SHEAR 2017: No All White + All Male Panels Allowed – @SHEARites

Kudos to SHEAR for a policy (an old one apparently!) that appreciates the diversity of topics and scholars doing work on the early Republic!

“Finally, display diversity in your selection of personnel. It is no longer acceptable to submit a panel that’s all-male and all-white, but these are not the only forms of diversity we look for. The best panels have a mix of presenters—by gender, graduate students and professors of different ranks, racial diversity, people from a range of universities, non-academic presenters, people who haven’t appeared on a SHEAR program before or in a while, people who don’t all live within the city limits of one university town.”

I am a recent SHEARite, but happy to be part of the club. And it really is unacceptable, guys. I mean…come on.

Read the entire post: SHEAR 2017: How To Get a Panel Accepted – SHEAR


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