Dual MA/MSc in International and World History at Columbia and LSE

Carleton seniors and graduates are invited to apply to a two-year Master’s Program, jointly awarded by Columbia University and the London School of Economics in International and World History.

The curriculum includes a two-year sequence of reading and research seminars, interdisciplinary electives, and foreign language training. At the heart of the program is a two-year dissertation, an original scholarly work based on empirical research and analysis.

Students spend the first year in New York and the second year in London, receiving degrees from both institutions. Graduates are prepared for careers in government, journalism, think tanks, NGOs, and academia.

The application deadline is March 15. For more information visit worldhistory.columbia.edu or contact worldhistory@columbia.edu

Spots available on Ireland Summer OCS Program

Summer Program in Ireland – a few spots are left to sign up!

Study Irish culture, history, and literature on the Carleton Ireland Program this Summer, 2019!  Our program is based in County Mayo, Dublin, and Belfast, with excursions to the Aran Islands, Derry, and the Galway International Arts Festival, and with musicians, writers, and political leaders as guest speakers. There are still a few spaces available; for more information contact Prof. Constance Walker, English Dept. (cwalker@carleton.edu).

Summer Opportunity: Operation Groundswell


This summer, learn from inspiring people and places.


At Operation Groundswell, students are given teh tools to create meaningful change in the communities you call home. The program will connect you with inspiring local farmers, artists, educators, and activists who are making incredible change in their communities.


Led by two experienced leaders,their small teams dive straight into life on the ground through immersive homestays and meaningful volunteer work. Local change-makers lead us in improving their communities – sharing their stories along the way.


Operation Groundswell has grants available for students that make their summer programs accessible. 95% of students receive financial assistance grants, which can cover up to 25% of your program fee. More information about the grant is available on their website.


Programs are filling up quickly, so apply as soon as possible. The deadline for summer program applications is March 1st!




Event Recap: Gun Violence to Homesteading

Professor Harry Williams and Chantel Johnson (’10)
Chantel Johnson (’10), Jorge Bañuelos (’20), Baustin Shaw (’19), and Professor Bill North
Selam Nicola (’19), Apoorva Handigol (’19), Professor Harry Williams, Dex Schneider (’19), Chantel Johnson (’10)

One of our History alumna, Chantel Johnson, ’10, returned to campus on Friday, Jan. 18th to present a public talk: Gun Violence to Homesteading: how a Black woman from a rough neighborhood in Chicago found peace in learning how to raise animals, grow crops, make households, and supporting others in transition to a more sustainable lifestyle. She spoke about her journey surviving the impacts of gun violence to creating and operating Off Grid in Color, a farming business that uses sustainability as a tool for healing and building intentional community. As a farmer, doula, and a counselor with a Masters in Social Work, Chantel embraces holistic practices including agriculture, restorative living and the power of healing. Attending this event will be a transformative, beneficial, and empowering story centered on how to become empowered and transform our communities, food system, bodies and minds. The event was sponsored by CCCE and the Wellstone House of Organizing and Activism (WHOA).

Apply for the Google Public Policy Summer Fellowship

Applications for the 2019 North America Google Public Policy Summer Fellowship are now open!  This is an awesome paid opportunity for students looking to dive into the ins and outs of Internet policy at leading nonprofits, think tanks, and advocacy groups in Washington, D.C., California, New York, and Utah. Applications must be submitted by 12:00 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT, Friday, February, 15th. For more information about the program, including host organizations and the link to apply please visit Google PP’s website and blog post.

Call for Submissions: Chicago Journal of History

The Chicago Journal of History, the University of Chicago’s undergraduate journal for research in history and related fields in the social sciences and humanities, is accepting submissions for the upcoming Spring 2019 edition. The Journal’s mission is to provide not only an opportunity for printed and online publication, but also a forum for dedicated undergraduate students of history and related fields from across the country to exchange ideas and share their intellectual passion. The Journal publishes biannually; each issue contains 5-7 original articles selected from a large pool of qualified submissions. All submissions are reviewed rigorously, and selected pieces undergo a collaborative editing process prior to publication.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. The Chicago Journal of History does not impose any particular thematic restrictions on its contributing authors. Submissions may engage any geographic area or thematic content, and adopt any methodological or disciplinary approach, so long as the paper engages with a particular historical topic and its associated historiography.
  2. The editorial board evaluates submissions by their originality, rigor, and style. We welcome papers written for lectures or seminars and work produced through independent research, as well as B.A. theses.
  3. Submissions must be between 15 and 40 double-spaced pages in length, including citations.
  4. Papers should be submitted to ughistoryjournal@gmail.com in an MS Word or PDF attachment (document title: “LastnameFirstinitial_CJH”). The subject line of the email should contain the author’s full name and the title of the submission.
  5. Citations must be formatted using the Chicago Manual of Style notes and bibliography system (for those unfamiliar, please consult the Chicago Manual of Style Quick Guide). Submissions lacking complete citations will be returned unread.
  6. Papers must be submitted by February 11th, 2018, 12:00 PM CST in order to be considered for the Spring 2019 issue.
  7. For more information about the journal and to read our previous issues, please visit our website cjh.uchicago.edu[note that due to technical issues, some of the more recent work is instead hosted at https://voices.uchicago.edu/ucjh/].
  8. Feel free to contact the editorial board at ughistoryjournal@gmail.com with any particular questions concerning potential submissions.

ZipRecruiter: free job search tool for graduating seniors

Attention History Majors! ZipRecruiter is a FREE job search website where students can search through Entry-Level jobs across the state and the U.S. Our website uses smart matching technology to offer relevant jobs to students and alumni based on expertise, skills, and area of interest. Check it out here: https://www.ziprecruiter.com/Jobs/Entry-Level
It is also posted on the Carleton Career Center‘s Job Databases page.

Call for Submissions: Tufts Undergraduate Journal of International Affairs

This is a reminder to all interested undergraduates at your institution to submit to Hemispheres: The Tufts Undergraduate Journal of International Affairs.
Hemispheres is accepting research articles, approximately 5000-8000 words in length, written in a broad range of fields relevant to international affairs. To view paper requirements and guidelines, please visit this link. To submit a paper, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact hemispheres@tufts.edu.
This year’s submission deadline is January 25th, 2019. Please find submission details on the attached flyer and circulate as appropriate. Thank you for your attention!