9. 2 Mar seminar. Individual research updates [including a detailed paper outline]emailed to all seminar participants on 28 Feb, for seminar discussion by all members of the seminar on Tuesday the 2nd.Weeks 10-12. Professor Cook available for research assistance normal seminar hours, please make appontments in advance.13. 30 Mar seminar. Students will email a draft of their paper to all seminar participantson 28 March, for discussion, and evaluation of all the members on the 30
.14. 6 Apr Oral presentations of 5-7 papers to seminar, 20-25 minutes each, with 5-10minutes question and answer session for each. Standard formal conference paper style.15. 13 April Oral presntations of the remaining 5-7 papers, same format as above.
Monday 19 April the final polished printed paper must submitted to ProfessorCook, in his office at 6 PM. An electronic copy should also be submitted byattachment.Course Requirements:
Students are expected to attend all seminar sessions as indicated on the syllabus and toread and discuss the assigned texts during the initial week. They should also write andhand in a two to three page "critique" of the text, in a format similar to that of major historical journals. In addition to the discussion each student will prepare a bio-bibliographical synopsis of the career of the author of the text. The report should beno longer than three or four pages in length. Topics to be covered include education, professional appointments, research stints, fellowships and honors, and significant publications. Two or three sentences analyzing each of the author’s major publicationswould be appropriate. The student will also consult scholarly journals and collect andanalyze reviews of the week's assigned text. Here too a written synopsis is needed, withquotations from reviews and bio-bibliographical identification of the reviewers.By the end of the fall semester the student will complete an historiographical essay their chosen research topic, hopefully showing how the topic is related to the concept of “Atlantic Civilization.” The essay should be approximately eighteen pages in length, andshould include a separate annotated bibliography (30-60 items, three to five sentenceannotation each, depending on theme) covering relevant works, and an annotated list of the documentary primary sources that will be used for the research. The essay will likely be part of the final research paper due at the end of the spring semester, will also become part of the thesis or dissertation prospectus.During the spring 2008 semester the student will continue research. The deadline for presentation of the text to distribute to all seminar participants is April 19. Your instructor expects professionalism and originality in work. The researcher should take a3