This moderated conversation will discuss how to get your humanities book read and cited. The speakers will explore how you can develop a communications plan around your book that works for you, what you can expect from your publisher, and what types of promotion are worth the effort. Most importantly, we will think about how to enjoy any work you put into promoting your book!
Dr. Heidi Tworek
Assistant Professor of History, UBC Vancouver
Dr. Renisa Mawani
Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Law and Society Program, UBC Vancouver
Dr. Letitia Henville
Freelance academic editor, columnist at University Affairs, and the UBC Arts Co-op Graduate Programs Coordinator
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
12 – 1 PM (Pacific Time)
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Dr. Heidi Tworek’s book, News from Germany: The Competition to Control World Communications, 1900-1945, was published by Harvard University Press in 2019. It was reviewed in publications including the Washington Post, Financial Times, and Nature plus received international media coverage, ranging from Australia to Germany to our local Vancouver Sun. Tworek also presented on the book to a wide variety of audiences in person, on podcasts, and via popular YouTube channels. The book has now received two prizes: the Wiener Holocaust Library Fraenkel Prize and the Ralph Gomory Prize from the Business History Conference. It is currently a finalist for several more prizes, including the Association for Journalists in Education and Mass Communication Tankard Book Award and the Pinsky Givon Family Prize for Non-Fiction, Western Canada Jewish Book Awards.
Dr. Renisa Mawani is Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Law and Society Program at the University of British Columbia. She works in the fields of critical theory and colonial legal history and has published widely on law, colonialism, and legal geography. She is the author of Colonial Proximities (University of British Columbia Press, 2009) and Across Oceans of Law (Duke University Press, 2018), which was a finalist for the U.K. Socio-Legal Studies Association Theory and History Book Prize (2020) and won the Association of Asian American Studies Book Prize for Outstanding Contribution to History (2020). With Iza Hussin, she is co-editor of “The Travels of Law: Indian Ocean Itineraries” published in Law and History Review (2014); with Sheila Giffen and Christopher Lee she is co-editor of “Worlds at Home: On Cosmopolitan Futures” published in Journal of Intercultural Studies (2019); with Rita Dhamoon, Davina Bhandar, and Satwinder Bains, she is co-editor of Unmooring the Komagata Maru (University of British Columbia Press, 2019); and with Antoinette Burton, she is co-editor of Animalia: An Anti-Imperial Bestiary of Our Times (Duke University Press, 2020). She has served two terms on the editorial board of Law and Society Review, was recently appointed to the editorial board of Law and Social Inquiry, and was elected to the Law and Society Association’s Board of Trustees (2019-2022). In 2015-2016, she received the Killam Prize for Graduate Teaching, a Dean of Arts Faculty Research Award, and was a Wall Scholar at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies.
UBC Scholars: Do you have a book under contract? Please tell us about it using this form. The Public Humanities Hub can assist you with promotion.
Book Award Database: Click here to view a spreadsheet of book awards for which Humanities faculty are eligible.