UCL & I.B. Tauris Publishing Competition

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A unique training and publishing opportunity for suitable PhD students is offered by UCL and I.B. Tauris in partnership.

Students with an approved PhD dissertation in the Arts and Humanities, Social and Historical Sciences and the Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL are invited to compete for the chance to work with the Visual Culture and Philosophy editor at I B Tauris on presenting their work for publication.

The competition is open primarily to students working in the general areas of Visual Culture and Philosophy. However these areas will be interpreted broadly, and priority will be given to dissertations which present a novel approach to the disciplines and their relation to others.

The aim of the scheme is to provide students with experience of working with a commercial publisher with a wide academic as well as general readership. Final decision on publication of work will rest with the editorial board of I.B. Tauris.

The winning dissertation will, in the view of the panel, combine original research with compelling critical writing or other innovative ways of presenting material.

Departments or Schools are invited to select one dissertation each that has been recommended for the PhD in the twelve months up to the closing date in each year. 

In the case of a School, more than one dissertation may be considered by agreement with the panel. 

Applications should be forwarded by the Department or School. They should consist of to following:

  • the dissertation (one hard copy, one electronic file)
  • the examiners’ reports
  • a brief statement from the candidate giving reasons why the dissertation would be suitable for publication with I.B.Tauris
  • a brief CV.

The panel will include Timothy Mathews UCL (chair), Anna Coatman at I.B. Tauris, and members drawn from across the UCL Faculties.

Submissions and queries should be sent to:

Professor Timothy Mathews
Department of French
School of European Languages Culture and Society

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