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Publishing and impact in the humanities: what’s the story?

Workshops for Early Career Researchers

[Please note that these workshops have now closed for new registrations. We received many more expressions of interest than we could accommodate, so thank you to everyone for your support. Please bookmark this page for a post-workshop report on highlights from the sessions. We’ll also announce publication of the blog in the weekly Taylor & Francis Insights newsletter.]


In January 2021 we’re running two workshops with the University of Reading to explore the impact and publishingUniversity of Reading logo opportunities available to Early Career Researchers in the humanities.

The arts and humanities have a long and rich history of interactions between researchers and the public, practitioners, and policy makers. Working with and for these groups has achieved wide-ranging international, national, regional, and local change. In recent years research impact (the benefit that research has on society and the economy) has become closely associated with the production of case studies for internal and external assessment purposes.

While case studies provide a good way of consolidating the research activities, publications and engagements for evaluation purposes, they don’t always include the full range of work being done across the course of a research cycle. Similarly, arts and humanities publications offer researchers the opportunity to share the outcomes of their work, but not always how their research and practice makes an impact in a broader societal context.

What if together we could tell a different story about how arts and humanities research and publication can make an impact on society? How might we reimagine publishing and impact pathways to demonstrate real-world impact?

Publishing and impact workshops

In collaboration with impact professionals at the University of Reading, we’re inviting global arts and humanities researchers to join one of two online workshops on 28 January 2021.

During the workshop we will explore the impact and publishing pathways available to Early Career Researchers (those within 10 years of finishing a PhD or within the final year of PhD study) and how the two interact across the research cycle.

We will highlight the diverse publication formats for arts and humanities researchers and where these fit into the research cycle, as well as critiquing the role of traditional publication in research impact. As a participant in this workshop you will learn how to:

  • identify how your research engages with real-world problems
  • define publishing objectives for meaningful research impact within and beyond academia
  • determine what, when and how to publish your work for maximum impact
  • view your work from the perspective of multiple external stakeholders.

Further reading

Read the Author Services research impact guide to understand what impact means for you and your work, how to measure it, and to get tips on sharing your published article to increase its impact.