Graduate Seminars and Workshops

Graduate Seminars and Workshops

  • Diplomatic History Group

The Diplomatic History Group is a forum for graduate students studying foreign policy and international history to circulate dissertation chapters, conference papers, or seminar essays to their colleagues and receive feedback during informal monthly meetings.

The Early American Seminar, convened jointly by the Corcoran Department of History and the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, is a forum for U.Va. graduate students and faculty, Monticello researchers, and visiting scholars to workshop papers, articles, or chapters with their peers.  The Seminar focuses on the history of colonial North America, the Atlantic World, and the United States through the Civil War and Reconstruction, and we also welcome papers from early modern Europeanists studying the same era.

  • Southern Seminar

The Southern Seminar is part of the department's Graduate Program in Southern History. This informal seminar offers a forum for graduate students and visiting scholars to present dissertation chapters, book excerpts, conference papers, and other work related to the history of the American South.

  • Civil War Discussion Group

The Civil War Discussion Group is an informal forum for UVA graduate students to meet to discuss their work on the American Civil War Era (roughly 1820-1877) with other interested students and noted professors. The group also sponsors talks by scholars from outside the University.

  • Twentieth Century United States History Workshop

The workshop brings together Ph.D. candidates and faculty in the field of twentieth-century U.S. history, along with other engaged scholars to present work in progress and comment on that work. 


Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
Nau Hall - South Lawn
Charlottesville, VA 22904


(434) 924-7147
(434) 924-7891
M-F 8am to 4:30pm
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