From Thesis to Book

A stack of papers and books in black and white

In this ArtsModules event Prof. Michael Herzfeld will lead a discussion on how to anticipate the demands of publishers both in writing a doctoral thesis and in transforming it into a publishable book. He will suggest strategies for determining which publishers are likely to be interested, lay out the “do’s and don’ts” of publishing etiquette, the obligations and limitations of advance contracts and final contracts, and the relationship one should aim to create with other published work, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of working with various university presses and commercial publishing firms. This discussion will range broadly across many disciplines and will remind participants that, yes, there is life beyond the doctorate!

Facilitator Michael Herzfeld is Professorial Fellow in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne, Ernest E. Monrad Research Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University, and IIAS Professor of Critical Heritage Studies Emeritus at Leiden University. A former editor of American Ethnologist and co-director of two book series (one with Berghahn Books, the other with Amsterdam University Press), and member of numerous editorial boards, he is a widely-published social anthropologist with active research interests in Greece, Italy, and Thailand.

Please note that if you are unable to attend this session, you can also email questions that you would like to ask Prof. Herzfeld beforehand to Prof. Herzfeld will then address these questions during the session.

The session will also be recorded and uploaded onto the Canvas LMS so you can access the recording afterwards.

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