Publishing with a University Press

Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Online, Off campus

At the second event in the Institute for Humanities Research writing and publishing series, Greg Britton discusses the many phases of publishing with a university press.

Greg Britton, editorial director of Johns Hopkins University Press, will explain how to get your scholarship from a manuscript to a printed book. He will cover pitching to a press and finding the right press for one’s work, writing a compelling proposal and the many steps between contract and publication. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A.

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Speaker Bio

Greg Britton is editorial director of Johns Hopkins University Press, where he oversees the selection of 170 new books annually. He also acquires the Press’s award-winning list in Higher Educations studies. Prior to his appointment at Hopkins, Britton directed Getty Publications at the Getty Museum, Los Angeles. He is active in both the Association of American Publishers and the Association of University Presses, which gave him their 2016 Constituency Award. In 2018, the Council of Independent Colleges presented Hopkins with its Academic Leadership Award for their books in Higher Ed.

Writing and Publishing Series

This event is part of the IHR's Spring 2021 series on academic writing and publishing. Through this series, we hope to provide scholars with the insights they need to successfully publish books and journal articles as well as develop an engaging writing style for academic content.

Events in this series include:

Event for: Adults, Current students, Alumni, Faculty and staff

Event category: Lectures & Educational Programs

Hosting/Sponsoring organization/Unit: Institute for Humanities Research

For event inquiries: Lauren Whitby

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