Academic Publishing Workshop

Thursday, 10 March 2011

This workshop is designed to introduce researchers to the issues and practices in preparing a book or edited volume for publication. Colleagues from across the sector will provide concrete examples of the process of publishing monographs, co-edited anthologies, special theme journal issues and other examples of book projects for communicating research.

Speakers include: Mary Ann Bolger (DIT), Dr. Justin Carville (IADT), Brenda Dermody (DIT), Prof. Gary Granville (NCAD), Dr. Francis Halsall (NCAD), Dr. Brian O'Neill (DIT), and Noelle Moran and Barbara Mennell of UCD Press.

The speakers will address their experience with current, or recently completed, publishing projects. Each presenter has been asked to address a series of short questions:

  1. What was the book / journal / publishing project about?
  2. How was it started? What was the hardest part of starting?
  3. How did the project change over development? Did it change much?
  4. What were the funding circumstances? Any institutional supports?
  5. What advice would you give to first time authors/editors?
  6. Where does the project stand now? If completed what are you working now?

Some of the books / volumes authored / edited by the contributors include: Brian O'Neill et al. (eds.) (2010) Digital Radio in Europe: Technologies, Industries and Cultures. Bristol: Intellect Books. Justin Carville (2007) Early Popular Visual Culture, Volume 5 Issue 3. Francis Halsall (2008) Systems of art: Art, history and systems theory, Peter Lang Pub Inc Mary Ann Bolger (2009) Design Factory: On the Edge of Europe. Dublin: Lilliput & Amsterdam: BIS. Brenda Dermody and Teresa Breathnach (2009) New Retro: Classic Graphics, Today's Designs, Thames and Hudson.

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Participation in the workshop is free, however, places are limited so booking is recommended: email to reserve your place.


This workshop takes place in the GradCAM Seminar Room top floor, Johns School. Johns Street West, off Thomas Street, Dublin 8.