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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 publishes the varied and multidisciplinary outcomes of 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 range of the Faculty’s strengths, whether literary, historical, linguistic, visual, or philosophical; ancient or modern; British, European, or global. Events typically highlight the work of both established and early career scholars. 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 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.

Seventeen volumes have appeared in the series so far. The most recent volume is New Interdisciplinary Perspectives On and Beyond Autonomy, edited by Christopher Watkin (Monash) and Oliver Davis (French Studies, SMLC). Other volumes are currently in preparation.

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 published edited volumes, Anthem Press are looking to publish high quality monographs, both standard length (c.80K) and short (c.25-30K).

Guidelines for Submitting a Proposal to the HRC

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 300 words each
Timetable for completion
Projected length
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, Professor Alison Cooley, at a dot cooley at warwick dot ac dot uk

Warwick Series in the Humanities (WSIH) - Information for authors

Privacy Statement

The University of Warwick will process your personal data which you have provided within your book proposal attached to the email you submit to us for the purpose(s) of considering your book proposal.

The legal basis for processing this personal data is consent.

Your personal data will not be shared or disclosed to any third parties external to the University of Warwick except Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group) .

Your personal data will not be transferred outside of the EEA, and will be kept securely by the University of Warwick and will be retained for a period of up to the current academic year + 6 months from submission of your proposal at which point it will be deleted. If your book proposal is forwarded for submission to Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group) then your personal data will be shared outside of the EEA and your personal data will be retained for the current academic year + 3 years.

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