It’s not just art historians who look at pictures

I feel very lucky to have completed my doctorate in History of Art because if I get bogged down with writing I can always look at pictures! In this post I would like to encourage scholars working in other disciplines to also consider the visual as a valuable historical source. But how do you start when looking at paintings? Here I offer a few suggestions from my practice…

My Re-Writing Chronicles (Part 3): Methods and Processes

This is part 3 of a blog series about re-writing processes for Alice Eden’s forthcoming book based on her thesis. Before gaining a book contract Alice underwent a peer review process. During peer review a number of edits were suggested which ranged from specific to more general. This post examines how her re-writing methods have…

Letting Go

The common jokes about academia tend to think of graduate experience as a choice away from life, or something that locks us in libraries and labs, but besides that it is a very rich, complex and intense life. In this week’s PhD Life post, read Aya Nassar’s insights on ‘letting go’…

Thesis to Book: Images

Have you thought about reproducing images in your publications? Dr Alice Eden has written posts about the literary journey in her post ‘Thesis to Book’, however another important part of writing art historical publications is the inclusion of images. When you come to publish, this can be a whole new area to discover…

Thesis to Book: A Journey

Since gaining her book contract with Routledge – the subject of her previous blog series – Dr Alice Eden begun the hard work of transforming her thesis into a book. This has meant different ways of working and new challenges compared to PhD research. In this week’s PhD Life post, she aims to give some…

Rhythms of Writing: Writing alone

While PhD writing is typically thought of as an individual endeavour, writing alone does not mean it has to be lonely. In this week’s PhD Life post, Aya Nassar discusses how she makes writing alone work for her…

The Book Proposal: In Detail

In the final post of this series on gaining a book contract, Dr Alice Eden discusses the various sections of an academic book proposal in the humanities based on her recent success gaining a book contract with Routledge.`