Historians and the Book: An AHA Roundtable – Save the Date

This event will be held on 25 November 2022, 12.30-3.45pm, University of Melbourne and via Zoom

This roundtable discussion will take place as part of the Congress of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. The roundtable is designed for historians and those in allied fields – and especially students and Early Career Researchers – which will bring the pivotal question of where to publish out into the open. A selection of publishers and historians will engage in a frank discussion of the questions, considerations, and career goals emerging historians should think about when considering possible publishers, with opportunities for postgraduates, ECRs, and other historians in the audience to contribute their own experiences and raise questions (either on the day or in advance).

Speakers for Session 1, on ‘How can historians respond to a changing publishing landscape?’, will be Ben Ball (Simon and Schuster), Kate Fullagar (ACU) and Nathan Hollier (Melbourne University Press), with Chair Ebony Nilsson (ACU).

Speakers for Session 2, on ‘How and why do books matter for historians?’, will be Ebony Nilsson (ACU), Katie Holmes (La Trobe) and Frank Bongiorno (ANU), with Chair Rohan Howitt (ANU).

This event is free and available to all, but registration is necessary. Registration information and final details of the event will be available shortly.