The Coalition for Western Women’s History (CWWH) (Web) invites your participation in a writing group that will meet during the 2011 Western History Association Conference in Oakland California. If you have an article or chapter-length work in progress and would like feedback from published scholars in your field, or if you would like to offer advice to a developing scholar, this Writing Group is for you.
Writers will be paired with readers who have relevant expertise. The plan is for each writer to send their draft to their designated reader at least one month before the WHA. At the WHA, each writer can meet with their reader(s), for in-person discussion of the work. Note: This writer’s group is NOT a formal session at the conference.
Writers, please send an abstract of your essay to chair, Hilary Hallett, at email@example.com by August 30.
If you are willing to serve as a Reader, please send a brief description of your expertise to Hilary Hallett by August 30 as well. Writers and readers will be notified of their pairings after Labor Day after which they can contact each other, and proceed on their own.
This Writing Group is open to graduate students, independent scholars, as well as faculty. Faculty who are published scholars are welcome to serve as readers, whether they are junior, senior, or at four-year colleges or universities. For those among you who have no colleagues at your home institution within the field of western gender history, welcome to the community!