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What to Do with Your Archaeology Dissertation with Mitch Allen

Instructor: Mitch Allen

Where: Online

When: Tuesday, July 11th - 9:30am PDT

Duration: 120 Minutes

Cost: $75

What you will learn: You’ve finally finished your dissertation and, though you never want to see it again, suggestions from those mentors and friends who encouraged you get it published sticks in your mind. What do you do to get your dissertation published? This workshop provides you with concrete suggestions on how to view the dissertation as a comprehensive research project and how to create a publication and promotion strategy so your ideas and knowledge can reach the broadest possible market and positively influence your career in archaeology. We will discuss pursuing book vs article publication, traditional vs open access venues, the amount of revision that your work is likely to require, and the role of dissertation-based publications in a career plan. Participants should come with an abstract and table of contents of their dissertation, completed or not, from which we will develop a strategic plan.

Instructor Bio: Mitchell Allen is president of Scholarly Roadside Service, a consulting company specializing in academic publishing. He has been in publishing for over 40 years, including founding and running AltaMira Press, then Left Coast Press, both specialty publishers of archaeology. Allen has a Ph.D. in archaeology from UCLA, has conducted fieldwork in the Middle East, and taught archaeology at four universities. He is author of Essentials of Publishing Qualitative Research and numerous articles on scholarly publishing, as well as offering numerous workshops on publishing for academics. Allen is recipient of lifetime achievement awards from the American Anthropological Association, the World Archaeological Congress, and two other scholarly organizations. He blogs on publishing and archaeology at blog