Book Ends Information Session

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Location: 
Obermann Center Library
111 Church Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
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Learn more about the application process and details of the new Book Ends Book Completion program. At this session, Obermann Center Director Teresa Mangum will share her vision for the program and answer questions. Also on hand will be a UI faculty member who independently organized her own book completion workshop.

Co-sponsored by the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies and the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Books Ends—Obermann/OVPRED Book Completion Workshop, supports University of Iowa faculty from disciplines in which publishing a monograph is required for tenure and promotion. The award is designed to assist faculty members turn promising manuscripts into important, field-changing, published books.

Beginning fall 2018, Book Ends will bring two senior scholars to campus for a candid, constructive three-hour workshop on the faculty member’s book manuscript. The award will cover travel, accommodations, and a $500 honorarium for each visiting scholar. We will also ask two University of Iowa faculty senior faculty members to participate. The Director of the Obermann Center or a representative for the Center will work with successful applicants to select the outside reviewers, organize their visits, and facilitate the discussion. Reviewers will be asked to provide substantive written comments, and the workshop will be recorded for the author’s use during the revision process. Our goal is for each author to leave the workshop with concrete suggestions for revision, advice about appropriate presses, and a timeline that will lead to a revised manuscript ready for presses to review within six months.

We will host workshops for up to three UI faculty members in 2018-19. Preference will be given to faculty members completing first books within a timeframe that aligns with deadlines for tenure review, but we also welcome applications from associate professors on the verge of seeking promotion to full professor.