Professional Development Workshops

Throughout the academic year the History and Culture program and the Graduate Division of Religion cosponsor a series of Professional Development Workshops for students.  These address the practical side of building an academic career: e.g., how to draft a CV, conduct a job interview, present a conference paper, apply for a grant, publish your research.

The History and Culture Colloquium

Meeting about once a month, the History and Culture Colloquium showcases innovative research by Drew faculty and graduate students as well outside scholars.  Papers representing work-in-progress are precirculated to students and faculty and then, at the colloquium, are discussed with the authors

The Dean Hopper New Scholars Conference

In September, the Director will call together all the third-year doctoral students to begin planning our annual Dean Hopper New Scholars Conference.  Except for one or two keynotes by senior scholars, all the papers at this conference will be presented by graduate students or new PhDs.  The History and Culture faculty will offer general advice and guidance, but beyond that the third-year students will be responsible for all aspects of the conference: selecting the theme, drafting and disseminating the call for papers, selecting the papers to be presented from among the abstracts submitted, recruiting the keynoters, publicizing the conference, and arranging all the logistics.