The Weatherhead Initiative on Global History (WIGH) at Harvard University, directed by Sven Beckert and Charles Maier, identifies and supports outstanding scholars whose work responds to the growing interest in the encompassing study of global history. The initiative seeks to organize a community of scholars interested in the systematic scrutiny of developments that have unfolded across national, regional, and continental boundaries and who propose to analyze the interconnections—cultural, economic, ecological and demographic—among world societies. The initiative encourage applicants from all over the world, and especially from outside Europe and North America, hoping to create a global conversation on global history. For further information about WIGH please consult their website at http://wigh.wcfia.harvard.edu.
WIGH Fellows are appointed for one year and are provided time, guidance, office space, and access to Harvard University facilities. They should be prepared to devote their entire time to productive scholarship and may undertake sustained projects of research or other original work. They will join a vibrant community of global history scholars at Harvard.
All materials must be received by January 15th. The selection process begins immediately thereafter.