This brief reading list focuses on the professional concerns of graduate history students in Canada, including publishing, fellowship and job postings, professional associations, and career paths beyond the university. It is not a comprehensive list, and it is not meant as a recommendation of any particular publication or organization.
Research, Writing and Publishing
- Ask the Dissertation Diva [Liena Vayzman]
- Bolker, Joan. Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1998.
- Booth, Wayne C., Joseph M. Williams, and Gregory G. Colomb. The Craft of Research, 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.
- Germano, William. From Dissertation to Book. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.
- Harman, Eleanor, Ian Montagnes, Siobhan McMenemy, and Chris Bucci, The Thesis and the Book: A Guide for First-Time Academic Authors, 2nd ed. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2003.
- Luey, Beth, ed., Revising Your Dissertations: Advice from Leading Editors, 2nd ed. Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 2007.
- Turabian, Kate. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 7th ed. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2007.
- University of Chicago Press Staff, The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Newsletters (News, job postings, teaching advice, etc.)
- American Historical Assocation Perspectives
- Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) Bulletin
- Canadian Historical Association Bulletin
- The Chronicle of Higher Education
- University Affairs Canada’s Magazine on Higher Education
General Information and Advice
- Directory of History Departments and Organizations in the United States and Canada
- AHA Directory of History Dissertations
- AHA Quicklinks for Students
- Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
- CHA Graduate Student Committee
- CHA Register of Post-Graduate Dissertations in Progress in History and Related Subjects
- FastWeb [Internet Scholarship Service]
- Hannah, Elena, Linda Paul and Swani Vethamany-Globus, eds. Women in the Canadian Academic Tundra: Challenging the Chill. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2002.
- H-Net Humanities and Social Sciences Online
- H-Net Job Guide
- Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada
- Tenured Radical [Claire B. Potter's Blog]
- Toth, Emily. Ms. Mentor's Impeccable Advice for Women in Academia. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997.
Professional Associations and Networks
- American Historical Association (AHA)
- Committee on Lesbian and Gay History
- Association of Canadian Archivists
- Canadian Historical Association (CHA)
- Canadian Committee on Women's History
- Institut d'histoire de l'Amérique française
Beyond the Academy
- Basalla, Susan, and Maggie Debelius, “So What Are You Going to Do With That?”: A Guide to Career-Changing for M.A.s and Ph.Ds. New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2001.
- Beyond Academe
- Hachey, Jean-Marc. The BIG Guide to Working and Living Overseas, 4th ed. Ottawa: Intercultural Systems, 2004.
- Howe, Barbara J. and Emory L. Kemp, eds. Public History: An Introduction. Malabar, Florida: Robert E. Krieger Publishing Co., 1986.
- Leaving Academia [Sabine Hikel's Blog]