attention students: spring 2014 announcements

Attending the World Congress in Portugal?

Adam Sundberg has volunteered to organize an informal student get-together in Portugal this July. Please contact him if you’re interested in participating:

(ads135@gmail.com)

Summary of Student Events at Our Recent Conference in San Francisco

The ASEH Graduate Student Caucus, founded it 2011, has grown to over 60 members, and organized several activities at the 2014 San Francisco conference. In addition to the Graduate Student Reception, which hosted around 60 graduate students, the Caucus met for our annual in-person meeting where the 18 members in attendance discussed future Caucus initiatives. Ideas ranged from expanding the number of graduate students on ASEH committees to organizing more mentoring opportunities at future conferences and expanding internet-based networking for graduate students and early-career scholars. The Caucus also formed a sub-committee to research possible on-line publishing options that could be hosted by the ASEH website.

The Caucus, led by outgoing Graduate Student Liaison Gregory Rosenthal, also organized two graduate-student focused panels at the conference. The Graduate Student Writing Workshop, back for a second year due to popular demand, grouped five faculty mentors with sixteen graduate students to work closely on the craft of writing. Graduate student participants applied in advance, and workshopped material ranging from dissertation chapters to articles.  “Meet the Presses,” our second event, combined a round-table focused on de-mystifying academic publishing with a speed-networking session, where graduate students had three minutes to pitch an article or book to our two academic press editors and two journal editors.  Both events were well attended and received excellent feedback from faculty, editors and graduate students alike, and the caucus looks forward to planning similarly useful events for D.C. 2015.

For questions about the Caucus, please email current ASEH Graduate Student Liaison Bathsheba Demuth, Bathsheba.demuth@berkeley.edu

With best regards,
Bathsheba Demuth
ASEH Graduate Student Liaison