FORTHCOMING NCIS EVENTS (ALL WELCOME - SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES!)
SPRING PROGRAM IN PREPARATION, to include talks on digital skills /digital branding and on using social media, as well as NCIS grantees/prizewinners presenting their research. Watch this space! 
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PAST EVENTS
              
7 Nov 2021  "Independent Publishing," presented by Philip Stover, RioVista Press. PPT available on www.nowinconclusion.com.
16 Oct 2021  "Independent Scholarship: A Colloquy with Ron Gross (author of the seminal Handbook for Independent Scholars)
19 Sept 2021 "Sandbox Party" Come and meet other independent scholars, compare notes, make friends in your discipline and beyond. Bring your own drinks and snacks!
23 June 2021 "Creativity in Research" presented by Helen Kara, PhD
15 May 2021 "Chronology of a Transnational Social Movement: Japanese American A-Bomb Survivors and their Community Newspaper (Rafu Shimpo)"  presented by 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, " presented by 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

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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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