British Association for South Asian Studies

GEC Network

GEC Network Session 2016

BASAS GEC Network Session, 12:45 – 13:45.

In this short workshop the British Association of South Asian Studies GEC-Network offers advice and guidance on publishing from two exceptional scholars of South Asia, across the disciplines of History and Anthropology.

Part One: Publishing an article

Having academic publications on your CV has perhaps never been more important for early career scholars. The first part of this session will discuss preparing research material for publication in a peer-review journal. Perhaps you are yet to publish your first journal article? Perhaps you are struggling through a painful cycle of ‘revise and submit elsewhere’? Either way, this session offers an opportunity to take advice and ask questions in an open and friendly environment with peers and experienced scholars.

This session will be lead by Professor Nitya Rao (University of East Anglia). Professor Rao is the co-Editor of Compare, A Journal of Comparative and International Education, supported by the British Association of International and Comparative Education, and author of numerous celebrated articles for high-ranking peer-review journals. Professor Rao will talk about how to choose the right journal to submit work to, how to prepare articles for peer-review, and how to respond to critique.

Part Two: Thesis to book

For early career academics who have completed or are near to completing their thesis and want advice on how to court the perfect publishing house and make the transition from dissertation to monograph, this session is for you!

The GEC Network welcomes Dr Lotte Hoek (University of Edinburgh), to share the success story that is her journey from thesis to book. Dr Hoek’s monograph, Cut-Pieces: Celluloid Obscenity and Popular Cinema in Bangladesh, was published in 2014 by Colombia University Press and has recently been awarded the prestigious Bernard S. Cohn Book Prize from the Association for Asian Studies (AAS).

This session will discuss how to pitch your thesis as a book, how to prepare a manuscript and transform your thesis into a monograph, and the sorts of timescales involved in getting a book out.