Past Events

Early Career Publishing Workshop: Monographs, Exhibitions and Podcasts

ECRN Events – Kirsty Sinclair Dootson, Bea Gassmann de Sousa, Ana Baeza-Ruiz

  • 10 May 2024
  • 12:00 – 5:15 pm
  • This is an event for Early Career Researchers Network (ECRN) members only. You can find out more about the network here.
  • Paul Mellon Centre

Have you passed your viva and are not sure what comes next? Join us for an afternoon to explore ways to publish your work including creating podcasts.

In the first session, Kirsty Sinclair Dootson, Lecturer in Film and Media, University College London (UCL), will share her experience of publishing a monograph and journal articles from PhD research, and Bea Gassman de Sousa, independent researcher and curator, will suggest ways to translate research into an exhibition format.

In the second session, Ana Baeza-Ruiz (Loughborough University) will talk about her experience of developing research-led podcasts and radio programmes. Following this there will be an introduction to the basics of audio production which will focus on how to get from an idea to a finished episode. An independent audio producer will explain which equipment to use for good-quality recordings and the best software to use for editing.

The ECRN is able to provide a limited number of travel bursaries for this event to cover standard class travel within the UK. Please indicate on the Eventbrite sign-up form whether you would like to receive a bursary and Chloe and Roz (the Network’s Co-Convenors) will be in touch.

Lunch will be provided for all attendees. If you have any dietary requirements, please note these in the Eventbrite sign-up form.






Welcome from PMC
Introducing facilitators


Publishing (e.g. monograph, journal article etc.) and curating


Comfort break


Audio production workshop


Concluding remarks


Drinks reception

Please note that exact timings are approximate and subject to change.

About the speakers

  • Kirsty Sinclair Dootson is a lecturer in film and media at UCL and a specialist in the history of colour media. Her first book The Rainbow's Gravity: Colour, Materiality and British Modernity was published by the Paul Mellon Centre/Yale in 2023. She was previously the Henry Sidgwick Junior Research Fellow at Newnham College, Cambridge and lecturer in film studies at the University of St Andrews. Her work has been published in British Art Studies, Screen and Film History and her most recent article, co-authored with Zhaoyu Zhu (University of Nottingham Ningbo, China) received both the Screen Biennial Award and the Katherine Singer Kovács Essay Award.

  • Bea Gassmann de Sousa is an interdisciplinary cultural researcher and active member of international research groups. She holds a doctorate in art history from UCL. She is currently a project-based collaborative researcher for Tate Modern and an academic course editor for the Eastern African Museum of Art Nairobi. Bea’s own focus is on pre-independence West African art and the foundations of anti-colonial cultural activism. Her archive-based research and publications queries early twentieth-century constructions of non-European modernisms and nationhood through the lenses of intercultural entanglements and gender fluidity. She is a Doctoral and Early Career Research (DECR) board member of the Association for Art History, UK.

  • Ana Baeza-Ruiz is research associate at Loughborough University on the AHRC-funded project Feminist Art Making Histories, which will bring to light untold stories of feminist art across the UK and Ireland from the 1970s to the present day. She also holds a postdoctoral fellowship in gender studies at the Museo del Prado, Madrid, and her project focuses on the visual construction of the “girl” in the museum’s late nineteenth-century collections, with the view to critically reviewing the Prado’s narratives of its collection. In 2023, she joined the New Generation Thinkers scheme to develop radio programmes for the BBC. Previously, she has taught visual arts and cultural heritage studies at University of Bristol, UCL and Middlesex University, and she has worked in art museums and heritage projects (V&A, Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, ). She has published articles in International Journal of Cultural Studies, Museum History Journal, International Journal of Heritage Studies and Journal of Museum Education. Her forthcoming monograph is with Routledge.