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Getting your first book published: an RHS / IHR workshop for Early Career Historians

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, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Emma Brennan (Manchester University Press), Rhodri Mogford (Bloomsbury), Jane Winters (School of Advanced Study), Margot Finn (UCL)
020 7862 8740
Looking to get your first book published? This online workshop, run by the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) and the Royal Historical Society (RHS), is an opportunity to hear from History commissioning editors and to discuss publishing options available to Early Career Historians.

Contributions from: 
  • Emma Brennan (Editorial Director, History & Art History, Manchester University Press)
  • Rhodri Mogford (History Publisher, Bloomsbury)
  • Professor Jane Winters (series editor for the RHS’s New Historical Perspectives book series)
  • Professor Margot Finn (UCL and President of the RHS)

We’ll be joined for the workshop by four recently published historians whose books have been shortlisted for the RHS’s 2020 Gladstone and Whitfield first book awards: Dr Rob Waters (QMUL), Dr Niamh Gallagher (St Catharine’s, Cambridge), Dr Frances Houghton (Manchester) and Dr Stephen Spencer (King’s, London). They’ll offer their experiences of working with a range of UK and US publishers.

This is an informal online session designed to provide plenty of time for questions and discussion on getting your first book published. 

All welcome.

Booking essential. Places are limited (by our Zoom licence), so please sign up early to avoid disappointment. 

The event will begin at 14:00GMT, but participants will be admitted to the zoom event waiting room from 13:45 on the day.  The link and password to the meeting will be sent 24 hours in advance.