The Public Humanities Hub and the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication present a roundtable with UBC scholars on writing and publishing the op-ed. The op-ed derives its name from traditional print media, where the op-ed is published on the page opposite the editorial. Hence, the op-ed section of the newspaper offers scholars opportunities to engage with new audiences and new issues, and to identify new purposes for writing in the 21st century, for example, using a public forum to influence public policy or judicial processes.
The roundtable consists of five faculty members who talk about their experiences writing and publishing op-eds. A dedicated Q&A concludes the roundtable, so bring your questions for the panelists.
Registrants may also be interested in Writing the Op-Ed: An Instructional Talk, which takes place on the same day.
(History and Public Policy)
(English Language & Literatures)
Please note that while this event is designed for and with scholars in the humanities, UBC scholars in any discipline are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
10:00 – 11:30 am Pacific Time
Online via Zoom