JOB: History, endowed chair, the Richard Frockt Family Chair, Western KY University

The Department of History at Western Kentucky University invites applications for an endowed chair, the Richard Frockt Family Chair, to begin August 2022. They seek an established scholar who examines the United States Civil War, the Civil War and Reconstruction era, and/or the legacies of the Civil War, with a strong record of outstanding scholarship, dedicated teaching, and community-based engagement. The successful candidate will lead the department Committee on the Civil War and its Legacies.

Job Posting- Mary Todd Lincoln House

The Mary Todd Lincoln House in Lexington, Kentucky is currently hiring for a full-time Visitor Experience and Operations Manager. Complete information about the position is available here. The position closes January 3, 2022.  Please share with friends and colleagues who may be interested.

Thank you! 

Gwen Thompson, Executive Director

Pracademia’: The Growing Trend of Academics Writing Books With Popular Appeal

In continuation of last month’s panel on writing for a popular audience, this month we will expand upon our conversation by exploring the topic of how publishers identify books with potential for popular appeal. 


We are honored to be joined by Ellen Chodosh, Director at NYU Press, and Michael Sinocchi, Publisher at Routledge, who will offer their unique perspectives.  


November 30 at 4:30 PM Israel time/ 2:30 PM UK/ 9:30 AM EST on Zoom

Upcoming Interview: Transforming Academic Work Into “Brainy Non-Fiction”

We want to invite you to our upcoming interview on writing an academic book with popular appeal. Scholars such as Yuval Noah Harari and Jordan Peterson have broken barriers by transforming their academic works into compelling books that appeal to a large audience. How did they succeed in doing so?

Join senior editors Heather Gold of Yale University Press, Michael Watson of Cambridge University Press, and Richard Baggaley of Mcgill-Queen's University Press for a discussion on how to position your manuscript to shape public debate.

Together, we will explore:

CFP: "Crafting Narratives of Empire: Contested Roots of Revolution in the Long 18th Century" hybrid conference at Iona College, fall 2022

The Call for Papers is now live for the fall 2022 hybrid conference, "Crafting Narratives of Empire: Contested Roots of Revolution in the Long Eighteenth Century" (Sept. 22-24, 2022, to be held in New Rochelle, NY and virtually).


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