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- 12:00 pm, Saturday, January 13, 2018
The workshop is designed for graduate students, but open to everyone.
The workshop will include three speakers on three topics with Q&A.
“The Conference Proposal and Presentation: Tips for Success”
Dr. Jeremiah Axelrod, Occidental College
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.
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.