A writing workshop aimed at postgraduate students, Early Career Researchers, Independent Scholars and other interested folk to introduce them to various forms of writing and to connect with maritime historians who have been successful at their craft.
Arrival, registration and refreshments
Welcome and Chair’s comments: introducing the British Commission for Maritime History.
James Davey, University of Exeter
Redefining and Extending the Maritime: The New Naval and Maritime History
Session 1: Writing for Academic Audiences
Peter Sowden, Boydell & Brewer Publishers
How to Turn Your Thesis into a Book
David J. Starkey, University of Hull and Editor: International Journal of Maritime History
Journal Article Writing from an Editor’s Perspective
Q&A and roundtable discussion
Session 2: Writing for Public Audiences
Aaron Jaffer, Royal Museums Greenwich
Writing on Controversial Subjects and Difficult to Explain Objects: Gallery Text and Object Labels
Andrew Lambert, King’s College, University of London
How to Write Scholarly Non-fiction for a General Audience
Margarette Lincoln, Curator Emeritus, Royal Museums Greenwich
How to Find an Agent and Write a Book Proposal for Popular History
Coffee and tea
Helen Doe, University of Exeter
Social Media, Websites and Marketing Your Book
Q&A and roundtable discussion (all speakers have written successfully for a general audience).
Writing Surgery (not compulsory).
Participants need to indicate in advance that they wish to participate and share their work and/or ideas
Entrance fee includes all refreshments and a sandwich lunch.