Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Indiana University Women’s Contribution to Scholarship

IU Press presents panel discussion with IU women scholars

Please join us September 26 for a unique panel discussion featuring Indiana University women scholars describing the path from research to book publication.

“Indiana University Women’s Contribution to Scholarship” will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the President’s Room at the University Club in the Indiana Memorial Union. A reception and book exhibit will follow from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. featuring Press publications in women’s and gender studies and books by IU women authors.

The panel will be introduced by Laurie McRobbie, First Lady of Indiana University, with closing remarks from Provost Lauren Robel. It will be moderated by Janet Rabinowitch, Director of IU Press, and feature faculty in diverse disciplines, including Maria Bucur, Professor of History and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Heidi Gealt, Director of the IU Art Museum; Estelle Jorgensen, Professor of Music Education at the Jacobs School of Music; Eileen Julien, Professor of Comparative Literature; Audrey McCluskey, Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies; and Suzanne Stetkevych, Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures.

Topics to be considered by the panel will include publishing and professional advancement; the research, writing, and publishing process; choosing the right publisher for your field; furthering the discipline through publishing; the professional and personal rewards of research and publishing; and the impact of women’s scholarship on the academy and the broader public. Panelists will share their experiences researching, writing, and publishing in a lively discussion of the processes, challenges, and rewards.

The event is supported in part by the Office for Women’s Affairs. Everyone is welcome.