Solving the Mystery of Crafting a Winning Book Proposal

Many scholars excel at writing academic manuscripts but are less confident when asked to pitch their work in the final stage ahead of submission: the book proposal. Laura Portwood-Stacer, author of The Book Proposal Book (Princeton University Press), will break down the book proposal process in a clear and attainable way and offer tips on how to (successfully!) pitch your proposal to prospective university presses and academic publishers.

Laura Portwood-Stacer will provide some much-needed clarity on how to craft a winning book proposal. You will get:

Salvaging Hope and Seeking Survival: Futurities in postwar borderlands and Broken Ecologies after wars (EASA panel)

The panel is Salvaging Hope and Seeking Survival is organized by Dr. Younes Saramifar (VU Amsterdam) and Dr Sana Chavoshian (ZMO) for the European Association of Social Anthropology 2022 Belfast.  We invite those interested to submit their proposals.

How Can You Benefit from Publishers’ Efforts to Diversify Their Author Base?

Traditionally, leading publishers have favored publishing books written by established academics in top universities. While much of this seminal research is critically important in laying the foundations in many fields, oftentimes potentially groundbreaking research from smaller universities or from underrepresented populations hasn’t been afforded the same opportunity to be seriously considered by leading publishers.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Call for Papers: 27th Annual James A. Barnes Graduate History Conference at Temple University March 18-19, 2022

The James A. Barnes Club, Temple University's graduate student history organization, is pleased to announce the 27th Annual Barnes Club Graduate Student History Conference. The event will feature a keynote address from the chair of the history department at Macalester College, Dr. Walter Greason, author of International Segregation and Cities Imagined: The African Diaspora in Media and History

Humanitarian Aid:(Hi)Stories, Impact and Challenges

Humanitarian Aid:(Hi)Stories, Impact and Challenges

International Conference
29-30 January 2022
(Zoom sessions:2 days-Virtual platform:5 days)

Thematic Approach
GIRES, the Global Institute for Research, Education & Scholarship creates a welcoming space for discussion and exploration of the rich history of the humanitarian organizations and their work during times of distress. 

Will Your Research Need to Be Retracted?

With journal submissions on a steep rise since the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic, publishers are feeling intense pressure to manage the record level of article submissions, while continuing to preserve their high standards. At the same time, they must ensure this research is disseminated quickly so that it can reach the hands of decision-makers so they can determine policy.


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