Sunday, April 7, is workshop day at the OAH Annual Meeting! The five workshops, funded by two grants--"Graduate, Adjunct, and Independent Scholar Workshops" and "Public Voice Workshops for Historians"--from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will address issues facing the profession and offer opportunities to fine-tune skills necessary to advance your career.
In addition, the "Graduate, Adjunct, and Independent Scholar" grant also provides individuals in these groups the opportunity to apply for TRAVEL GRANTS and deeply DISCOUNTED REGISTRATION to help offset the cost of attending the conference.
We still have $10 registrations available for Graduate Students, Independent Historians, and Non-Tenure Track Faculty. Space is also available for those workshops and Media Training. Email email@example.com today!
Participants of the workshops must be registered for the Annual Meeting
|Graduate, Adjunct, and Independent Scholar Workshops|
|HOW TO APPLY | Workshops, Travel Grants, Discounted Registration|
|Non- Tenure Faculty Workshop: Challenging and Changing the Narrative on Non-tenure (NTT) Faculty|
|Independent Scholars Workshop: On My Own: Practicing History as an Independent Scholar|
|Graduate Students Workshop: Essential Professional Development Skills for graduate School and Early Career|
|Public Voice Workshops for Historians|
|HOW TO APPLY | Workshops|
|The OpEd Project's "Write to Change the World"|
|"Media Training" with Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jaschik|
We still have $10 registrations available and space in the workshops. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org today!
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the Organization of American Historians a two-year, grant to expand access to the conference for graduate students, adjuncts, and independent historians. Attendees who fall into one of the three categories are invited to attend the conference and the workshops below.
Travel grants of up to $500 and deeply discounted full conference registration ($10) are available to help offset the costs of attending the Annual Meeting. The OAH is offering twenty travel grants and forty registrations per group.
To apply for a travel grant and/or discounted registration please email email@example.com with the following information:
In the body of the email please indicate:
*Please note: registration to the Annual Meeting is required to attend the workshops.
Applications will only be accepted between December 14, 2018, and February 1, 2019.Back to top
Non-Tenure Faculty Workshop: Challenging and Changing the Narrative on Non-tenure Track (NTT) Faculty
Workshop sponsored by Committee on Part-time, Adjunct and Contingent Faculty (CPACE)
Join us for a different kind of conversation about the experiences of and challenges faced by non-tenure track historians. Such challenges often include characterization as a “peril to student learning” or as an “intractable problem.” Teaching off the tenure track also means facing a wide range of issues, from job insecurity and inequitable working conditions to disrespect and lack of visibility. We understand the challenges all too well, but how do we reshape the narrative and take steps to effect change in the workplace?
The workshop will include information about the work of CPACE and OAH policies on non-tenure track faculty, interactive sessions about specific topics generated by attendees, and a lunch-time keynote address by Joe Berry, lifelong activist. Dr. Berry is the author of Reclaiming the Ivory Tower: Organizing Adjuncts to Change Higher Education and co-author of “Access to Unemployment Benefits for Contingent Faculty.” Currently, he is a member of the International Advisory Committee of International Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor (COCAL); he serves on the boards of the New Faculty Majority and the Center for the Study of Academic Labor.
Includes breakfast and lunch.
7:30 am-2:30 pm
Keynote Speaker: Alex Star, Farrar Straus and Giroux
What are the common dilemmas facing independent scholars? In a world where career diversity is becoming ever more prevalent, growing numbers of historians are producing work independent of academia. This workshop will explore the challenges of doing historical scholarship outside of traditional academic channels, and will offer ideas, networking, and resources. Panelists and attendees will explore this process from several angles, covering the challenges and opportunities posed by this autonomy. Two morning roundtable panels will address the process of producing scholarship and then finding an audience for it. The first panel “Focusing Inward” will consider the research process itself, covering issues such as research access, funding sources, and scholarly communities. The second panel “Focusing Outward” will explore how scholars can effectively earn an income and disseminate their work, covering publications, writing for popular audiences, social media, and national networking. The lunch will feature a keynote speaker from the publishing world. The final session will be a “Listening Session,” where attendees will have the opportunity to share their ideas around two key questions: how can the OAH better support independent scholars? What should be covered in next year’s workshop for Independent Scholars?
7:30 am–9:00 am | Breakfast in room, with half hour for “post-it note” brainstorming on common dilemmas, or “wish lists” for scholars.
9:00am–10:15 am | Focusing Inward
10:15 am–10:30 am | Break
10:30 am–11:45 am | Focusing Outward
12:00 pm–1:30 pm | Lunch and Keynote
Star has edited three books: Open Secrets: WikiLeaks, War and American Diplomacy, published in e-book form by The New York Times and in paperback by Grove/Atlantic in 2011, Quick Studies: The Best of Lingua Franca, which was published by FSG in 2002, and recently Joanne Freeman's The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War which was published in September 11, 2018.
Star's essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The London Review of Books, and other publications. He has been a Berlin Prize Fellow at the American Academy of Berlin, and given the Delacorte Lecture in Magazine Journalism at Columbia University.
1:30 pm –2:30 pm | Listening Session
Graduate Students Workshop: Essential Professional Development Skills for Graduate School and Early Career
7:30 am- 2:30 pm
We invite graduate students to attend a special workshop on Sunday, April 7. Designed with the assistance of current graduate students, this workshop will provide attendees with networking opportunities and information on how to get the most from your graduate program. This workshop is free but pre-registration is required. Participation is capped at 40.
Keynote Speaker | Kate Duttro, Career Change for Academics – “Creating an Online Presence”
Bio: Dr. Duttro, a career coach to "recovering academics," has worked with graduate students, postdocs, adjuncts and non-tenured faculty, to help them find the work they most want to do, especially when moving beyond traditional academic career paths. Retired from 10+ years in career counseling at the University of Washington, she blogs at her own website, Career Change for Academics and has written for Job-Hunt.org, Career Thought Leaders and various other publications.Back to top
We still have space in the Media Training workshop, emails firstname.lastname@example.org today!
Within the body of the email please include Name Registration Confirmation Number* Current OAH Membership Number* Affiliation (if any) Position (such as high school teacher, graduate student, independent scholar, assistant professor, etc.) Field of study Short paragraph (250 words) on why you would like to participate One- or two-sentence idea for a proposed op-ed column
*Registration and current OAH membership to the conference is necessary to participate in the workshop.
9:30 am-5:30 pm
Our programs are based on time-tested models of transformational learning. Games, high stakes scenarios, and live experiments challenge participants to think in new and bigger ways about what participants know, why it matters, and how to use it. We explore the source of credibility; the patterns and elements of persuasion; the difference between being “right” and being effective; how to preach beyond the choir; and how to think bigger about what you know—to have more impact in the world. Participants emerge with concrete results (op-ed drafts and more), and access to our national network of journalist mentors for individual follow up.
Who should attend?
Why this matters
8:30 am-12:30 pm
This is a half-day morning workshop with Scott Jaschik, who leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed. It provides critical interview training, including how to interact with print journalists and how best to present oneself in on-camera media. He will also discuss how to apply these ideas when writing op-eds for non-scholarly publications. Lunch is included.
Scott Jaschik is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such asThe New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999–2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scott grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University in 1985. He lives in Washington.