The Network in Canadian History & Environment New Scholars group will be hosting its own graduate student workshop this October, but it’s a different kind of workshop.
If you visit the Place and Placelessness website at http://virtualeh.wordpress.com/ you’ll see that this is no ordinary workshop. There’s no conference centre and hotel. There are no three-paper panels followed by questions and comments sessions. There are no travel costs. This is a virtual workshop hosted online through Skype conference calls and the Place and Placelessness website.
This model was derived from the success of the NiCHE New Scholars Reading Group, a monthly workshop where graduate students submit works in progress for review by a group of 4-5 peers who submit written comments and then participate in a live Skype conference call to discuss the given paper. For the past eight months, this group has reviewed draft essays, articles, and chapters from graduate students across Canada (and the world) with great results. This virtual workshop will expand that model and bring together a much larger group of graduate students.
The Place and Placelessness virtual workshop has now released a call for participants. They are looking for graduate students “in any related discipline on topics that address, complicate, or illustrate the local, regional, and transnational ecologies that bind us together.” If you have a work in progress you would like to submit or you just want to participate as a peer reviewer, please sign up for this exciting and novel workshop. This is a great opportunity to connect with graduate students from across Canada and other parts of the world.