Apply by Aug 21 | New-York Historical Society Center for Women’s History Early Career Workshop

The Center for Women’s History invites applications for participation in the fourth cohort of our Early Career Workshop (ECW) []. During the academic year 2020–2021, a select group of doctoral candidates and new scholars in the fields of American women’s and gender history will meet monthly to workshop their writing with a rotating pair of scholars drawn from the Center for Women’s History Scholarly Advisory Board []. The ECW also offers private tours of N-YHS exhibits with curators and two seminars during the academic year: one with a professional writing coach on strategies for radical revision and generative prompts and a second with an editor from an academic press on scholarly publishing.

By bringing together the brightest scholars in our field, the Center for Women’s History aims to incubate new ideas and methodologies, establish networks between new and established scholars, and help cultivate research and writing skills.


Applicants must be doctoral candidates (ABD) currently in the writing stages of a dissertation or a newly-minted PhD working on a book proposal or first book manuscript. The dissertation or book topic must primarily use methodologies and content related to gender or women’s history. The central geography of the project must be in the United States. The ECW especially welcomes applications from scholars working on the intersection of race, class, gender, sexuality, and ability as well as scholars working to promote social and political equity.

All ECW participants must commit to attending nine monthly meetings between September 2020 and May 2021, reading and preparing comments for two papers each month, and preparing and circulating their own writing to be workshopped at one meeting during the year. For the 2020-2021 academic year, the workshop will meet remotely via Zoom.

The Early Career Workshop welcomes applicants of all genders, backgrounds, and abilities.

Application Instructions
Please submit the following materials by Friday, August 21, 2020:

  • 25-page writing sample
  • 1-page statement of interest
  • CV

Please direct any questions to Nicole Mahoney, PhD, Center for Women’s History Early Career Workshop Coordinator, at


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