Public Voice


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Past Webinars- Sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as part of the Public Voice for Historians Project.
Writing for the Public: How to get started 
A webinar and working group
This webinar discusses specific strategies for pursuing public-facing writing and concludes with break-out rooms so participants have an opportunity to workshop ideas for potential pieces with the Washington Post’s Made By History editorial team: Kathryn Cramer Brownell, Brian Rosenwald, and Carly Goodman
Writing for the Public: Why it Matters and How to Do it

This webinar features specific strategies for pursuing public-facing writing and discusses ways to integrate this work into your C.V. and tenure file to credit public engagement work and demonstrate impact. 

Hosted by Brian Rosenwald and Kathryn Cramer Brownell, editors at Made By History, Washington Post.

This workshop will be conducted in the Zoom Meetings platform to allow all participants to interact using cameras and microphones

A recording of this webinar is available in the Member Forum on the OAH Connected Community

Historians and Political Activism
This webinar explores how historians use their expertise to shape the political arena and public policy process. Made By History editor and immigration historian Carly Goodman will be joined in conversation by two scholars whose historical work informs the public debate: Erika Lee, who is President-Elect of the OAH and Regents Professor of History and Asian American Studies and the Director of the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota; and Yael Schacher, who is a senior U.S. advocate at Refugees International, where she focuses on U.S. asylum, U.S. refugee admissions, temporary protected status, and immigration policy.

A recording of this webinar is available in the Member Forum on the OAH Connected Community

Historians and Social Media: Strategies, Tools, and New Outlets
This workshop will discusses strategies for disseminating historical scholarship through social media and offer tips for public engagement on new types of mediums. Kathryn Cramer Brownell, Made By History editor and associate professor of history at Purdue University, moderates a discussion with three panelists who have extensive experience in bringing historical research to Twitter, podcasting, Substack, and Clubhouse. Dr. Robert Greene II is assistant professor of history at Claflin University, senior editor at Black Perspectives, publications chair for the Society of U.S. Intellectual Historians, and an active #Twitterstorian. Dr. Lindsay M. Chervinsky is author of The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution, a regular podcast guest and media commentator, and author of the Substack “Imperfect Union. Jason Steinhauer is the founder and host of History Club, a weekly show on Clubhouse with 100,000 followers and appx. 2,500 participants per episode.

A recording of this webinar is available in the Member Forum on the OAH Connected Community