Funded Presentation Opportunity for Graduate Students
The St. George Tucker Society is “an interdisciplinary scholarly organization dedicated to the study of the American South. Founded in 1990, it holds an annual meeting for members and guests during the summer ‘lay-by’ season. These meetings feature presentations by established and beginning scholars. Papers are circulated in advance of the meeting and sessions focus on the engagement between the presenter and the audience. Meals and libations are normally shared as part of the program schedule in an effort to foster collegiality.”
This year’s annual meeting will be held July 26-28 in Jackson, MS. Brooks Forum participants are awarded up to $500 to cover travel & lodging expenses, and their conference registration fees are waived.
Participants are typically ABD, but all Ph.D. students who have completed a chapter or two of a well-conceived dissertation are welcome to apply. Each Brooks Forum participant will circulate a chapter-length paper in advance of the gathering in Jackson. Following their presentations at the meeting, participants have the unique opportunity to receive feedback from established scholars who have read their work. Tuckerites look forward to the opportunity to engage with the work of the up-and-coming scholars that are selected to participate in the Brooks Forum. For students engaged in writing their dissertations, the opportunity to receive dedicated feedback from such a large group of established scholars is certainly unique, and students can expect to leave the weekend with critiques and encouragement that will make their projects stronger.
Interested students should
forward an abstract of their dissertation and a copy of their CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for applications is May 14, and those selected will be notified by early June.