Graduate Handbook | Institutes
The various institutes affiliated with the Department and University offer a rance of opportunities for graduate students, including academic conferences, outside speakers, workshops, and fellowships.
USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute (EMSI) – This institute, directed by Peter C. Mancall, supports advanced research and scholarship on human societies between 1450 and 1850. The Institute’s range is global. Unlike existing centers that focus on particular regions, the Institute aims to advance knowledge of the diverse societies in and around the Atlantic and Pacific basins. For up-to-date information on events and opportunities, see the EMSI website.
Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West (ICW) – This institute, directed by Bill Deverell, serves as a center for scholarly investigation of the history and culture of California and the American West. Through sponsorship of innovative scholarship and research, ICW draws on the resources of the University of Southern California and the Huntington Library to build an innovative collaboration between a research university and a research library. For up-to-date information on events and opportunities, see the ICW website.
Institute for British and Irish Studies (IBS) – This institute, directed by Cynthia Herrup, serves as a resource for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates from across the USC campus. It is part of a growing community of area resources in British and Irish Studies. For up-to-date information on events and opportunities, see the IBIS website.
USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education – With an archive of nearly 52,000 videotaped testimonies from Holocaust survivors and other witnesses, the institute works with a global network of partners to provide an array of valuable educational services that reach educators, students, and the general public around the world. For up-to-date information on this institute and its archives, see the USC Shoah Foundation Institute website.