SHGAPE is organizing a lightning around for the 2021 OAH to highlight the work of emerging scholars in the field. Each lightning round session includes 6-10 emerging scholars and 2 chairs/moderators. Each scholar has 5-8 minutes to give their “elevator pitch” of their research in quick succession followed by a question and answer period. If you are a graduate student or a recent Ph.D. who would like to participate, please send a CV and a 150 word abstract of your research to Nathan Finney at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 1, 2020. Lightning sessions can be a wonderful opportunity to present your work, be included in the OAH program, and help define new directions in SHGAPE scholarship. We will ask that selected participants join SHGAPE.