Number of current Duke faculty who have had Book MS Workshops since 2008

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Number who were Assistant Professors at the time of their workshops


Number who have been promoted to Associate Professors

... and counting. We look forward to updating this number frequently!

Faculty Book Manuscript Workshops provide a structure for generating constructive, informed criticism on near-final book manuscripts, at a moment in the writing process when authors can most effectively utilize such feedback. The program's goal is to transform already excellent scholarly projects into superior published works. The program allows faculty to invite two experts in their field and an acquisitions editor from a major scholarly press to campus. During a half-day workshop, these guests present their thoughts on the manuscript, followed by a response from the author and discussion with a broader group of invited faculty from Duke and other universities in the Triangle. The program is open to regular-rank faculty at all ranks in the humanities, arts, and interpretive social sciences, regardless of seniority - but Assistant Professors will receive priority consideration.

For a list of books published by "alumni" of the program and a list of all award recipients since the inception of the program, click here. Both lists are updated regularly.

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