survey responders are automatically added to the random drawing for gift cards. Take the survey:

3RD YEAR STUDENTS: The fall semester date on which Written Preliminary
Portfolio Exam materials are accepted by the department is Monday,
November 3rd, by 12:00pm, NOON.
If you are planning to submit your portfolio exam materials for this
semester, contact Melanie ( regarding your intent to
submit in November and to confirm the current members of your
examination committee.

Graduate Workshop in Modern History - call for scholarly work

THE GRADUATE WORKSHOP in MODERN HISTORY is currently soliciting papers for its 2014 fall semester schedule. If you have a seminar paper, dissertation chapter, MA thesis, or other project you would like to submit to a journal or present at a conference the GWMH is a perfect place to receive useful and insightful feedback in an informal atmosphere. Click here to learn more and to submit work.

Teaching Assistantship Preferences DUE

TEACHING ASSISTANT PREFERENCES DUE Wednesday, March 26th. Please submit your teaching assistantship preferences to Colleen by noon. You may submit via email at or leave a copy of your preferences in her mailbox.

Dissertation Writing Retreat

THE CENTER FOR WRITING and THE GRADUATE SCHOOL are now accepting applications for their three week Dissertation Writing Retreat. All dissertation-writing PhD students are encouraged to apply for one of the fifteen seats available. The retreat takes place from May 27 - June 12. Applications are due Monday, April 7th. Click here for more information and to apply.


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