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Workshops for Authors

NHP authors of monographs are invited to take part in a workshop with specialists in their research area.

Author workshops offer the chance to refine a book manuscript prior to its final draft.

What happens at an NHP author workshop?

Authors of monographs are invited to take part in a workshop to discuss their manuscript prior to its completion. Workshops are held once a good draft of the complete book is ready. They involve the author, members of the NHP editorial board, and two external specialists chosen in discussion with the author.

The workshops are a supportive and constructive environment in which to discuss the manuscript with expert readers, and for authors to seek the advice of fellow historians. They are certainly not intended to be a second viva.

Your workshop will be arranged by your editorial contact and the series editors, with meetings usually held at the Royal Historical Society office at University College London. A more detailed guide to the author workshops is also available from the RHS.

Photograph: author workshop for Sarah Goldsmith (July 2018), with Penny Summerfield, Nicola Phillips and Mark Rothery