Publication Date

November 23, 2011

annual meeting sessionAuthors and a representative from a university press discuss how to turn your dissertation into a publishable book at session 69, Professional Development: Turning Your Dissertation into a Book on Friday afternoon of the 126th annual meeting. The details of this session follow below:

Professional Development: Turning Your Dissertation into a Book
AHA Session 69
Date: Friday, January 6, 2:30–4:30 p.m.
Location: Chicago Ballroom VII* (Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers)

Chair: Aaron W. Marrs, Office of the Historian, U.S. Department of State

Timothy J. Gilfoyle, Loyola University Chicago
D. Bradford Hunt, Roosevelt University
Laurie Matheson, University of Illinois Press
Thomas J. Sugrue, University of Pennsylvania

Session Abstract: This panel will help graduate students understand the process of turning their dissertations into publishable books appropriate for today’s book market. Our panelists include distinguished authors, an author who has recently turned his dissertation into a book, and a representative from a university press. Each speaker will discuss his/her personal experience and advice for budding authors, and the balance of the time will be open for questions from the floor.

In an effort to highlight the diverse range of scholarship at the upcoming annual meeting, we’re highlighting different sessions here on the blog each week. Check out other sessions we’ve recently profiled, including:

*Please note this room change. Originally, the session room was listed as Sheraton Chicago Ballroom VI

This post first appeared on AHA Today.

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