Publishing for Historians


Thursday 9 February 2017, 09:30 – 16:30

Workshop at the Institute of Historical Research

Sponsored by the Royal Historical Society (RHS), the Institute of Historical Research (IHR), and the University of London.

Following on from fantastically attended and delivered events in Glasgow and Leeds, this workshop is specifically for postgraduate research students and early career researchers in History, primarily those at universities in the South and in London. Registration required.

Academic representatives from universities in London and the surrounding area, the Royal Historical Society and the Institute of Historical Research will provide a day-long workshop on publishing. The workshop will focus on the editorial process and peer review, journal articles, monographs and Open Access. In addition to focused presentations in these areas, students will be able to spend time with journal editors, book series editors, senior academics and RHS and IHR staff, learning more about pathways to publication of research.

By providing high levels of discipline-specific training and advice for developing high quality publication, this workshop will better prepare participants for the academic job market and the REF. Those not anticipating academic careers will nonetheless benefit from detailed information about publishing historical research and scholarship.

A rare opportunity to gain information, practical advice and insight from senior academics who know the publishing process intimately as both researcher and editor.

Speakers currently include:

  • Dr Philip Carter (Institute of Historical Research)
  • Prof. Simon Newman (University of Glasgow, RHS)
  • Prof. Penny Summerfield (University of Manchester, RHS)
  • Prof. Jane Winters (School of Advanced Study, RHS)
  • Prof. Emma Griffin (University of East Anglia & RHS)
  • Prof. Margot Finn (University College London, RHS)

Programme Summary:

9:30 – 10.00 Welcome / Registration confirmation

10.00 – 11.00 Introduction: the editorial process, peer review and value added
Dr Philip Carter (Institute of Historical Research)
Prof. Ken Fincham (University of Kent)

11.00 – 11:15 Morning break

11.15 – 12.30 Open Access for articles and monographs
Prof. Simon Newman (University of Glasgow)
Prof. Penny Summerfield (University of Manchester)

12.30 – 1.30 Lunch

1.30 – 2.45 Journal articles: preparing and submission
Prof. Jane Winters (School of Advanced Study)
Prof. Margot Finn (University College London)

2.45 – 3:00 Afternoon break

3.00 – 4.15 Dissertation to book
Prof. Emma Griffin (University of East Anglia)

This workshop is free for eligible PGR students (who are enrolled in universities in and around London) and Early Career Researchers (who have not yet published a monograph, and are employed by universities or are resident in and around London and the South).

However, places are limited and attendees must register in advance of the workshop.

Contact Person: Jon Newbury

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