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 meeting 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 Justin Fisher, a PhD candidate at the University of Saskatchewan. If you’re interested in getting involved with this group, have an idea for a project, or want to learn more, you can contact Justin here or find him on Twitter here.
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, and Heather Green!
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 M. Blake Butler.
#FlipTheList: an initiative to enrich and diversify the representation of environmental scholarship on Wikipedia; NiCHE NS acted as an initiating co-sponsor along with the ASEH Graduate Student Caucus, Environmental History Now, and the Women’s Environmental History Network.