The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

GC Events

Mina Rees Library Upcoming Workshops


Open Resources: OA, OER, Open Pedagogy

Thursday, September 23, 2021

2:00pm – 3:00pm


This workshop will offer an in-depth look at how to find and use open resources, in a variety of online contexts (DOAJ, BASE, CORE, OER Commons) and what the differences are between formats, possible uses, and content types. We’ll also talk about the various options for making your own work – syllabi, lesson plans, presentation slides, as well as scholarship – available online. If you’re teaching at another CUNY campus, learn more about how to make your course “ZTC” or Zero Textbook Cost.


Who Cited Whom: Tracking the Scholarly Conversation

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

3:00pm – 4:00pm


How do researchers put their publications and other works in scholarly context – how do they make clear whose work they’re building on and whose work is related to theirs? Citations! By referencing other works, scholars situate themselves in the scholarly conversation. Citations also allow readers to track scholarly conversations, to follow them backward and forward in time.

Come learn how citations are used (and sometimes abused!) in scholarly communication, as well as what they do and don’t say about the cited works. We’ll also look at some research tools that include citation information, and how to use that information in your own research process.


Can’t make it? Email Jill Cirasella, Associate Librarian for Scholarly Communication, at to request that the session be recorded.

This workshop is part of the Scholarly Communication Essentials workshop series. It is geared toward the Graduate Center community but open to everyone at CUNY.


Introduction to Grants & Funding

Friday, October 1, 2021

2:00pm – 3:00pm


This workshop will cover GrantForward & Pivot, two databases that help to identify funding opportunities in a variety of fields, and are provided through the Research Foundation. We’ll discuss how to get started, narrowing your search, and considerations of different funding types.