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The New Scholars community is a sub-group of NiCHE composed of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and recent PhD graduates. The group is informal, arranging a number of digital meetings throughout the year, profiling new and emerging scholars, sharing resources, and providing a network of support and common interest. The New Scholars representative coordinates the community’s activities and advises the NiCHE executive on new scholar issues. The current representative is Blake Butler, a PhD candidate at Western University. If you’re interested in getting involved with this group, have an idea for a project, or want to learn more, you can contact Blake or find him on Twitter here. You can also follow the New Scholars Twitter account to be updated on future New Scholars events or any publications, research, scholarships, or events that may be of interest to the community.

Thanks to all our previous New Scholars representatives: Jennifer Bonnell, Sean Kheraj, William Knight, Lauren Wheeler, Mike Commito, Pete Anderson, Jessica DeWitt, Laura Larsen, Mica Jorgenson, Robynne Mellor, Heather Green and Justin Fisher!

The NiCHE News Scholars community is a sub-group of the Network in Canadian History and Environment. The group includes graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and recent PhD graduates studying environmental history.

New initiatives in 2020-21

New Scholars Reading Club: a forum to meet and discuss particular books or readings around a particular theme, usually involving a Q&A with the author(s). The lead coordinator for the Reading Club is Blake Butler.

#FlipTheList: an initiative to enrich and diversify the representation of environmental scholarship on Wikipedia. NiCHE New Scholars acted as an initiating co-sponsor along with the ASEH Graduate Student Caucus, Environmental History Now, and the Women’s Environmental History Network.