Dear fellow J-historians,
The next JHistory First Friday Salon will be THIS Friday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time via Zoom at the usual location. Send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you need the Zoom address.
Elliot King, who has organized this session, writes,
The topic of the meeting is “How I Did That/How Do I Do That?” (the idea is roughly based on the National Public Radio show “How I Built That.”) The idea is for people to share their best tips and tricks for teaching and doing research in journalism history as well as anything else that might enhance our professional lives such as cool accessible archives (particularly online archives), engaging with wider audiences and the community, approaching publishers and getting book deals, organizing conference panels and journal special issues, writing successful grants, best citation managers, self-care and so on. And for people to come with questions about how things they would like to do but haven't done yet. The idea is to share ideas that will make us better at what we do as well as make what we do more fun. Thanks to steering group member Caitlin Cieslik-Miskimen for this idea.
David Mindich will be moderating the session. There is no need to send him your ideas (or questions) in advance but if you want to he can be reached at email@example.com. The last few minutes of the meeting will be devoted to people talking about interesting books and articles they are reading or have recently read. Like a pot luck dinner, I hope everybody will come with something delectable. And in the spirit of pot luck, I hope everybody will put together their own libation and share the recipe with us in the chat.