Nuclear History Boot Camp

Deadline: 30 November 2014
Open to: students enrolled in or accepted to a Ph.D. program in international relations, history, political science and related fields
Venue: 12 – 22 June 2015 in Rome, Italy


The fifth-annual Nuclear History Boot Camp, an initiative of the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project, is an intensive, ten-day immersion in the history of nuclear matters ranging from the evolution of nuclear technology to the origins and development of deterrence theory and nuclear strategy through the historical roots of today’s global nuclear landscape.

NPIHP’s summer 2015 Nuclear History Boot Camp will take place from June 12-22 and will be hosted by the University of Roma Tre and the Machiavelli Center for Cold War Studies (CIMA) at a former ACE HIGH NATO communications relay site in the village of Allumiere near Rome, Italy.

The thematic seminars led by world-class historians and leading experts will:

  • fully immerse participants in the world of nuclear history research,
  • explore the international history behind today’s nuclear challenges,
  • foster discussions of the presentations that each participant will offer based on his/her current research.


The summer 2015 Nuclear History Boot Camp is open to:

  • Students enrolled in or who have been accepted to a Ph.D. program in international relations, history, political science and related fields;
  • Students who are working towards or considering a thesis on nuclear matters;
  • Applicants who have completed their M.A. degree and are considering a Ph.D. in any of the above fields will also be considered.


The selected participants will receive full tuition and round-trip airfare to Rome as well as accommodations and meals during the boot camp.


Interested candidates must submit the following documents:

  • A completed application cover sheet;
  • A brief resume or CV (maximum 2 pages);
  • A letter of recommendation from a professor, supervisor or senior professional colleague;
  • A brief abstract (maximum 200 words) of your current academic research;
  • A statement of purpose (approximately 1 page or 400-600 words in length) describing how participating in the Nuclear History Boot Camp would contribute to the achievement of your personal, professional or academic goals.

All completed applications must be sent in English to:  [email protected]

The deadline to apply is 30 November 2014.

For further information please visit the official website.

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