3rd Annual Early Research & Scholarship Conference

The Library is pleased to co-sponsor the Graduate Center’s Third Annual Early Research and Scholarship Conference (formerly the Archival Research Conference) which features student recipients of one of several different fellowships funded by the Provost’s office: the Knickerbocker Award for Archival Research in American Studies, the Award for Archival Research in African American and African Diaspora Studies, and the Pre-Dissertation Summer Research Awards.
Screen Shot 2016-08-22 at 10.16.43 AMPanels will be moderated by Graduate Center faculty. The library’s Chief librarian, for example, will moderate the panel on Trans/Queer Intimacies, 10:30am – 11:30am, featuring student research from English, Sociology, and French departments. As it enters its third year, the clear trend of participating in this conference are its endless opportunities for student researchers at the GC and beyond.

Some examples of useful takeaways are:

  • Witnessing researchers engaged in the early-mid level tiers of research in your field and other interdisciplinary fields.
  • Analyzing strategies for elements that build engaging, thought-provoking, or memorable presentations.
  • Determining whether a Provost office funded fellowship is worth pursuing based on direct interactions with recipients.

A longer list could be generated, but the recommendation is clear: show up, receive papers, offer feedback, get engaged, encourage colleagues. It’s a win-win situation. See for yourself the many ways that attending the Early Research and Scholarship Conference is a great tool for you at the start of a new semester.

The conference is free and open to all.
Visitors to the building should bring a valid state ID for building entrance.

Program details here.
Friday, September 2, 2016
9:00AM – 3:00PM
Graduate Center, CUNY – Concourse Level
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016


About the Author

Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz is an Assistant Professor and Head of Reference at the Graduate Center Library.