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Tue 16 Mar 2021
10:00 - 12:00

Venue: Online

Provided by: Researcher Development Programme (RDP)


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Turning your thesis into a book (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)

Tue 16 Mar 2021


When we talk about turning a thesis into a ‘book’, we are really talking about a ‘monograph’. In keeping with the etymological sense of the word, a monograph is generally considered a written work that focuses on one specialised subject with a view to contributing original insight and knowledge.

Given a doctoral thesis – particularly in the arts, humanities and social sciences – is a dedicated study on one specialised topic or area of research, it stands to reason that it is a kind of proto-monograph. This course is concerned with turning a proto-monograph into a fully-fledged and published monograph, i.e. a book. The aim, therefore, is to familiarise students with the process of, and the various issues involved with, turning their PhD thesis into a published monograph.

This course is open to all years, but is better suited for students close to completion.

Target audience

PhD Students in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here.


This course will be facilitated online via Zoom, so please ensure you have access.


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 16 Mar   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 Online Dr C.A. Gilliam
  • Learn the differences in content and form between a thesis and a monograph
  • Understand the copyright and editorial issues of publishing material from thesis
  • Learn and appreciate the process of selecting a publisher and writing a book proposal
  • Develop a plan that considers the publication process, from submission of the proposal up to actual publication

Information-giving workshop, with limited activities hosted online via Zoom.


One 2 hour session


This course is scheduled to run once per term

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