[SIGCIS-Members] Ann Johnson Institute Call for Book Manuscript Workshop

David C. Brock dcb at dcbrock.net
Wed Oct 30 10:13:59 PDT 2019

A unique new opportunity from the Ann Johnson Institute for Science, Technology and Society. Please share widely.

Ann Johnson Institute Call for Book Manuscript Workshop


The Ann Johnson Institute (AJI) for Science, Technology and Society at the University of South Carolina welcomes applications for a one-day book manuscript workshop to be held in September 2020.


This workshop is targeted towards individuals at any career stage who have not previously published a monograph. The successful applicant will have a first-time book manuscript near completion at the time of applying. He or she will invite, and the AJI will fund, up to three senior experts in the author’s field as well as an acquisitions editor from a major scholarly press to campus. A small group of relevant experts within the South Carolina community may also attend.


The purpose of this workshop is to support stronger and more rigorous manuscripts from first-time STS authors. Equally, it is geared toward developing communities of colleagues from different disciplines and geographical locations. The AJI is committed to building such communities from the bottom up, seeding them and positioning them to question and reframe complex problems. The AJI takes a broad approach to STS, envisioning it in partnership with historical, philosophical, scientific, engineering and medical approaches, because at the AJI community is the method.


Workshop format

·      The successful applicant will be expected to deliver a full draft of their manuscript to all workshop participants no later than one month before the workshop convenes

·      During the workshop five hours will be devoted to a chapter-level discussion of the manuscript, with a break in the middle for lunch

·      There will be a notetaker and moderator for the duration of the workshop

·      The workshop will end with a dinner

·      Invited experts will provide written feedback to the author after the workshop, this feedback will take the form of a manuscript review from a university press



The deadline for submissions is 1 March 2020. Please apply via email to aji4sts at gmail.com <mailto:aji4sts at gmail.com> with “AJI book manuscript workshop” in the subject heading. In the attachment to your email, please include:


·      Short CV

·      One-page description of the book project, including its current stage of development

·      Four to five names of senior experts to invite, please include their rank, University or home department, their field/specialty, and briefly why you would like to invite them (two sentences)

David C. Brock
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