Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Correspondents Wanted: OAH 2015

The Way of Improvement Leads Home is looking for writers/correspondents to report from this year's (April 2015) annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians in St. Louis.

I am looking for blog readers who are going to the conference and might be interested in serving as "correspondents." I can't pay anything, but I can promise the fame associated with your words and by-line appearing on this blog!

What am I hoping for out of these reports? Frankly, anything. Let the spirit move you. I would love to get general observations, reports on sessions you attend, job market updates, or any other kind of stuff you might have the time or inclination to write about.

Feel free to be as creative and journalistic as you want. If at all possible I would like to get some stuff as the conference is going on, but general summaries would also work. Feel free to write as few or as many as you would like. I will try to get stuff posted here in real time (or thereabouts) during the conference.

As for your identity, we can go one of two ways. You can identify yourself and we can introduce you with a little bio. Or you can remain anonymous and write under a pseudonym. The choice is up to you.

If your interested, shoot me an e-mail at jfea(at)messiah(dot)edy and we can get the ball rolling.  I the meantime, check out our AHA2015 posts to get an idea of what some of our correspondents at that conference wrote about.