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GHSA 3-Minute Thesis Workshop

Watson Hall 517

Are you a history MA applying to SSHRC? Looking for ways to communicate your research and its significance for a grant? Want to improve on communicating your research to a general audience? The GHSA is hosting a two part 3 Minute Thesis Workshop to help you prepare and develop these important skills!

What is the 3 Minute Thesis? The 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) is an annual competition held across universities worldwide and provide the opportunity for researchers to communicate their research to a general public audience in a compelling way.

We are hosting an informal version of this which consists of:

Part – 1: Workshop - November 10th in Watson 517 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM

MA students will have the chance to learn more about the 3MT, develop skills, and learn how these skills can translate to your research and future careers. We will have a guest speaker from SGS who will teach us more about 3MTs. There will also be time to workshop ideas with peers and members of the GHSA!

Part – 2: 3MT Competition - November 24th in Watson 517 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM.

Those who are interested in taking what they learned and putting them to practice will have a chance to present their 3MT to their peers and gain valuable feedback.

Why is a 3MT important?

3MTs provide an opportunity to rehearse and condense your research/research topic into a 3 minute or less elevator pitch. It’s also a chance to work on making your research compelling and worded in a way that can be communicated to the general public. This is great practice for upcoming SSHRC applications and other grants, for interviews, future jobs where you may need to present research publicly and so much more. In all these instances, you need to make your research compelling and understandable to people outside the history field, plus it’ll help develop and strengthen your public speaking and communication skills!

Those who are interested in attending or have any questions about the workshop can reach out to Josephine Vitella (

Department of History, Queen's University

49 Bader Lane, Watson Hall 212
Kingston ON K7L 3N6




Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.