At a period of extraordinary political undermining of the value of the humanities to public life it is more than ever imperative that arts and humanities scholars reaffirm the value of the discipline in scholarly and accessible terms. The HRC has two book series showcasing the best current work in the faculty.
Warwick Series in the Humanities (with Routledge)
This series will publish the varied and multidisciplinary outcomes of the projects funded by the HRC. By definition, all conferences and seminars sponsored by the HRC are interdisciplinary, and by design such events draw from the full gamut of the Faculty’s strengths: literary, historical, linguistic, visual, philosophical; ancient and modern of all temporalities; British, European, and global. Events typically highlight the work of scholars established, new, and in training; the work itself is inflected by modes and models of thinking that show the humanities as alive, well, and intimately and intricately embedded in the wider culture.
We hope those receiving funding from the HRC (including doctoral fellowship conferences) will seriously consider publication in this series. In addition, the Series will accept proposals from the Faculty community in general, with the proviso that any such proposals are interdisciplinary.
Warwick Studies (with Anthem Press)
This is a new series that partners the HRC with Anthem Press, a small independent publisher offering a high quality list aimed at the academic community. Unlike the Warwick Series in the Humanities which is explicitly inter-disciplinary, the Warwick Studies will have more of a discipline-specific focus, and thus will be marketed as Warwick Studies in Literature, Warwick Studies in History etc.
Guidelines for Submitting a Proposal
All proposals will be read by the Director and two members of the HRC Committee. The proposal should be detailed and informative while avoiding specialized language and disciplinary jargon. All proposals should contain the following information:
Approximately 1500 words describing the project’s main aims and points of interest, including what makes it distinctive, what it adds to the field of study etc
A detailed chapter plan, including descriptions of chapter content of approximately 100 words each
Timetable for completion
Comparable books already published
Potential market (eg. advanced undergraduates, specialists in the field, postgraduate researchers…)
Proposals should be submitted by email to hrc at warwick dot ac dot uk
Any questions can be addressed to the Director, Christina Lupton, at c dot lupton at warwick dot ac dot uk