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.