Publishing Your Work for
Diverse Audiences

13 November 2019, Brisbane

As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, the Academy is delighted to partner with the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research to host a special event for early career humanities researchers.

The Publishing Your Work for Diverse Audiences workshop will be held on Wednesday 13 November 2019 at Griffith University’s South Bank campus in Brisbane. This interactive full day workshop will bring together humanities Higher Degree Research students and Early Career Researchers to develop a dual approach to their publishing profiles – addressing the need to both establish a quality academic publishing profile, and a public research profile that speaks directly to the current engagement and impact agenda for Australian research.

In this workshop, participants will hear from senior scholars about the options for quality research publication – monographs, refereed journal articles and scholarly book chapters in national and international collections. Alongside this, participants will also hear about opportunities to re-target their research agenda and findings to a public audience – through avenues such as The Conversation and other widely disseminated public outlets that will build profile, and enable research to be accessible for media, policy-makers and potential industry collaborators.

The workshop will also include tips on media engagement, and maximising the engagement and impact aspects of your research.

See the provisional program below.

Applications open

As places are limited to 50 people for this free event, we are inviting applications to attend. Please complete the online expression of interest form by Sunday 27 October 2019. All applicants will be contacted shortly after.


To be eligible, you must be a current humanities Higher Degree Research student or have completed your doctorate within the last five years (conferred after 30 September 2014). Independent scholars not currently affiliated with an institution are welcome to apply.

Successful applicants
  • Are required to cover all travel and accommodation expenses to attend the workshop in Brisbane.
  • Will be offered the discounted Student registration rate to attend the 50th Academy Symposium to be held 13-15 November 2019 in Brisbane.
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10:00am Publishing quality academic work: The post-PhD research publications plan

  • Building profile for Postdoctoral Fellowship applications
  • Working towards a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) Fellowship – what should my track record look like?

11:00am Morning break

11:15am — Turning your research into publicly accessible work

  • The advantage of writing for the non-academic audience
  • Distilling your research for the non-expert – engaging with media

12:15pm — Tips from the coalface: Early Career Researcher presentations 

  • How to continue research publications in the precarious humanities, arts and social sciences work environment
  • Combining quality academic work with building for broader research impact

    1:00pm Workshop close, followed by lunch and networking opportunities 

    After the workshop, participants are invited to attend two very special events:

    • Early career researcher focus group for the Academy’s Future Humanities Workforce project from 2:30pm to 4:30pm at Griffith University’s South Bank campus. The project is keen to learn more about the challenges and opportunities facing early career humanities researchers on topics from future skill development, digital literacy and gender diversity.
    • The curtain raiser event of the 50th Symposium, the Academy’s 9th Hancock Lecture — Maaya Waabiny: Mobilising song archives to nourish an endangered language — by early career researcher Associate Professor Clint Bracknell from Edith Cowan University’s Kurongkurl Katitjin Centre for Indigenous Australian Education and Research, commencing 5:00pm at the Griffith University Art Museum, South Bank Brisbane.