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March Paper in Modern History A & B

Training Seminar

Starts on 9 January 2020


Group A: Prof Stéphane Van Damme and Dr Doina Anca Cretu (Max Weber Fellow)
Registration code: HEC-TS-MPMHA-19
Admin. Assistant: Miriam Curci

  • 16 January, Sala del Torrino
  • 6 February, Sala del Torrino 
  • 7 February, Sala degli Stemmi
  • 10 February, Sala del Torrino 


Group B: Prof. Alexander Etkind and Dr Julie Deschepper (Max Weber Fellow)
Registration code: HEC-TS-MPMHB-19
Admin. Assistant: Fabrizio Borchi

  • Thursdays 15:10-17:00, Sala dei Levrieri


Seminar description

This Training Seminar offers first-year researchers the opportunity to introduce their work for group discussion and feedback in advance of the March Paper. The seminar covers several practicalities of historical research, such as  defining a clear research agenda, formulating effective research questions and hypotheses based on the sources, how best to use archival and other primary sources, developing methods for using different types of source-material, evaluating existing historiography, and structuring analyses and larger narratives. Above all, the training seminar offers first-year researchers a forum in which to obtain critical feedback from the professors and their peers as they prepare their March Papers.


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