Writing workshop for female PhD students and Early Career Researchers


On 22-25 March 2021, there will be an online writing workshop for female PhD students and Early Career Researchers. This online workshop, funded by the British Academy and held between 22 and 25 March 2021, is aimed at female arts/humanities and social science early career researchers and final-year PhD students from English-speaking West Africa (Ghana, Gambia, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone), who are working on gender inequality issues and would like to see their work published in leading journals. It will offer hands-on training in getting published and provide mentoring opportunities that will continue beyond the workshop.  


The workshop is led by senior scholars from University of York and University of Ghana, and journal editors, who will lead plenary sessions on the various stages of the process of writing for publication, provide intensive feedback on pre-and in-workshop assignments, and mentor participants post-workshop.  Articles produced as part of the workshop will be considered for publication in two leading gender studies journals:  Women’s History Review and the Journal of Gender Studies.  


Participants will commit to a total of 4 three-hour online sessions (22-25 March), which will consist of a mixture of plenary sessions and small-group discussion, and complete pre-workshop and in-workshop assignments.  After the workshop, they will also participate in 6 one-hour online mentoring sessions. The total time commitment for the workshop and mentoring is 26 hours. Certificates of completion will be provided upon request.  


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Deadline for application: 

Friday 22 January 2021