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Ph.D. candidate, History Columbia University jc2717@COLUMBIA.EDU Call for Applications: Dutch course in June 2013 at Columbia University for Graduate Students (tuition-free) Applications are invited for a month-long course in modern Dutch, early modern Dutch/paleography, and archives in The Netherlands, each section of which can be taken separately. The course is free-of-charge. Funding has been provided through the Queen Wilhelmina Professorship at Columbia University and by the University of Amsterdam. The course has three distinct sections, and students may apply to any or all of the three. A single letter of application will suffice for any section(s) of the course, but applicants should be sure to include the appropriate supporting materials for the section(s) of the course to which application is being made. APPLICATIONS FOR ALL SESSIONS ARE DUE APRIL 30. - two weeks of Modern Dutch for Reading Knowledge [(Week I & II (5/28 - 6/6)] - one week of 17th-century Dutch/paleography [(Week III (6/10 -6 /13)] - one week archival workshop in Amsterdam [(Week IV (6/17 - 6/21)] Description of the course and requirements for admission Week I & II Modern Dutch for Reading Knowledge This section will cover reading skills, grammar and vocabulary in modern Dutch. Open to all graduate students with the equivalent of 3 semesters or more of Dutch at the university level. Students must submit transcripts showing their successful completion of required coursework or other evidence of competence in the language. Students who are unsure if their level of Dutch is satisfactory should contact Ms. de Groot to arrange an evaluation (firstname.lastname@example.org). Week III 17th-century Dutch texts/paleography workshop The workshop will cover reading strategies of 17th-century texts and handwriting. Open to all graduate students with the equivalent of 2 semesters or more of Dutch or 2 full years of German at the university level. This section is open to all interested students and does not require evidence of prior study of the language, but interested students should submit a letter of application explaining their reason for registration. Week IV Archival workshop in Amsterdam This workshop (in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam) will take place in the Netherlands and will introduce students to archives in Amsterdam and to the kinds of sources available there and in other archives or libraries in The Netherlands and Belgium. Students applying to join the archives workshop in Amsterdam are required to submit a letter of purpose explaining how the training will advance their ongoing or planned research for a graduate thesis. They will also be expected to provide a letter from their advisor or principal faculty member endorsing the trip and the archival experience, in the expectation that it will lead to archival work for the thesis. Lodging, some meals, and an allowance for additional meals and local travel will be provided to participants. Students who are unable to cover the costs of airfare to and from Amsterdam may apply for support from the program, but will be expected to provide a letter from their Department Chair or Dean verifying that the student has sought university support for the travel and has been denied; the grounds for the denial should be included in the letter. The University of Amsterdam gives participants the opportunity to rent dorm rooms beyond the workshop, for the rest of the summer, if a longer stay is required for research purposes. Applications, along with supporting documents, should be emailed to Wijnie de Groot at email@example.com. They are due April 30, 2013. Inquiries should also be directed to Ms. de Groot at that email.