The Undergraduate Workshop on Latin American history is an interdisciplinary, collaborative space meant to support undergraduate students engaged in academic research on Latin America. The workshop’s mission is to develop a greater sense of community both across disciplines and among the various constituencies (undergraduates, graduate students, professors, librarians, visiting scholars) that work on Latin America at Princeton, hoping to provide undergraduates with greater access to and collaboration with Princeton’s vibrant network of scholars of the region.
The workshop series begins with several methodological sessions covering Princeton’s vast holdings on Latin America, archival research, and strategies for writing grant proposals and graduate school applications. In late fall and early winter, once students begin to have substantial research and writing projects underway, we will begin to workshop student papers (including junior papers and senior thesis chapters, as well as shorter term papers). These sessions will offer students the chance to share their research with the wider community, as well as receive feedback from peers, graduate students, and faculty.
We would like to thank the Program in Latin American Studies and the Department of History, our co-sponsors, for their support. We would like to extend a special thanks to the faculty and staff of PLAS, including Gabriela Nouzeilles, Eneida Toner, and Damaris Zayas, for their generosity and enthusiasm for the project. The workshop would not be possible without Jessica Mack, a graduate student in the history department, and Jeremy Adelman, professor of history. We would also like to thank Robert Karl, Vera Candiani, and Fernando Acosta-Rodríguez for their feedback and willingness to lend their time and talents to the group.
COSPONSORED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND THE PROGRAM IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
Every other Wednesday 12:15-1:30, lunch provided, open to all
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS AND TOPICS:
- 9/19 - intro to undergrads. faculty, and grad students
- 10/3 - workshop on library resources with Fernando Acosta-Rodriguez, Latin America Librarian
- 10/17 - workshop on archival research methods
- 11/7 - applying to grad school. fellowships, and research funding
- 11/28 - guest speakers: Ryan Edwards, PLAS Fellow and Miqueias Mugge, Brazil LAB
- 12/12 - workshop fall junior papers
Aly Kersley and Kate Reed are seniors in the Department of History and Program in Latin American Studies. They began work on this project in spring 2018 and are delighted to be able to bring it to fruition this year. For more information about the workshop and to join, please email them (firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com) and subscribe to the PLAS listserv.