Monday, September 14, 2009

Publishing for a Wide Audience: Grad Student Workshop

Monday October 19, 2009
London, ON, Canada

Fifty thousand screaming readers rush the newsstand to get a copy of your latest research. Okay, maybe they're not screaming, but the numbers probably aren't that far off. While peer reviewed journals may make the academic world go round, it's through magazines and newspapers that your work can make its way into homes across the country – and you might be surprised to find out how interested Canadians are in what you do. Did we mention that you also get paid, and the amount of work is probably less than you spent on your first undergrad paper?

The Network in Canadian History & Environment (NiCHE) is sponsoring a graduate student workshop on Monday, October 19, 2009 in London, Ontario which will teach participants how to sell an article about their work or experiences to a popular publication. The workshop will be hands-on and by the end of the day all participants should have a proposal finished and ready to submit to an editor.

Accommodation grants are available for out of town participants. Priority will be given to students studying topics on Canada and the environment and those who are registered as NiCHE members. Membership is free and you can sign up at

Participants are also invited to attend an optional public lecture that evening by Harriet Ritvo, president of the American Society of Environmental Historians. Ritvo will be discussing her new book, The Dawn of Green: Manchester, Thirlmere, and Modern Environmentalism (Chicago UP, 2009).

Space is limited, so if you are interested please contact Adam Crymble at as soon as possible. Formal registration to follow. No fee.

See the event poster (PDF).

Photo credit: "Ode to Jack Keruac", Oliver Hammond.