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Early Career Research & Publication (ECRP) Workshops in 2022-2023

Early Career Research & Publication (ECRP) Workshops

Publish or perish – that’s the popular saying to describe how to forge a career in academia. But what to publish, where and when? In what language? In what format and how often? These are some of the key questions that many early career researchers struggle with.

In 2022-2023 Turun Historiallinen Yhdistys provides, in collaboration with the department of history at the University of Helsinki, a workshop series that is dedicated to providing support to early career researchers (ECRs) in finding answers to these questions. The series consists of six discussion and practical skills workshops designed to help ECRs in the humanities, particularly within the field of history, to navigate the world of publications, while gaining knowledge and developing strategies to strengthen their academic profiles and/or CV for roles beyond academia.

Each monthly workshop will focus on a particular aspect of academic publishing and feature experienced national and international academics and publishing experts. These presenters will share tips, best practices, and insights on how to successfully navigate the world of academic publishing in Finland and abroad.

The series is organised by Dr Johanna Skurnik (Turku Historical Society/University of Helsinki) and Dr Dustin M. Neighbors (University of Helsinki/Aalto University) with generous support from Suomen tiedekustantajien liitto (Finnish Association for Scholarly Publishing).

The series will be held in a hybrid format, with the workshops taking place in-person with the options for virtual participations. The workshops will be in English and Finnish. Note: Where possible, English and Finnish translations will be provided (i.e., English/Finnish captioning, or provision of English/Finnish materials). While the workshops will focus on academic publishing, the series will be open to everyone regardless of disciplinary background, as well as within Finland and abroad.

It is possible for doctoral researchers and students to get ECTS credits from participating the worskhop series. Please visit the event website for details.

The first workshop will be on 17th November 2022, 10.00-12.00 at the University of Helsinki (Metsätalo Hall 2 (Unioninkatu 40)).

Please visit the website of Turku Historical Society/ THY for more information about the workshop series and instructions about how to register for the workshops: https://thy.fi/toiminta/earlycareerworkshops/


Please direct all enquiries about the workshops to the series coordinator Dr. Dustin Neighbors.


Workshop timetable (please see details about speakers from THY website):

Workshop 1: ECRs and Publications – Publication Strategies for Career Development, Thursday, 17 November 2022; 10:00 – 12:00 EEST

Workshop 2: Pathways to Publications I – Monographs, Edited Collections and Proposal Submissions, Thursday, 19 January 2023; 10:00 – 15:00 EEST

Workshop 3: Pathways to Publications II – Journals and Peer-Review, Thursday, 16 February 2023; 10:00 – 15:00 EEST

Workshop 4: Communication & Engagement – Sharing your Research, Thursday, 9 March 2023; 10:00 – 15:00 EEST

Workshop 5: Publication Policies & Integrity – Open Access, Authorship, and Ethical Publishing, Thursday, 6 April 2023; 10:00 – 15:00 EEST

Workshop 6 – Publication Strategy Planning & Writing Retreat, Thursday, 11 May 2023; 10:00 – 15:00 EEST