Historians in the Public Sphere: Why and How We Should Write Op-Eds and Engage the Media

AHA Session 253
Sunday, January 10, 2016: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Room 202 (Hilton Atlanta, Second Floor)
Kali Nicole Gross, University of Texas at Austin
Yoni Appelbaum, The Atlantic
William Jelani Cobb, University of Connecticut
Katherine Landdeck, Texas Woman's University
Jonathan L. Zimmerman, New York University

Session Abstract

Everything has a history, and historical thinking provides insights into just about any aspect of public culture.   Join a panel of historians with years of experience writing op-eds for local and national publications. From the strategy for crafting your article to the mechanics of submitting it for publication, this session will discuss the importance of historians speaking to the public as well as practical tips for success.

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