The Bloomsbury | IHR Inclusive Histories Initiative

Date / time: 5 October, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Bloomsbury Academic and the Institute of Historical Research are happy to announce an Inclusive Histories partnership, that seeks to improve the publishing opportunities available for early-career history researchers from a diverse range of backgrounds. This new annual initiative will support recent PHD students, from anywhere in the world, in developing their thesis into a Bloomsbury monograph. It offers an online workshop on how to develop a book proposal and the opportunity for shortlisted book proposals – selected by an IHR panel – to receive full peer review.

The most successful proposal will be awarded a project completion grant of £500 (to be spent as the author chooses, on resources or expenses to enable them to complete the book) in addition to a Bloomsbury contract. We hope that this initiative will also help all participants to strengthen their book proposals and move a step closer to publication. The initiative is open to recent PhD students who are not currently in full-time, permanent, academic positions.

In support of the initiative, Rhodri Mogford, Senior Publisher for History at Bloomsbury Academic, will host a workshop on turning a PhD thesis into a scholarly monograph, followed by a ‘demystifying academic publishing’ Q and A. This will be a virtual event and open to all.

Application & Eligibility: To find out how to apply to the Inclusive Histories partnership, visit:

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This event is free to attend, but booking is required. It will be held online with details about how to join the virtual event being circulated to registered attendees in advance.