The Rothschild Archive Summer School
The American Project
17-21 September 2012
**Additional funding means there are still places available**
The Rothschild Archive, London in conjunction with King’s College, London is conducting a research project on the financial involvement of Rothschild in the Americas over the long nineteenth century. The project is based on the large quantity of archive materials that form part of the Archive’s holdings in Britain and France.
In connection with the project the Archive offers a summer school on historical methods and archival research hosted by King’s College, London in the week of 17 September 2012. The programme will include sessions on palaeography, research methods, nineteenth-century financial instruments, the structure and organisation of archives, digitisation and working with sources. Students will also be assigned small research projects to complete during their time on the course.
Participants will learn how to work effectively with primary source materials, employ different approaches to Atlantic history in their research, gain a greater understanding of nineteenth-century finance and become familiar with the sources available in The Rothschild Archive. Further they will develop an understanding of how collections are acquired and archives are organised.
Applicants must be registered as Ph.D. students or enrolled in a Ph.D. programme. We seek qualified applicants interested in the nineteenth-century Atlantic world that will employ materials in The Rothschild Archive in their research projects.
Preference will be given to those who have already chosen a dissertation topic and written a dissertation proposal but have not yet embarked on actual research. The Archive will cover lodging for those on the course but students are responsible for their own travel arrangements.
A complete application consists of:
* a covering letter outlining the candidate’s motivation to participate
* a curriculum vitae
* a brief project proposal (2-4 pages)
* a letter from the candidate's doctoral advisor
Advisors’ letters can be sent directly by post or by email to:
The Rothschild Archive
New Court, St. Swithin’s Lane
Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials via email to Kathryn Boodry: email@example.com
Deadline for submission of applications has been extended to 1 June 2012.
All applicants will be notified by 15 June 2012.