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Historians value good writing, yet we typically work alone and hide our craft from others. Make the writing process more public by contributing to our month-long discussion on authoring book-length historical works in the digital age.

Read and share your ideas on our website, which allows you to:
• Comment on writing at the paragraph-level
• Respond to open questions
• Submit your own essay to the editor

Contributions are welcome from Oct 11th to Nov 11th, 2010 and are moderated. Your first posting may be delayed several hours due to screening. By submitting a comment or essay, you are freely contributing your words to this site, and possibly to a future publication on this topic. Learn more here.

This innovation in scholarly communication is co-sponsored by the History of Education Society Graduate Student Committee and the H-Education electronic network. Come join our discussion about writing history at our HES conference panel on Friday, November 5th, 2010, from 3:15-4:45 PM in Cambridge, MA.

Kristen Nawrotzki, Editor         Last updated October 8, 2010

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