Dartmouth History Institute

What is the Dartmouth History Institute?

The Dartmouth History Institute, which meets at the end of the academic year, is designed to explore the emerging trends and best new work in a particular sub-field of history by inviting  finishing or recently-finished Ph.D. students to present and workshop parts of their dissertations in the company of senior scholars and editors. The theme changes from year to year. Previous Dartmouth History Institutes included the themes:

European Intellectual History (2017, directed by Udi Greenberg and Darrin McMahon)

New Directions in Medieval Religious History (2018, directed by Cecilia Gaposchkin and Walter Simons)

Illnesses in Asia: A Comparative History (2022, directed by Soyoung Suh, Douglas Haynes, and Erqi Cheng)

The Global and the Local: New Histories from Across the Seventeenth-Century World (2023, directed by Paul Musselwhite)

For three days, new scholars workshopped chapter and article drafts, and discussed their plans for completing their book projects. They were joined in discussion by senior historians and editors at major university presses.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Institute was not held in 2020 or 2021.