What to Expect
Participants will be expected to deliver a brief presentation on an original research topic. Proposals should address a subject of scholarly significance that draws upon the classical liberal tradition, explores the significance of human freedom, or furthers our understanding of the principles and characteristics of a free society. Presentations are given 30 minutes but are encouraged to keep their presentations around 20 minutes so there is plenty of time for feedback and questions from faculty and peers. The workshop will feature topics in philosophy, economics, political science, history, and other related fields within the humanities and social sciences. Papers that use interdisciplinary and mixed methodological approaches are welcome, though this is not required.
- To be eligible for consideration, participants must either be full-time PhD graduate students or MA students who are completing coursework toward an eventual PhD.
- The application form will require your project title, an abstract, your CV, and a brief personal research statement describing the relationship of your research to the broader classical liberal tradition.
- IHS provides accepted participants with all meals and shared housing accommodations for the duration of the workshop, based on dual-occupancy with another participant.
- Accepted participants will be eligible for a travel stipend to cover airfare or ground transportation to and from the workshop.
IHS graduate seminars and workshops provide unique opportunities for you to explore classical liberal ideas at an advanced level, learn about the possibilities of an academic career, and present your research.
Most importantly, though, you’ll meet scholars and peers who share your passion for ideas.
If you are new to IHS and would like to get involved, you can learn about our scholarship and grant programs here.
For more information, contact ResearchWorkshops@TheIHS.org.