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Academic Book Publishing Conference 2024: a British Academy Early Career Researcher Network event

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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.

  • From: Thursday 25 January 2024, 9.30 am
  • To: Thursday 25 January 2024, 4 pm
  • Location: 30 Burton St, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
  • Booking deadline: Wednesday 24 January 2024, 12.00 am
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Event details

NTU’s Researcher Development Team last year designed and delivered the inaugural National Academic Book Publishing Conference at NTU in collaboration with The British Academy Early Career Researcher Network. The British Academy is the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences. The British Academy have agreed to continue the partnership with NTU, and a second national conference will be held in January 2024 in collaboration with The British Academy Early Career Researcher Network.

The aim of the conference 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. Conference programme leadership will be supported by the NTU Academic Book Publishing Group, chaired by Dr Hui-ying Kerr. Last year, conference guests included James Rivington, Head of Publishing at the British Academy, and distinguished Professor Sharon Monteith chaired a panel discussion with commissioning publishing colleagues from Oxford University Press and Routledge. Academic book authors who represented NTU last year were Frances Howard, Iryna Kuksa, Alison Hardy, and Nicholas Morton.

Neil Smyth, Researcher Development Consultant at NTU and Conference Convenor said of the event: “Like other forms of academic publishing, there is no formal training or development. Researchers are often expected to know how to approach authoring and editing through help from informal networks or peer advice, an uneven and inaccessible form of knowledge-sharing. The conference supported researchers who have not authored or organised a joint-authored publication but are expected to do so at some point in their academic career and it is pleasing to see that following the event constructive discussions are already underway with publishers.”

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.

To attend the event, you must be a registered member of the British Academy Early Career Researcher Network.

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.

Enquiries about the Conference should be sent to the Conference Convenor: Neil Smyth.

Programme

Programme TBC

Booking information

This event is open to NTU and external researchers, but you must be a member of the British  Academy Early Career Researcher Network. Register for the British Academy Early Career Researcher Network

Book your place at the event here

Location details

Address:

30 Burton St
Nottingham
NG1 4BU
Past event

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