Call for Submissions: 15 Years of PAGE History in Projects

PAGE is a modest enterprise. But the goal–of building a national alliance dedicated to taking seriously the public capacity of graduate students in the cultural disciplines–is an ambitious one.

—Dana Walker, Invitation Letter (2003)


In 2003, an implementation plan by Dana Walker (PhD student in Information Science at the University of Michigan) and program outline by Sylvia Gale (PhD student in English at the University of Texas-Austin) launched the ambitions of a new graduate education network within Imagining America (IA). The network, proposed as PAGE, aimed at shaping the direction of this national consortium with graduate experiences in higher education, and at building the capacity of graduate students in public scholarship and community engagement through mentoring and peer-based learning.


This year marks the 15th anniversary of PAGE. We want to celebrate this history and community with you at the IA conference in Chicago (October 19-21, 2018). We invite you to submit a slide on a public scholarship project or issue that matters to you; a slide that introduces your practice and its context as a public scholar.


We view this invitation as an opportunity to connect with the past and present fellows and co-directors, as well as a platform for potential project-based collaborations between contributors. We would love to have this slide deck represent a broad range of work that reflects the many exciting ways in which you practice public scholarship. We envision this slide show as the start of a yearlong conversation on who we are, where we are, what PAGE means to us, and how PAGE might continue to be of value to its fellows and alumnx?


How to include your entry:

  1. Access the slide templates on Google Drive:
  2. Pick ONE template to use. You can choose from a text-only template or a template with a photo. Copy it paste the template slide to the end of the Google Slides document.
  3. Populate your copied template slide with details of your public scholarship project or issue.
  4. Submission can be in any language. Please accompany the original work and captions with translations, if non-English language is used.

Deadline: Please share your work by Friday, October 5, 2018.

Please contact Frances Lee ( or Kush Patel ( with any questions you may have about this call.


Thanks and best wishes,

PAGE 2018-2019 Co-Directors