SHAFR welcomes applications for participants in a one-day second book workshop scheduled to take place on June 17, 2020—right before the SHAFR Annual Meeting in New Orleans. This initiative is aimed at mid-career scholars who are researching/writing their second book and who would like to have a productive environment in which to receive feedback on their work. Participants will be part of a group of four peers; they will give comments to others and receive feedback themselves. They will also have the opportunity to speak to a mentor.
Selection process: The screening committee (formed by three members of the Committee on Women in SHAFR plus two other experienced SHAFR scholars) will select twelve participants in a two-stage process. In the first stage, they will select potential participants based on the excellence of their work in terms of originality, rigor, and significance. In the second stage, they will rank the applicants who have passed the first round depending on their belonging to a “priority group” (see below).
March 1, 2020 (* two weeks after acceptance to the SHAFR Annual Meeting will have been confirmed): Initial proposals due.
Participants are asked to submit a curriculum vitae, a two-page project summary, and a draft chapter, introduction, or book proposal, together with a one-page explanation of why this experience would be helpful/what they expect to achieve through it, as well as an optional statement in which they can indicate if they belong to a “priority” group:
• Members of underrepresented groups (in terms of gender, race, class, and accessibility)
• People with high teaching and administrative loads
• People who lack a conducive research and mentoring environment
March 27: notifications.