Heads up! AW Graduate Assistantship deadline is 15 January 2013!

The Department of History at East Carolina University (Greenville, NC) invites applications for its Master of Arts in the History of the Atlantic World. (2013 due date: April 1)

Aimed at talented and qualified students from around the world, the Atlantic World concentration of the History M.A. offers training in a variety of related fields across a range of temporal specializations, with interdisciplinary options also available. The program qualifies its graduates to pursue Ph.D.s in the Atlantic World, and potentially in numerous sub-fields, such as European, American, Caribbean, African, and Latin American history, International Relations, and African & African American Studies.  The Atlantic World history concentration at ECU also provides training in academic and practical skills tailored to meet the needs of teachers, public servants, and business leaders operating in a trans-Atlantic and global environment.

The Atlantic World program at ECU is unique because it operates in tandem with thriving programs in Maritime Studies (including Conservation) and Public History.  The curriculum includes a selection of courses in the historiography of the Atlantic World, as well as European, American, Caribbean, African, African American, and Latin American history. The distinguished faculty team also trains students in sub-fields such as the history of gender, the history of race and slavery, the history of Diaspora, the history of political and economic thought, the history of religion, social history, and intellectual and cultural history.

Proximity to North Carolina’s “Research Triangle” and reputable Atlantic World and other History PhD programs in the Southeast facilitates research and other collaborations with a wide network of scholars and seminars in the field.

Admission is competitive and depends on the quality and merit of the candidates.  Most candidates will have studied the humanities or social sciences at the undergraduate or graduate level, but other fields of specialization are also welcome and all applications will be considered on an individual basis.

Teaching and research assistantships are available on a competitive basis. Last year a total of 29 students in the Department received M.A. teaching and research assistantship stipends. N.B. The application deadline for Assistantships is January 15, 2013.

Application forms and further information are available here. East Carolina University is a member of the University of North Carolina system.  East Carolina University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university, which accommodates the needs of individuals with disabilities.