Becky Nicolaides has a blog post, "My Journey Through the Research Access Crisis" on the Center for the Study of Women site at UCLA,
Hello, Dr. Shapiro! I exchanged emails with the membership officer of the NCIS on Tuesday and will candidate for membership shortly.
I LOL'd to read your compliment about the General Editor of their journal. Then I saw that it was you!
Doors are opening for me through H-NET.
I would be glad to participate in the NCIS.
Robert A. Siegel
The National Coalition of Independent Scholars (www.ncis.org) is a great address for you. It has an excellent journal, The Independent Scholar, whose general editor walks on water.
Shelby Shapiro, Ph.D.
General Editor, The Independent Scholar
Dear Mr. Siegel,
I suggest that you consider becoming a member of the National Coalition of Independent Scholars, which is the sponsor of H-Scholar. You will find information about NCIS on the H-Scholar home page. They publish a journal, The Independent Scholar; hold national conferences; and offer opportunities for networking.
I would strongly encourage you to join two organizations: the American Historical Association and the National Coalition of Independent Scholars. The AHA is welcoming to independent scholars, and has a broad array of resources and opportunities to tap into for presenting work, writing, and reviewing books. At the AHA, you'll connect with historians working in a variety of contexts - from academia to museums to K-12, etc. You might start there.
Hello, everyone! I have a history degree and have worked at local historical societies. Currently, I am administrating in the central office of an urban school district. I enjoy my job but want to expand as an independent scholar.
Specifically, I want to write articles, present papers and review books. Over ten years ago, I did the first two and enjoyed it. I would also like to network with other Independent Scholars.
What do you suggest?
Robert A. Siegel
Baltimore City Public Schools
The NCIS Conference is Fast Approaching!
Becky Nicolaides has a blog post, "My Journey Through the Research Access Crisis" on the Center for the Study of Women site at UCLA, March 5, 2019 Below is an excerpt and a link to the full article.
Courtesy of the NCIS facebook page, below is an excerpt from and link to a blog post entitled "When you can't always get what you need," by May Ngo in the Research Whisperer blog.
"I work in a casualised, low pay, no-paid-holidays job. I do this out of necessity. I come home physically tired, cranky and, most of the time, not in a capacity to think – let alone write – academically.