PhD Workshops

As part of the biennial meeting of the International Planning History Society, all PhD candidates are are invited to submit your research proposals for a workshop.   Each student will receive valuable feedback on their proposal from an expert in their field.

The writing workshop is sponsored by the Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH), and will take place on Tuesday, July 19th, 2:15-4:00pm.  Margaret Crawford, president of SACRPH, and Joseph Heathcott, past-president of SACRPH, are co-chairing the session.

The purpose of the workshop is to support doctoral students in developing their research programme, with a focus on composing high-quality proposals.  We will discuss writing skills, organization, sourcing, and methods, among other topics.  At the beginning of the session we will meet briefly as a group, and then break off into small clusters, each led by a faculty member.

To participate, you should send a one-page document with your name, current institution, previous degrees and institutions, contact information, and a brief abstract (no more than 150 words) of your research topic.

The one-page document is due no later than June 20th, and should be sent to and

Proposals are due on July 1st to the same address, and will be assigned to an appropriate reader.