Royal Historical Society Funded Book Workshops, 2023

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The Royal Historical Society is pleased to announce a new programme of Funded Book Workshops. Awards will support historians, currently working on a second or third major research project, and which will lead to publication of a monograph. The Book Workshops will enable an author to bring together fellow scholars to discuss and develop the manuscript of a scholarly monograph.

The programme seeks to address a lack of intellectual support that many historians face in mid career. This lack of support is often in contrast to that provided when studying for a PhD, and writing first articles or monograph derived from a doctorate.

RHS Book Workshops will enable recipients to bring together scholars of their choosing to discuss and debate a second or third major research project which will result in a monograph, currently at the draft manuscript stage.

Workshops will provide a constructive environment in which work-in-progress is developed to become a richer book on publication.

Each award will provide funding to an author to host a day-long book workshop to consider a project and monograph text in detail. Funds may be spent to invite up to six scholars (based in the UK or European Union) to attend the workshop, and is intended to cover travel, hospitality and overnight accommodation where required.

Applicants for a Book Workshop award must be current members of the Royal Historical Society.