What issues might arise from publishing your research, and what do you need to know to turn your thesis into a book manuscript? Join us as we explore these concerns with publishers and scholars working across different disciplines and Asian regions.

Panel 1
From PhD to Book. Recent experiences in the publishing industry
Tuesday 24 November 2020, 3:00pm-4:30pm (AEST)

via Zoom (Register here)

Not all publishing houses are built equally for Asian research. Where should the newly-minted PhD graduate publish their dissertations? How do we write a compelling book publishing proposal? What are the qualities publishers expect to see in the works of would-be-authors in Asian studies? We pose these questions to scholars working in academic book publishing and with personal publishing experience about adapting your PhD thesis into a book and presenting your work to publishing houses.

Moderator: Ms. Carman K. M. Fung (ASAA2020 Postgraduate Representative, PhD candidate in Screen and Cultural Studies, University of Melbourne)
Speakers:
Dr. Nathan Hollier (CEO, Melbourne University Publishing)
Dr. Kevin Carrico (Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies, Monash University)
Dr. Sophie Chao (Postdoctoral Research Associate at the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, University of Sydney)
Dr. Benjamin Hegarty (Mckenzie Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology at the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne)

Panel 2
Photographs and image rights in the publishing world
Wednesday 25 November 2020, 3:00pm-4:30pm (AEST)

via Zoom (Register here)

Can you use images that you take from an archive? How about an informant who wishes to remain anonymous? What are the ethics of printing photographs from a politically unstable area? Does it matter if the images or photographs in question are produced or taken by the researcher? And when is it appropriate to request for your readers to locate the images on their own? This panel will provide tips from scholars from both visual and non-visual disciplines on how to prepare the images we collect, photograph and personally archive for possible publishing in the future.

Moderator: Ms. Chloe Ho (ASAA2020 Postgraduate Representative, PhD candidate in Screen and Cultural Studies, University of Melbourne)
Speakers:
Dr Claire Roberts (Associate Professor of Art History and ARC Future Fellow in the School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne)
Dr Susie Protschky (Senior Lecturer in History, Monash University)
Dr Benjamin Hegarty (Mckenzie Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology at the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne)
Mr Wil Villareal (Liaison Librarian, University of Melbourne)

Speakers’ biographies:

[Panel 1]

Dr. Nathan Hollier is CEO and Publisher of Melbourne University Press, which is currently developing its publishing program within and on South, South-east and East Asia. He co-edited Profiles in Courage — Political Actors and Ideas in Contemporary Asia (ASP, 2008) and has a long-standing interest in these regions.

Dr. Kevin Carrico is Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies at Monash University and currently an Australian Research Council DECRA Research Fellow. He is the author of The Great Han: Race, Nationalism, and Tradition in China Today (University of California Press, 2017). He is currently completing a manuscript on China-Hong Kong relations and the emergence of a Hong Kong independence movement.

Dr. Sophie Chao is a social anthropologist whose research explores the intersections of Indigeneity, capitalism, ecology, and health in Indonesia. She received her Ph.D from Macquarie University in 2019 (with Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation) and holds a BA and MSc in Anthropology from The University of Oxford. She has published in various anthropology and interdisciplinary journals including Cultural Anthropology, Environmental Humanities, and Ethnos. For more information, please visit www.morethanhumanworlds.com.

Dr. Benjamin Hegarty is a specialist in the ethnographic study of gender and sexuality, with a focus on Indonesia. He is a McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowship in the University of Melbourne. He has recently completed a book manuscript, tentatively entitled The Made-Up State: Governing Gender Conformity in the Indonesian City.

[Panel 2]

Professor Claire Roberts is an art historian and a curator specialising in modern and contemporary Chinese art, and cultural flows between Australia and Asia. She is Associate Professor of Art History in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne and was an Australian Research Council Future Fellow (2015-2019).

Dr. Susie Protschky is a historian at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Her most recent monograph, Photographic Subjects: Monarchy and Visual Culture in Colonial Indonesia (Manchester University Press 2019) won the 2020 Asian Studies Association of Australia Mid-Career Book Prize and the Royal Studies Journal Book Prize.

Dr. Benjamin Hegarty is a specialist in the ethnographic study of gender and sexuality, with a focus on Indonesia. He is a McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowship in the University of Melbourne. He has recently completed a book manuscript, tentatively entitled The Made-Up State: Governing Gender Conformity in the Indonesian City.

Mr. Wil Villareal is a liaison librarian in the Health and Life Sciences team, providing research, teaching and learning support for the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences and the School of Biomedical Sciences.  He has worked in academic libraries since 2001, including over five years’ experience working for the University Copyright Office designing and delivering copyright information programs for staff and students. 

For enquiries or to email questions in advance of the session, please contact Ms. Wendy Li (ASAA2020 Postgraduate Representative, PhD candidate in Media and Communications, University of Melbourne) at wendil1@student.unimelb.edu.au.