The 2nd half of the obligatory introductory seminar for first year PhD Students (Spring 2020) will focus on the practical aspects of completing a PhD dissertation, providing guidance on how to conduct, organize, and present historical research in a variety of formats. Assignments will include an archival diary, an oral history, a grant/research proposal, a historical piece aimed at a public audience, a conference-style presentation, and a 'mini-MPT.'