ASEEES Webinars

Working with our committees, members and other organizations, ASEEES offers webinars throughout the year to help members engage in professional development by providing information on research methodologies and sources, teaching methods and resources, publishing, funding, and careers in and outside academia.

2017 Webinar Series

Using Humanities Commons to Curate your Online Presence and Increase the Impact of Your Work: Friday, May 19, 12:00pm ET

Imagine a humanities network with the sharing power of, the archival quality of an institutional repository, and a commitment to using and contributing to open source software. Now imagine that this network is not-for-profit. It doesn’t want to sell your data or generate profit from your intellectual property. That’s Humanities Commons. Run by a nonprofit consortium of scholarly societies, Humanities Commons wants to help you curate your online presence, expand the reach of your scholarship—whatever form it may take—and connect with other scholars who share your interests. 

This webinar will show you how you can make the Humanities Commons platform work for you. You'll walk through tailoring your profile, sharing your work with groups, and more. To register, visit

Two-Part Series on Grants, presented by Amanda Jeanne Swain, executive director of the Humanities Commons at UC Irvine. In her position, Swain provides training and mentoring for faculty and graduate students in developing research and grant proposals. She oversees faculty research support services such as research clusters, research residencies and School-based centers. Amanda co-leads Humanities Out There Public Fellows, an internship program for humanities PhD students, along with coordinating School-wide graduate professional development programming. Swain holds a PhD in History and a Master’s degree in International Studies from the University of Washington. 

Finding Grants for Your Research Project: Thursday, Feb. 16, 2:00-3:00 pm ET 

The first step in getting grants is finding funding sources that match your research needs and areas of scholarship. Amanda Swain will provide strategies for identifying potential funding sources, determining best fit, and organizing the application process. The webinar will focus on funding resources for graduate students and early career scholars.

Structuring Your Grant Proposal: Thursday, Feb. 23, 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Grant reviewers typically read a lot of proposals in a short period of time. How can a grant proposal best communicate the value of your project and how it fulfills the grant-makers’ criteria and priorities? Amanda Swain will discuss best practices for structure a project narrative that showcases your scholarship and recognizes that funders have their own goals in grant-making

To register, please go to the ASEEES Member Site.


Webinar Archive

  • January 19, 2017: Introducing ASEEES Commons: Why and How to Use It. Presented by Susana Aho and Nicky Agate

  • May 18, 2016: Getting Published in Slavic & Eurasian Studies: Do's and Don'ts of Academic Journal Publishing. Presented by Robert Orttunng, Eve Levin and Anna Paretskaya

  • April 20, 2016: Your Academic Job Search: Drafting the Cover Letter. Presented by Diane P. Koenker, Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • January 20, 2016: Publishing Your First Book. Presented by Linda Manning, of Northern Illinois University Press 

  • October 15, 2015: Resources for Eastern European Jewish Studies: Repositories, Collections, Databases. Presented by Zachary M. Baker, Stanford University Libraries

  • September 17, 2015: How to Find and Apply for Federal Government Jobs. Presented by ASEEES Communications Coordinator Mary Arnstein.

  • June 25, 2015: Publishing Your First Book.  Presented by Linda Manning, Northern Illinois University Press

  • April 22, 2015: The World of Libguides -- Thinking Beyond Your University.  Presented by ASEEES CLIR

  • March 27, 2014: Services available to scholars from the University of Illinois Slavic Reference Service. Presented by SRS Interim Manager Joe Lenkart.

  • April 24, 2014: Embracing Change: Marketing Yourself for Employment Outside of the University Setting. Presented by ASEEES Communications Coordinator Mary Arnstein.

  • May 22, 2014: Impact Factors, Journal Quality, and Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Presented by National Communication Association Director of Academic and Professional Affairs Trevor Parry-Giles. 

  • August 27, 2014: How to Find and Apply for Federal Government Jobs. Presented by ASEEES Communications Coordinator Mary Arnstein.

  • October 29, 2014:  Navigating Academia:  Networking. Presented by the Association for Women in Slavic Studies

These webinars can be found on ASEEES Member Site

If you have ideas for a webinar or would like to present content, please contact: Mary Arnstein, ASEEES Communications Coordinator