Grad students, recent PhDs: Apply for Weekends with the Accomplished

Become a leader in this exciting trend of expanding the opportunities to engage wider audiences in historical reflection!

The Weekends with the Accomplished will provide an opportunity for participants to work with Patty Limerick and other accomplished practitioners of applied history.

Our first weekend will be Nov. 15–17 with Char Miller, director of environmental analysis, the W.M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis and History, and chair of sociology at Pomona College in Claremont, California.

Applications are open to area graduate students and recent PhDs who want an opportunity to acquire new skills specific to their area and topics of study.
Participants will receive:

  • Mentoring and guidance by Patty Limerick and Char Miller
  • Skill-building workshops
  • Goal-setting sessions
  • Networking opportunities with both academics and non-academics
  • Preferred consideration for the Summer Workshop
  • A chance to build community with other aspiring applied historians
  • Certificate of participation

Apply today! Accepting applications through Nov. 1. Note: Each weekend will have its own application process. You may apply for more than one weekend.

Programs in Applied History with Patty Limerick

The Center of the American West at CU Boulder with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is implementing an applied history training program tying historical understanding to real-world solutions for modern problems.

Through a series of courses, projects, networking events and summer programs, graduate students, postdoctoral students and faculty will combine their historical knowledge with practical skills. Under the guidance of mentors, participants will craft responses to recurring issues in the West.