GUHP Mentorship Program 2021-22 for Emerging Scholars

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  • CFP Deadline: 23/09/2021

This year, accepted Emerging Scholars will help inaugurate GUHP’s “Four Dream Conversations in Urban History”

The Global Urban History Project (GUHP) invites applications from graduate students and early careers scholars in urban history to join one of four workshops it will run during the 2020-21 academic year as part of GUHP’s new Four Dream Conversations in Urban History.

Selected applicants will be paired with a senior scholar and GUHP member in their field and will participate in a series of events designed to facilitate intellectual engagement, offer feedback on research and writing, and promote peer and professional support. Workshop participants will be of course invited to all other public events in the four Dream Conversations series. The workshop will culminate in a spring symposium (date TBA). Exceptional papers may be recommended for publication in the Global Urban History Blog, journal special issues, or other venues.

Participants will be expected to present the results of their project during the spring symposium. The symposium will be open to the wider GUHP community via video conference.

Workshop themes, structure, moderators, and timeline are detailed below. All activities will be held online, through video conferences, though some hybrid events may be scheduled as part of the critical Conversations series. Mentors, who may be moderators or other senior GUHP members, will be assigned once applications are accepted.

Applicants must be advanced graduate students or have completed their graduate degree in the past five years and must register as members of GUHP to qualify for the mentorship workshop.

Applicants must be GUHP members. If you are not a GUHP member, please sign up prior to applying. No-cost options are available.


Successful applicants will receive an honorarium of $500.


Each of the Emerging Scholars Workshops will be associated with one of the Four Dream Conversations in Urban History, a series of events that will begin during the academic year 2021-22. More information on the Conversations is forthcoming. In the meantime, applicants should select a first and second choice of workshop from one of the Four Conversation topics.  More information on the conversations can be found on the GUHP website.

Tentative Schedule

  • October Open House for all workshop participants (applicants, mentors, and moderators)
  • October through April Individual Mentorship Sessions
  • November-January Workshop Reading Discussions
  • February or March Draft Panel Discussion Each workshop will hold a separate mock symposium where applicants will present a first draft of their work to mentors and peers for feedback and discussion. It will be expected that drafts be shared with other workshop participants by Monday, December 1.
  • April – May Workshop Symposium
  • Throughout the year: Participants and mentors will attend events in the Four Dream Conversations series


To Apply

Please submit the following information in a single PDF file as an attachment to by Friday, September 23, 2021:

Name, affiliation, email, main area of research interest, whether applying as a graduate student or early career scholar, first and second choice of Dream Conversation you would like to join as your primary focus of this work, title of proposed symposium paper, a 500-800 word abstract, and an updated Curriculum Vitae.

Also: please arrange with an academic advisor to send one letter of recommendation under separate cover to the same email address,