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CALM – Cambridge-LMU PhD Training Collaboration in the Contemporary History of Global Europe

The Department of History of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, and the Faculty of History of the University of Cambridge announce a new PhD Training Collaboration, starting from September 2020.

The aim of this collaboration is to provide a space for PhD students in both universities to develop their research by engaging with cutting edge debates in the field. Each academic year, c. 6 students from each university will take part in a series of events designed to support them in developing their research in conversation with colleagues, as well as an opportunity to build international networks at the beginning of their careers. The core events will be two meetings – one in 2020 and the other in 2021. Students selected for the collaboration will be funded to participate in the events. 

The meetings will include seminars and discussions of key methodological and historiographical approaches. At the first meeting, students will present and discuss a summary of their project. In the second meeting, students will have the opportunity to workshop a chapter from their thesis or draft article. These will be pre-circulated and discussed in detail by other PhD students and participating academics.

CALM is co-directed by Professor Kiran Klaus Patel (LMU) and Dr. Pedro Ramos Pinto (Cambridge), and will also have the contribution of a wider range of academics from both universities, including Dr. Celia Donert (Cambridge); Prof. Andreas Wirsching (LMU); PD Dr. Martina Steber (LMU) and Professor Andrew Preston (Cambridge).

Please find the report on the first workshop in Munich on 10th September 2020 here and the report on the second workshop on 20th May 2021 here.