FORTHCOMING NCIS EVENTS (ALL WELCOME - SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES!)
 
SUN 19 SEPTEMBER 2021 2pm-3.30pm ET / 7pm-8.30pm GMT / 8pm-9.30pm CET

SANDBOX PARTY
Come and meet other independent scholars, compare notes, make friends in your discipline and beyond. Bring your own drinks and snacks!
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sandbox-party-for-independent-researchers-tickets-169355650309?aff=erelpanelorg
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SAT 16 OCTOBER 2021  2pm-3pm EST / 7pm-8pm BST / 8pm-9pm CEST

INDEPENDENT SCHOLARSHIP: A COLLOQUY WITH RON GROSS (author of the seminal Handbook for Independent Scholars)
Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/independent-scholarship-a-colloquy-conducted-by-ronald-gross-tickets-164838609719              
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SUN 7 NOVEMBER 2021   2pm-3.30pm ET / 7pm-8.30pm GMT / 8pm-9.30pm CET

SELF-PUBLISHING AND OTHER NON-TRADITIONAL MEANS OF DISSEMINATING YOUR RESEARCH presented by Phil Stover
Eventbrite registration will open in October https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/self-publishing-your-research-tickets-166261048271
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PAST EVENTS
23 June 2021 "Creativity in Research" 
                          Helen Kara, PhD
15 May 2021 "Chronology of a Transnational Social Movement: Japanese American A-Bomb Survivors and their Community Newspaper (Rafu Shimpo)" 
                          Gloria R. Montebruno Saller, Ph.D. (NCIS Research Grant recipient)
17 Apr 2021 "The Early 18th-Century Apocalypse: How the Unforeseen Actions of a Few People Forever Changed Our World of War, Plague, and Smallpox."
                          Margaret DeLacy, PhD
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ETHICAL APPROVAL FOR INDEPENDENT SCHOLARS
We are frequently asked about ethical approval, and although we have not been able to offer this out=rselves we are pleased to share this link to a post by Dr Helen Kara which will answer many of your questions.
https://helenkara.com/2020/07/22/research-ethics-for-independent-researchers/
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ACADEMIC BLOGS
 
Valerie Abrahamsen D.Th.  Blog posts relating to the past such as women in antiquity and early church history: https://www.wisdomwordsppf.org/blog/
 
Helen Kara, Ph.D. Research and evaluation in higher education, social care, health, and the third sector: https://helenkara.com/blog/
 
Cathy Mazak, Ph.D. Academic writing coach for womxn: https://www.cathymazak.com/blog/
 
Kathleen Stein-Smith, Ph.DForeign language deficit and related French and foreign language issues.  Language Matters: https://kathleensteinsmith.wordpress.com/
 
If you would like your own academic blog featured here, please contact us on info@ncis.org.
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FREE RESOURCES FOR INDEPENDENT SCHOLARS
Free, virtual  programs available from the UK-based Hay Festival (programme in British Summer Time). https://www.hayfestival.com/home
 
Free resources during the Covid epidemic: https://library.lasalle.edu/covidfree?fbclid=IwAR0Ygcv9OWUMHs9OMfc8Gl5ix-Xnpr3UV3cbkVrc3vKbkyBmH8wGVN4Fcd8
 
Project Muse: Open access https://about.muse.jhu.edu/muse/open-access-overview/
 
How to Thrive in Academia https://www.facultydiversity.org/fallaccess?fbclid=IwAR0Ygcv9OWUMHs9OMfc8Gl5ix-Xnpr3UV3cbkVrc3vKbkyBmH8wGVN4Fcd8
 
Women's History Month https://womenshistorymonth.gov/?fbclid=IwAR1iUvi_e-551q1dVsU7ZpZMtZAJ2r4QcAflRJvn_zHfw46o9pVDcf6i_hA
 
If there's a broken link, or you know of more free resources for indies, please email us on info@ncis.org.
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"STUDY BUDDY" PLATFORMS
(Team up with one or more researchers for (usually silent) writing sessions)
FocusMate 50-minute 1-2-1 sessions. Can specify preferred gender of study partner. Up to 3 sessions per week for free.  www.focusmate.com
 
FIRE-UK Writing Group (for UK-based indies) - contact Vanessa Mongey vanessa.mongey@ncis.org
 
MoocLab Study Buddy https://www.mooclab.club/study_buddy/
 
If you can recommend other platforms, please let us know on info@ncis.org.
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Also available TO NCIS MEMBERS

(by logging in to Members Only area):

 

Podcast: “Publishing Your Thesis”
This podcast on “Publishing Your Thesis” is the result of an NCIS webinar featuring panelists Jess Farr-Cox (academic editor), Dr Lyle Skains (creative digital writer) and Dr Jasmine Shadrack (music sociologist).

The questions tackled in this podcast include:

  •     whether to publishing your research as journal articles or as a book…or both!
  •      the emotional effect of revisiting your thesis
  •      the transition from thesis to book
  •      when to reach out to a publisher
  •     personal writing style: academic or narrative
  •     digital vs. print publications

 

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