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Academic Book Publishing Conference 2023: a British Academy Early Career Researcher Network event


Launching your academic career after completing a PhD? Interested in learning more about how to publish a book but don't know where to start or how to go about it? Join this British Academy Early Career Researcher Network event at Nottingham Trent University, where you can learn from the experiences of authors, editors, and publishers.

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Event details

The aim of this event is to provide training and development for British Academy Early Career Researcher Network members interested in authoring a book or editing a joint-authored publication. To attend the event, you must be a registered member of the British Academy Early Career Researcher Network.

Like other forms of publishing, there is no formal training or development. Researchers are often supposed to know how to approach authoring and editing through help from informal networks or peers offering advice, an uneven and inaccessible form of knowledge-sharing.

This national British Academy Early Career Researcher Network event is specifically aimed at researchers who have not authored or organised a joint-authored publication but are expected to do so at some point in their academic career.

Authors, editors, and publishers will share their real experiences. The event will share the researcher and publishing perspectives on the partnership, from proposal to publication.

The British Academy

The British Academy is the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences. We mobilise these disciplines to understand the world and shape a brighter future. From artificial intelligence to climate change, from building prosperity to improving well-being – today’s complex challenges can only be resolved by deepening our insight into people, cultures and societies. We invest in researchers and projects across the UK and overseas, engage the public with fresh thinking and debates, and bring together scholars, government, business and civil society to influence policy for the benefit of everyone.

British Academy Early Career Researcher Network

The British Academy Early Career Researcher Network is a UK-wide network for all Social Sciences and Humanities researchers from a broad background, including those that are Academy funded, and those that are not. The network aims to create an environment where researchers can strengthen their skills and networks to compete effectively in the job market. Researcher interests will inform the activities and opportunities the network will offer.

The objectives of the network are:

  • To support the individual researchers to realise their potential by providing opportunities that they do not currently have access to.
  • To contribute to equality of opportunity for researchers through encouraging diversity and inclusivity.
  • To develop networks to nurture and facilitate greater engagement between and across researchers and the wider research community, regionally and nationally.
  • To draw on the Academy’s unique ability to convene and nurture intersectoral collaboration to create unique opportunities for researchers.



Registration: name badges


Richard Emes (NTU)

James Rivington (British Academy)


Academic Author Presentations


Nicholas Morton


Iryna Kuksa


Alison Hardy


Frances Howard


Author Panel Discussion: Q+A

Chair: (NTU)

Lunch - 12noon-1.00pm

Academic Book Publishing Presentations


James Rivington (British Academy, Head of Publishing)


Thomas Stotter (Oxford University Press, Acquisition Editor, History)


Annamarie Kino (Routledge, Commissioning Editor)

2.00pm- 3.00pm

Publishing Panel Discussion: Q+A



Booking information

Location details


30 Burton St

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