Do you want to showcase your research and win $100? Enter the Immigration and Ethnic History Society Graduate Student Blog Competition, due November 15.
These days, blogging feels more relevant than ever. Recognizing the need to bring critical and evidence-based knowledge to public conversations on key issues – like immigration – scholars are recognizing that they may have a special role to play by sharing their research more broadly with the public.
We invite submissions for the IEHS’s third annual Graduate Student Blog Competition. The Immigration and Ethnic History Society (IEHS) blog is a terrific venue to gain experience writing about history to reach a broader public, to add to your CV, and to share your work with a supportive community of scholars.
The authors of the best ten submissions selected will receive a yearlong student membership to the IEHS, and the top student blog entry will receive an award of $100 and recognition at the IEHS Awards ceremony in addition to a yearlong membership to the society.
Your entry can be about your dissertation research, other research, specific documents, oral histories, teaching experiences, or it can bring your history work into conversation with contemporary issues related to immigration. We encourage you to write about any topic you deem relevant.
Posts should be 600 to 800 words and should include a short bio, headshot, and illustration/photo. Write your entry with the readers of the IEHS blog in mind – smart, thoughtful people who are interested in immigration and ethnic history who may not be closely familiar with your particular topic.
You can read previous entries and subscribe to IEHS online here: https://iehs.org/category/blog/
Please submit a blog post by November 15, 2017 to email@example.com with “IEHS blog post competition” in the subject line. Please include the post, your bio, and your headshot in the same document. A committee of three will select the winners and notify the recipients by December 1. Blog posts will be published throughout 2018.
Beyond this competition, the IEHS welcomes blog post submissions at any time during the year. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We look forward to receiving your posts!