This Zoom conversation continues a roundtable entitled “Surviving and Thriving: Inclusive, Meaningful Mentorship for Women” convened at the January 2020 conference of the American Historical Association. The participants include :
- Prof. Kathy Feeley, University of Redlands
- Prof. Barbara Molony, Santa Clara University
- Prof. Einav Rabinovitch-Fox, Case Western Reserve University
- Prof. Fatemeh Hosseini, Program Officer, ACLS and Lecturer, Georgetown University
- Prof. Kelly Midori McCormick, University of British Columbia
- Sarah Litvin, Director, Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History
- Prof. Jennifer J. Davis, Co-Editor of the Journal of Women’s History
We recorded the conversation on August 14, 2020. Please note: the AI-generated transcript provided below the video is inaccurate. The participants consider the many different ways to build and sustain mentorship relations. Their reflections take new urgency given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on higher education and public history. The panelists outline mentorship ideals and practices, provide strategies for individuals seeking mentors, and offer concrete advice for individuals asked to serve as mentors. And they identify some incredible resources and models for mentorship, a few of which are listed below.
The Coordinating Council of Women Historians (CCWH) offers a mentorship program to all members. Find more information about that program here : https://theccwh.org/ccwh-resources/mentorship-program/
Coordinating Council of Women Historians (CCWH) sponsors a mentorship award, memorializing the profound impact Prof. Rachel Fuchs made on the international field of women’s history particularly through her work as an exemplary mentor. Find more information about this Prize here : https://theccwh.org/ccwh-awards/rachel-fuchs-memorial-award/
And for a thoughtful reflection on Prof. Rachel Fuchs’s work as a scholar and mentor, see the Journal of Women’s History Summer 2018
Western Association for Women Historians (WAWH) : https://wawh.org/about-the-wawh/
The Disability History Association’s mentorship program : http://dishist.org/?p=1220
CUNY Graduate Center in History offers a Peer Mentorship program : https://gchistorymentors.commons.gc.cuny.edu/about/
Center for Women’s History at the New-York Historical Society provides an Early Career Workshop pairs Early Career scholars with seasoned scholars in women’s history to comment on dissertation or book chapters.