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Research Support

Publishing Your Humanities Book: Know Your Audience, Reach Your Readers

February 19, 2021 at 12:00pm1:00pm EST

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The Syracuse University Humanities Center, Office of Research, and College of Arts and Sciences are pleased to host two editors from Stanford University Press offering insightful information about publishing your humanities book.

Register for the general session by Feb. 12 and include any accessibility accommodation requests.

Additional Opportunity!

Following the general session at noon, Irvin and Wetter have set aside additional time for one-on-one consultation with faculty who have questions related to their specific humanities book projects. These brief meetings will be scheduled on the half hour — between 2:00 and 6:00 pm on 2/19/21. A wait-list will be created if interest exceeds limited slots. [NOTE: Those who request individual consultation are expected to attend the general session at noon.]

Request an individual consultation here by Feb. 12 and include any accessibility accommodation requests.


Margo Irvin, Acquisitions Editor, acquires in history, Jewish studies, Asian American studies, and Latin American studies. In history, Margo’s list includes modern European and world history, colonial and modern Latin American history, and a new strand in American history with a particular focus on the history of the American West and transnational US histories. She is particularly interested in projects that take up questions around histories of empire, imperialism, and colonialism; nationalism and citizenship; migration and borderlands; the history of science, technology, computing, and information; and the intersections of medicine and health with gender and race. Margo acquires for two long-running interdisciplinary series: Asian America and Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture. She is also the press editor for Stanford Studies on Central and Eastern Europe and the Cold War International History Project series.

Erica Wetter, Executive Editor, acquires books in Literature, Philosophy, and Religion. Her list encompasses work in political theory, art, media, and cultural studies, and she is particularly seeking projects that attempt to make significant critical interventions while asking questions of contemporary relevance. She welcomes accessible, broadly conceived projects on politics, gender, race, science, technology, and media and is especially open to discussing more interdisciplinary works as well as books that attempt some form of narrative innovation. Erica holds an MLIS and an MS in Environmental Studies and is also committed to publishing rigorous work in environmental humanities. Her portfolio includes several series, such as Text TechnologiesPost45Cultural Memory in the PresentEncountering Traditions, and Spiritual Phenomena.

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This event was first published on January 13, 2021 and last updated on February 8, 2021.

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