JHET Online Writing Workshops: First Meeting

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JHET is proud to start a series of Online Writing Workshops and invite you all to participate. Along the year we’ll have 7 workshops, of 2 hours each (and mostly with self-contained sessions), conducted by Paul Dudenhefer, who has been for many years the managing editor of History of Political Economy (HOPE) and has a vast experience with helping economics students improve their academic writing.
 
 Although difficulties with writing is not exclusive to non-native English speakers, the fact that the history of economics is a very international community make language barriers a significant factor behind the heterogeneous representation of the works by historians written in English.
 
In order to help both non-native and native English speakers improve their writing, JHET is offering these workshops free of charge to anyone interested. We will give priority to early-career scholars (graduate students or those who graduated in the last 5 years), but aim to have a diverse group of participants. The meetings take place through Zoom, which is a software that basically requires people to have their computers connected to internet.
 
The first meeting will take place next Thursday, March 5, 2020, from 2 to 4PM Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), and its description is appended below. If you are interested, please fill in the online form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeAdqp0qxK4Ow0EO9eevdBx8WeuRvV-4puWVkcGcIhkZiXWcg/viewform
 
The deadline for applying is March 3, 2020, and participation is subject to availability.
 
Session 1: Writing Generally
This session will discuss topics such as thesis and supporting evidence, introductions and context, and the importance of telling a story and engaging your readers. The working norm will be the Anglo-American notion of what a good paper is. This session is intended for all historians regardless of their native language.