Peopling the Past digital humanities initiative set to lead graduate student workshop on public scholarship strategies

May 03, 2021

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies is pleased to present a workshop on public scholarship engagement strategies led by Peopling the Past, a digital humanities initiative that produces and hosts free, open-access resources for teaching and learning about real people in the ancient Mediterranean world.

In academia, preparing and presenting at academic conferences or giving lectures to specialized audiences is commonplace. However, what scholars are often not trained for is giving a talk or sharing research with the public in an environment where the audience has little to no background on the subject matter. How should scholars engage with this type of audience? How can they make their research accessible to those outside of their immediate field of interest? This two-part workshop, designed for graduate students, will aim to address these questions.


Monday, June 7, 2021 at 11:00 AM PT


Zoom webinar and Zoom meeting


There are two parts to this event, each requires separate registration. See below.


Part I: Public Scholarship Presentation (Zoom Webinar)

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT

The event will begin with a one-hour presentation from Peopling the Past founders, Sabrina Higgins (Simon Fraser University), Megan Daniels (University of British Columbia), Chelsea A.M. Gardner (Acadia University), Carolyn M. Laferrière (University of Southern California), Christine L. Johnston (Western Washington University), and Melissa Funke (University of Winnipeg). The six scholars will introduce their multi-media digital humanities initiative, which consists of a podcast, video series, and blog. Each will share their tips for effective public scholarship, reflecting on the challenges they have faced through their own public-facing initiatives.

Part II: Breakout Room Sessions (Zoom Meeting)

12:15 - 1:15 PM PT

Following the webinar, Peopling the Past will host a workshop exclusively for graduate students who are interested in engaging with public scholarship. In small working groups, students will have the opportunity to critically examine how they might adapt their own research to engage with communities beyond academia. This event is free, but graduate students interested in participating are asked to register in advance as space is limited.

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