Even if the upcoming annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians in Providence is not your first rodeo, I think you will still find Rowan University historian William Carrigan‘s tips on how to navigate the conference to be helpful.
Carrigan offers five tips:
- Don’t hesitate to reach out and introduce yourself to people
- Consider all the angles in planning your panel attendance. What are you looking for in your panels?
- Prepare for and explore the many dimensions of the book exhibit
- Schedule appointments ahead of time with editors and presses
- You need to thank the OAH staff and the volunteers who run the convention.
By the way, we are still looking for correspondents to write some posts from the conference!