The Ph.D. Program in History

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GC Events

Mina Rees Library | Week of April 5, 2021

Please share the below workshops & events widely to students, faculty, and staff. Please note that a few of these events are open to the entire CUNY community.


Most sincerely,

Elvis Bakaitis

Interim Head of Reference | Mina Rees Library


Article Publication Contracts: What to Know Before You Submit to a Journal, or Sign Its Contract

April 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


When you publish a journal article, you sign a copyright agreement. Do you know what you’re agreeing to when you sign it? Different journals have different policies: Some journals require you to relinquish your copyright.  How can you find out a journal’s policy? How can you negotiate your contract to make the most of your rights as a scholar, researcher, and author? Come learn how to preserve your rights to reproduce, distribute, and display the work you create. Hosted by Jill Cirasella, Associate Librarian for Scholarly Communication and Digital Scholarship.


Preprint Repositories: Taking Control of Our Work

April 8 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Public demand for scholarly research skyrocketed in 2020, as people sought reliable and readily available information on COVID-19. Much of this need was met by preprints, scholarly papers that are released publicly prior to peer review and publication in a scholarly journal. Many major preprint services have been bought by large corporations and are no longer run by members of the scholarly community. In response to this trend, our speakers – Juan Pablo Alperin (Public Knowledge Project) and Vicky Rampin (LISSA, LIS Scholarship Archive) describe what it means to run a community-owned repository for preprints. Hosted by the LACUNY Scholarly Communications Roundtable and Junior Faculty Research Roundtable, open to entire CUNY community.


Evaluating Journals and Avoiding Predatory Publishers

April 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm


This workshop will help users evaluate and compare the relative strengths and weaknesses of multiple journals, as resources to be used as well as potential targets for their own publications. We will also talk about how to identify and avoid predatory and unethical publishing practices. This workshop is part of the Science Research Workshop Series. It is geared to science students and faculty but open to all.


Towards a Critical, Decolonized Pedagogy: An Interactive (Re)Visioning

April 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm


Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz (NYU), Veronica Arellano Douglas (University of Houston), and Emily Drabinski (Graduate Center) will bring workshop participants into active conversation about a critically engaged, student-centered pedagogy. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on specific examples – moments when they sensed a shift in students’ understanding, and the associated context or framework that lead to that moment. This workshop is free and open to the public.


Supported by Transformative Learning in the Humanities, an initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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