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Writing Workshop

February 10, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:15 pm


Writing Workshop
10 February 2016
Macquarie University, Sydney

The Writing Workshop will consist of two events. Please contact event organisers to register (details below).

1. Article Writing Techniques: Thoughts and concrete tips for planning and writing journal articles
Facilitator: Assoc. Prof. Dolly Jørgensen (Luleå Technical University)

Time: 10am to 2:45pm
Location: Building W2.4A Room 2.300 Active Learning Space

Please email Dolly to register for the workshop: dolly@jorgensenweb.net

The workshop is run as two sessions in one day. The first session from 10am-12noon then break for lunch then another session from 1pm to 2:45pm. Numbers will be limited to a maximum of 15 people. This workshop is open not only to doctoral students but also to all other researchers. Even experienced writers and publishers might get something out of it! Note that this is not an environmental history, or even humanities, specific workshop.

For preparation, I ask the participants to:
(1) bring a copy of the Aims & Scope and the most recent Table of Contents from a journal that he/she is thinking about sending an article to within the next year (preferably the one that matches #2 below)
(2) bring a two-sentence statement of what the article you are writing or would like to write is about (the theme) and a one-sentence statement of your argument (the thesis).

2. Publishing Panel: Book proposals and Environmental History journals
Organiser: Dr. James Beattie

Time: 3pm to 4:15pm
Location: Senate Room, Room 310, Building C8A

Dr. Vinita Damoradan, Sussex University
Dr. James Beattie, University of Waikato

Please email James to register for the panel audience: jbeattie@waikato.ac.nz

The panel discusses preparation of book proposals for publication, and touches on article publishing options in the field of environmental history. Ample time will be given for participants to raise questions relating to publication, while James also welcomes questions emailed to him beforehand which can be addressed during the presentation.

Biographies of Participants:
James is on the Editorial Boards of Environment and History, Studies in the History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes, and edits, International Review of Environmental History, and is co-editor of the book series, Palgrave World Environmental History Book Series. He has published 6 edited and co-edited books, and his latest, co-edited with Ts’ui-jung Liu, is being published in March 2016: Environment, Modernization and Development in East Asia: Perspectives from Environmental History (Palgrave, March 2016).

Vinita s a historian of modern India, interested in sustainable development dialogues in the global South. Her work ranges from the social and political history of Bihar to the environmental history of South Asia, including using historical records to understand climate change in the Indian Ocean World. Her publications include  Nature and the Orient, Essays on the Environmental History of South and South-East Asia(1998), Post Colonial India, History Politics and Culture (2000), British empire and the natural world: environmental encounters in South Asia, (2010), East India Company and the Natural world (2014). She is also the author of several articles in established journals and is founding editor of the book series, Palgrave World Environmental History Book Series.

Image credit: Laineys Repertoire


February 10, 2016
10:00 am - 4:15 pm


Macquarie University
Sydney, NSW 2109 Australia


Emily O’Gorman