Publishing for Historians

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Date / time: 18 July, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Wolfson Conference Centre, Senate House, IHR

Publishing for Historians

Sponsored by the Royal Historical Society (RHS) and the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) This popular workshop returns to the IHR following past events hosted at the University of Glasgow, University of Leeds and University of London. It aims to provide a day of publishing insight, advice and discussion for postgraduate research students and early career researchers in History, particularly those studying or researching at universities in London and the South.

There will be focus upon research writing to publication, the editorial process, peer review, research excellence, pathways to publication and new initiatives – including open access. In addition to presentations and interactive discussion within in these areas, attendees may have the opportunity to engage more directly with journal editors, book series editors, senior academics, RHS and IHR staff regarding their own research. Those not anticipating an academic career will nonetheless benefit from insights into the publishing of historical research.

Proposal discussion: Those wishing to take part in a proposal discussion with an Editor or series Convener should submit their details during registration (including an outlining of their research or suggested publication). Please note that places for these sessions are extremely limited. Your acceptance will be confirmed in advance of the event.

Speakers provisionally include:

  • Dr Philip Carter (Institute of Historical Research)
  • Professor Penny Summerfield (University of Manchester)
  • Professor Margot Finn (University College London)
  • Richard Fisher (Royal Historical Society)
  • Professor Jane Winters (School of Advanced Study)

This workshop in intended for eligible PGR students 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. This is a free event but places are limited and attendees must register in advance of the workshop. Contact for additional information, Jon Newbury (