posted by Kaimipono D. Wenger
A few weeks ago, I posted a request for information about where colloquia or workshopping programs are. (There were not a whole lot of responses at the time, perhaps because of AALS timing — please feel free to weigh in if you haven’t yet done so.) One reader, a junior professor, e-mailed the following question which I thought was worth a follow-up post:
I saw your post about Solum’s suggestions about getting around and workshopping papers. Was there any discussion of whether it is permissible/proper/polite/good etiquette to contact schools about doing workshops? I always had the sense that (somewhat like lateral hiring), schools found you. Am I wrong about that? Because I agree with Solum that workshopping is the best way to get your name and your stuff out there. Just curious.
What is the best way to put out feelers or contact a school about workshopping? Do any of our readers or participants have suggestions or comments?