SHGAPE

SHGAPE Activities

SHGAPE Activities

We have two new SHGAPE programs for members or potential members!

1. Reviewer Zero: Meet with a Senior Scholar Program

Do you have a chapter or article you’d like a senior scholar in the field to read and critique?  The SHGAPE Events Committee will do the introductions for you! This program is open to anyone who identifies as an early career scholar (you do not also have to be a member of our Writing Workshop group – our other SHGAPE Events Committee Program). You must have a chapter or article-length piece pertaining to the late nineteenth/early twentieth centuries ready, and identify up to three senior scholars in your field/area that you’d like to meet, or the committee can suggest scholars for you. Then, the SHGAPE events committee will handle the setup and email introductions! You and the senior scholar will then schedule a time over email to meet online during the 2021-2022 academic year. The senior scholar will read your piece in advance and meet with you at a mutually agreeable time for a minimum thirty minute meeting for feedback and advice. The Events Committee can also suggest senior scholars if you do not have someone in mind.

If you are interested in being paired with a senior scholar, please fill out the Google Form by Friday 10/29, and indicate your name, affiliation, email, SHGAPE Membership status (already a member or need to join), and briefly describe the potential piece to be workshopped. You can list up to three scholars you have in mind or you can have the option to have the committee choose for you.  If you are not already a SHGAPE member, you will need to join by Friday 11/5 using the link https://www.cambridge.org/core/membership/shgape.

You will receive an email confirmation by Friday 11/19 and the Committee will then work to pair you with a senior scholar from your list or the committee’s choice. Once the scholar agrees to meet, the committee will send an introductory email to you both with next steps.

Link to Google Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScUC_mbLL5dDTdQUc927AlAbFIAVs9gn2MYL7TeZHAcnTbKLw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Questions? Email Lauren MacIvor Thompson (SHGAPE Events Committee Chair) at lthom182@kennesaw.edu

 

2. Join a 2021-2022 Writing Workshop Group!

Do you want dedicated group writing time or need important feedback on works in progress? Join a SHGAPE-sponsored Writing Workshop Group! This program is ideal for all stages, whether you are a graduate student working on your proposal or dissertation, to senior scholars working on their second or third book!

Your group will include between 4 and 6 fellow members, grouped by the SHGAPE Events Committee. Groups will include scholars of similar stage and research area to enable open and helpful conversation. Once your groups are assigned, group members will have the discretion to set the times and dates of their workshop meetings over the course of the 2021-2022 academic year. Group members can workshop short works-in-progress such as book chapters or articles (no full-length manuscripts please) and receive either written or verbal (or both) feedback from their fellow group members during their session. The Events Committee will ensure there’s a balance in each group and that you are paired with scholars who match your academic stage/area as much as possible.

If you are interested in joining a Writing Workshop group, please fill out the Google Form by Friday 9/10, and indicate your name, affiliation, email, SHGAPE Membership status (already a member or needing to join), research interests/dissertation area, and briefly describe the potential piece to be workshopped. If you are not already a SHGAPE member, you will need to join by Friday 9/24 using the link https://www.cambridge.org/core/membership/shgape.

Groups will be sent emails with everyone’s contact information by Friday 10/8. After that, it is up to the group to decide the structure of the group and schedule meetings. A sample schedule for a group with six members would be monthly meetings between November and April. We suggest pre-circulating your paper amongst group members at least two weeks in advance. Groups may also choose to have more frequent optional weekly or biweekly writing meetings – meeting online for designated times to work on their pieces together. We encourage groups to think about future potential conference panels or even co-written publications such as blog posts for the SHGAPE blog!

Link to Google Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfQhZwy8a4op2gbd9Coy18BmXtxztKIPoSjWxord2DX49xmUg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Questions? Email Lauren MacIvor Thompson (SHGAPE Events Committee Chair) at lthom182@kennesaw.edu

 

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