The Resistance Files: Submission Guidelines

If you would like to submit a piece for The Resistance Files, here are some guidelines: Length:            500-1200 words (ish). Topics:             Anything related to the actions of the current administration and resistance to it. Style:                Historical, cultural, literary analyses; personal essays; listicles. Whatever gets your point across. Please include: Imbedded hyperlinks to online … Continue reading The Resistance Files: Submission Guidelines

Historista Presents: The Resistance Files

Like many of you, I have been thinking a lot in recent weeks about how best to resist the current administration and its destructive and hateful policies and actions. I have considered what skills, tools, and access I have, and how I might use them on behalf of my fellow humans who are and will … Continue reading Historista Presents: The Resistance Files

Historista’s Guide to the Writing Life, Part IV: Selling the Book and Signing the Contract

Well, hello there! My apologies for being incommunicado for the past few months. I’m sure you all have been doing some cool and crazy things. I have been traveling a bit and riding my bike a lot but mostly, I’ve been writing my book. And for those of you who have read previous posts in the … Continue reading Historista’s Guide to the Writing Life, Part IV: Selling the Book and Signing the Contract

Notes from the Writing Life: To Conference or Not to Conference?

As I pack my bags to go to the Western Association of Women Historians conference in Denver, I ask myself: why am I doing this? I don’t need another line on my cv. In fact, I don’t even need a cv these days. And conferences are expensive. The plane flight, hotel, transportation to and fro, … Continue reading Notes from the Writing Life: To Conference or Not to Conference?

Is There a Future For Creative Academic Writing in Academia?

There's been a lot of talk lately about how and why academics should write for "public audiences." By this we usually mean that academics turn from the usual professional audience (fellow historians, in my case) and seek to engage non-academics who have an interest in the subject at hand. This discussion – and all of the … Continue reading Is There a Future For Creative Academic Writing in Academia?