2013 Summer School
Postgraduate students, who are enrolled in masters or PhD programmes and officially based out of institutions within the ASEAN region and Timor-Leste, are invited to apply for a place in an intensive summer school on the history of public health. Countries in the ASEAN region are defined as: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Burma/Myanmar, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam,
The summer school, as part of the 100th anniversary of the China Medical Board, will be held over two weeks at the Centre for History and Economics, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, England. It is anticipated that up to eight students will be invited to participate.
The purpose of the summer school is to give postgraduate students the opportunity to consult resources in the University of Cambridge, the British Library, the National Archives, and other specialist libraries in the UK. Participants will partake in masterclasses led by leading scholars in the field of the history of public health, graduate workshops that seek to provide a platform for the scholarly exchange and presentation of ideas, and training workshops on sources in the UK and elsewhere for the study of public health. In addition, each student will receive individual mentoring on their research from a senior scholar and also be paired with a graduate mentor who will be a postgraduate student at the University of Cambridge.
Participants will be expected to use this opportunity to engage in their own research and writing of individual projects in preparation of manuscripts for publication. Manuscripts will be due no later than December 2013.
Students must be able to demonstrate a working command of the English language. Phone/Skype interviews for shortlisted candidates may be conducted.
Cost of travel, accommodation, and meals will be met by the school.