-Academic Skills Workshop (Saturday, May 6, 2017)
-Centinela Adobe Tour and Talk (Saturday, June 3, 2017)
-HSSC Tour of the San Gabriel Mission and La Casa de Lopez de Lowther Adobe (Saturday, June 10, 2017)
Academic Skills Workshop
Sponsored by the Historical Society of Southern California and The Institute for the Study of Los Angeles, Occidental College
9:00 am- 1:00 pm
Saturday, May 6, 2017
The workshop will include three speakers on three topics, Q&A, and lunch. The workshop is designed for graduate students, but open to everyone.
“The Conference Proposal and Presentation: Tips for Success”
Dr. Kenneth Marcus, University of La Verne
Strategies for finding appropriate conferences, meeting the proposal deadline, finding other panelists, and writing up a proposal can ease the concern of a first-time submitter. Strategies on presenting at a conference including how to plan a paper within the allotted time, how to deliver the paper in an engaging way, using AV effectively, and other details that may distract listeners from listening to the content of the paper will be discussed.
“Applying for Academic Jobs”
Dr. Peggy Renner, Professor, Emeritus, Glendale Community College
Applying for a job is not easy, but it is manageable if you know the guidelines. These suggested rules depend on what your goals are and where you plan to apply. There are different kinds of employment opportunity for historians and you need to decide what path you want to follow.
“Getting Published in a Peer-Reviewed Journal”
Dr. Merry Ovnick, editor of the Southern California Quarterly
How to submit an article to a scholarly journal. What are the ingredients of a publishable article? Footnoting and the abstract. How does the peer review process work? The editing and revision processes and how these could affect your work. The dark side: getting “scooped,” and plagiarism. Publication, your c.v., and your reputation as a scholar.
12:00 pm- 1:00 pm Lunch
Stay for lunch and network with speakers and other attendees.
The workshop will be held at Occidental College, 1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles, CA 90041. Directions and parking information will be available before the event.
The registration fees include lunch and an HSSC membership. Attendees are required to be current HSSC members. Student membership is $10. Regular membership is $30. If you are already an HSSC member, email email@example.com for a discount code to remove the membership fees. If you are not already a member, you will become a member of the HSSC for the 2016-2017 membership year. Your membership will expired on October 31, 2017. HSSC members at the student and regular level wills receive the HSSC newsletter and discounts to future HSSC events.
Go to https://hsscskills.eventbrite.com to sign up. Registration deadline is 11:59pm on Thursday, April 27, 2017.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Centinela Adobe Tour and Talk
Saturday, June 3, 2017
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
The HSSC is co-sponsoring a tour of the Centinela Adobe with a talk about the Avila Family. The event is co-sponsored by the Historical Society of Centinela Valley
The Centinela Adobe, also known as La Casa de la Centinela, is a Spanish Colonial style adobe house built in 1834. It is one of the 43 surviving adobes within Los Angeles County. The Adobe was the seat of the 2,000 acre Rancho Aguaje de la Centinela, a Mexican Alta California era land grant. The Rancho, granted to Ygnacio Machado, was partitioned from the much larger Rancho Sausal Redondo (22,500 acres), which was granted to Antonio Ygnacio Avila.
After a tour of the adobe, Dr. Donna Schuele (Cal State LA) will present “The Roots of Inglewood: The Avila Family and the Fight for Rancho Sausal Redondo.”
The Centinela Adobe is located at 7634 Midfield Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045
After the tour and talk, we will meet for an optional no-host lunch at Pann’s Restaurant at:
6710 La Tijera Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045
Tour registration is $15 for members of the HSSC and the Centinela Valley Historical Society and $25 for non-members. Members of the HSSC and CVHS should email email@example.com for the discount code. Go to https://hssctourjun3.eventbrite.com to register. The tour is limited to 25.
HSSC Tour of the San Gabriel Mission and La Casa de Lopez de Lowther Adobe
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Come tour two sites in San Gabriel’s historic mission district. The HSSC will tour both the San Gabriel Mission and the La Casa de Lopez de Lowther Adobe.
The San Gabriel Mission, named for the Archangel Gabriel, was founded in 1771 by Spanish Franciscan missionaries and remains one of the best preserved missions in California. The Mission’s historic church, constructed in 1805, is the oldest functioning Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The San Gabriel Mission continues to serve as a parish church for the City of San Gabriel. Since 1908, the Claretian Missionaries have overseen the care and maintenance of the mission’s historic grounds and museum collection.
Built in the early 1800s, La Casa de Lopez de Lowther was part of the San Gabriel Mission complex, situated near the northwest courtyard area. Juan Lopez moved into the house in 1849, and members of his family occupied the home until 1964. Today, La Casa de Lopez de Lowther is closed to the public and serves in a limited role for parish-related functions.
John Macias, History Instructor at Cerritos College and San Gabriel Mission Board chair, and Kim Walters, mission museum curator, will lead a tour of the San Gabriel Mission site. The tour will include information about the mission itself, the museum collection, and preservation work. The group will then tour the Lopez Adobe, which is only open for private tours.
The mission is located at 428 S Mission Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776.
A number of local options are available for lunch after the tour.
Tour registration is $15 for members of the HSSC and $25 for non-members. HSSC members should email firstname.lastname@example.org for the discount code. Go to https://hssctourjun10.eventbrite.com to register. The tour is limited to 25.