West Point Summer Seminar
I have just learned that the Department of History at the U.S. Military Academy has posted its call for applications for the 2009 Summer Seminar on Military History. This three-week program brings together approximately two dozen junior scholars of military history (graduate students who have completed all but their dissertation are also eligible) at West Point to participate in a terrific program of seminars, lectures, and staff rides.
This is pretty much a mandatory experience for anyone who has aspirations as a military historian. When I did the program as a fellow in 1999, the guest lecturers included such great scholars as Fred Anderson, John Lynn, Don Higginbotham, William Skelton, Brian Linn, and Williamson Murray, while the staff rides were led by Carol Reardon (Gettysburg) and Mark (Antietam). On top of all the great stuff you get to do in the course of the program, participants receive a very generous stipend, as well as coverage of expenses.
The deadline for applications is 1 February 2009. More information can be found here.