53 interesting ways to communicate your research

Today I’m making way for a guest post from Aoife Brophy Haney, a PhD here who is looking for contributors to a forthcoming book on communicating research. She specifically asked me to put this in the eyeline of the UK librarians community on twitter and the blogosphere, so don’t write this off as irrelevant to you. Take it away Aoife:

Hello! We are editing a forthcoming book entitled 53 interesting ways to communicate your research. The book is designed to provide researchers with practical, imaginative, tried and tested, ways, to communicate their research.

The book will be published in e-book and print formats as part of the Professional and Higher Education series. Details of the series are available at http://53interesting.wordpress.com

The series is published by The Professional and Higher Partnership. Current titles in the series may be read online free of charge on 24symbols’ cloud library (http://www.24symbols.com/en/).

The book will consist of 53 contributions, each of a few hundred words based on the series ‘recipe’ for contributions, as follows:

  1. identify a problem (here, concerning the communication of research);
  2. propose a solution (one that you have tried and tested);
  3. explain how to implement the solution;
  4. identify potential pitfalls and outline how to avoid them.

The contributions will cover a wide range of themes from conferences to communicating in writing, in person and online.  Some examples of problems in these areas include: getting your message across in poster presentations, using images effectively, and communicating your research to non-academic audiences.

We are currently seeking contributors to this book of essays, which will be targeted at early career researchers. Proposals are welcome from anyone either inside or outside of academia – the key is that you must have an interesting idea to share. To send your proposal please:

  1. e-mail us at 53interestingways@gmail.com with ‘53iwtcyr’ in the subject line
  2. tell us your name and affiliation;
  3. explain in a single sentence what problem your contribution would seek to help the reader solve;
  4. explain, again in one sentence, what your proposed solution would be.

Please keep your entire message to no more than 50 words.

The deadline for proposals is 12th October.  We will contact (by the 31st  October) all those whose submissions we wish to discuss further. We won’t use your e-mail address for any other purpose.

If you would like further information on the book, please contact our publisher, Anthony Haynes, via the following page: http://pandhp.com/contact-us/ .

Aoife Brophy Haney
PhD Candidate
Judge Business School
University of Cambridge

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