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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1801: An Introduction to Academic Publishing: A Workshop

Friday 10 July 2015, 09.00-13.00

Sponsor:Power & Institutions in Medieval Islam and Christendom (PIMIC) / Brill Publishers / CARMEN: Worldwide Medieval Network
Organiser:Kate Hammond, Brill Publishers, Leiden

Tutors: Catherine Cubitt, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York, Julian Deahl, Brill Publishers, Leiden, Simon Forde, Amsterdam University Press / CARMEN: Worldwide Medieval Network, Alaric Hall, School of English, University of Leeds, and Jonathan Jarrett, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

The world of academic publishing can seem daunting to scholars at the start of their career. The academic publishers Brill, partner of the EU-funded Power and Institutions in Medieval Islam and Christendom Initial Training Network (PIMIC-ITN), will offer a morning workshop giving postgraduate students and early career scholars a valuable insight into academic publishing, from both sides of the table.

Three sessions will look at three different formats of academic publishing. We will consider the all-important book proposal, with a focus on converting the PhD thesis into a monograph; the process of writing a journal article; and producing an edited volume of conference proceedings. A medievalist well-versed in academic publishing will kick off each session with a talk based on their own experiences, and the participants will then have the opportunity to consider matters from the other side of the table, as they conduct their own editorial board meetings discussing and assessing a book proposal / journal article / volume of conference proceedings. The workshop leaders, as well as academic publishers, will be on hand to guide and advise the participants in their discussions; there will also be opportunity for a questions and answer session.

There are no pre-requisites for attending the workshop. Tea and coffee will be provided during the mid-morning break. Fee: £7.50.

The workshop can only accommodate a limited number of participants. Early booking is strongly recommended. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance on the day.