Finding a Wider Audience for Historical Research


Academic historical research does not usually reach a very wide audience. Some of the best work in Canadian and environmental history, produced by the country’s top scholars, can almost only be found in the pages of scholarly journals and university press monographs. From time to time, a historian will break out and appear on the news as an “expert” or write a short article for a popular publication.

Next month, the Network in Canadian History & Environment will be sponsoring an event at the University of Western Ontario for history graduate students on writing for a popular audience. Graduate students are invited to sign up for this workshop in order enhance their writing skills and develop a proposal for an article to pitch to a newspaper or magazine editor.

It looks like NiCHE is even going to provide some funding to applicants. Check out the poster (PDF) for this event and sign up.

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