Writing for Public Audiences: A 2-week online workshop beginning October 15, 2018

This is different from what I usually post, but because archives get attention in the news, this might be an interesting opportunity.


How to Pitch and Submit is a 2-week, blog-based course aimed at helping academics and graduate students reach wider audiences with their work. The course, created by former English professor and Belt Press publisher Anne Trubek, focuses on developing story ideas, pitching and submitting articles, op-eds, and essays. Students in the course have published  in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, Chronicle of Higher Education, LitHub, Washington Post, McSweeneys, Atlas Obscura, Smithsonian, The Wall Street Journal, ScientificAmerican.com, Guernica, Mental Floss, Tablet, The Awl, and many other outlets. In October, the course, taught by historians Daniela Blei and Andrea Volpe, will include Q & As with editors from The AtlanticSmithsonian.com, and Mosaic Science, along with Q and As with academics who are now writing fulltime for public audiences. Course runs October 15-29. Cost is $300.

Contact Info:
Andrea Volpe
Contact Email: andrealvolpe@gmail.com
URL: https://thinkingwriter.org/how-to-pitch-submit/

Recent Issue: Provenance

Provenance, Volume 34, Number 2 (2017)

Editor’s Note
Heather Oswald


Defining Archives: Ingenuity, Innovation and New Perspectives
Dr. Meredith Evans

“I Go To School, But I Never Learn What I Want To Know”: Archival Advocacy and Outreach as Expressed in Educational Settings
Jeremy Brett, Jasmine Jones, and Leah Edelman

A Shared Space: The Collaborative Alliance Between the College of Charleston Special Collections and the South Carolina Historical Society Archives
Mary Jo Fairchild, Molly Inabinett, and Joshua Minor

Books Reviews
Katy Sternberger, Brandon Wason, Donnie Summerlin, Joshua Minor, Amanda Pellerin, Erin Lawrimore, and Anne Graham

New Issue: Archive Journal, Special Issue on Digital Medieval Manuscript Cultures

Edited by Michael Hanrahan, Bridget Whearty
September 2018

The Digital Archive, Scholarly Enquiry, and the Study of Medieval English Manuscripts
By A. S. G. Edwards

Why Do We Digitize? The Case for Slow Digitization
By Andrew Prescott, Lorna Hughes

Digital Manuscripts as Sites of Touch: Using Social Media for “Hands-On” Engagement with Medieval Manuscript Materiality
By Johanna M. E. Green

Recovering Lost Texts: Rebuilding Lost Manuscripts
By Julia Craig-McFeely

Remix the Medieval Manuscript: Experiments with Digital Infrastructure
By Michelle R. Warren, Bay Lauris ByrneSim, Laura Braunstein, with collaborators (in alphabetical order): Monica Erives, Logan Henderson, Deborah Howe, Divya Kalidindi, Scott Millspaugh, Benjamin Patrick, Emily Ulrich, Qingyu Wang, and Jennifer Zhong

Julian of Norwich and the Digital
By Elizabeth Robertson