Past Events

Publishing Your Thesis

DRN Events

  • 7 December 2018
  • 4:30 – 6:00 pm
  • Open to members of the Doctoral Researchers Network
  • Teaching Room, Paul Mellon Centre

To discuss the opportunities and challenges of publishing a doctoral thesis, whether as a book, a series of journal articles, or in a less traditional format. The session will include practical advice on approaching publishers, writing proposals, and producing sample chapters.

Young woman in period dress reading by a table lamp This session offers an overview of the changing landscape of academic publishing, including some of the current opportunities and challenges. There will be short presentations from invited speakers who have recently published their doctoral research, whether as a book or in a less traditional format, such as a series of articles, as an exhibition catalogue, or in a digital format. The session will include practical advice from a publisher on choosing and approaching publishers, writing book proposals, and turning chapters from your thesis into writing samples. The discussion will also consider how publishing your research during your PhD might impact the process of turning your thesis into a book.

The event is free to attend for DRN members but registration is required.


Mark Eastment, Editorial Director: Art & Architecture, Yale University Press

Sophie Neve, Acquisitions Editor: Art & Architecture, Yale University Press

Emily Lees, Editor, Paul Mellon Centre

Dr. Sarah Thomas, Lecturer in Museum Studies & History of Art, Birkbeck College