Workshop: How to Get your Humanitarian Studies Work Published

Join the world’s foremost experts in academic publishing for Humanitarian Studies books and journals for a discussion on how to get your work published. This hybrid session is primarily aimed at early career researchers and PhD students, but more established colleagues might also benefit from the opportunity to quiz the panel of journal and book editors for advice.

The panel will consider:
• What do you look for in a promising book proposal/journal article submission?
• What are your top tips and common pitfalls for early career researchers?
• What are the practical first steps?


Patrycja Grzebyk is a Professor and Director of the Network on Humanitarian Action at the University of Warsaw. She is co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of International Humanitarian Action and member of the board The European Society of International Law. She is also an Expert of the OSCE Human Dimension (Moscow) Mechanism and a Member of the International Law Association’s Committee on the Use of Force: Military Assistance on Request. Patrycja is the author of over 100 articles or chapters. Her monograph Criminal Responsibility for the Crime of Aggression won the Manfred Lachs Award for the best book on public international law and her latest book Human and Non-Human Targets in Armed Conflicts was published in 2022. She has been a visiting professor at the universities of Cambridge, Bologna, Geneva, Taipei, Madrid, Barcelona, Munich, Kiev, Zagreb, Beijing.

Michaël Neuman is Director of studies at Crash / Médecins sans Frontières. He is one of the founders and editors of the Journal of Humanitarian Affairs, an open access journal hosted jointly by The Humanitarian Affairs Team at Save the Children UK, and Centre de Réflexion sur l’Action et les Savoirs Humanitaires MSF (Paris). Michaël joined Médecins sans Frontières in 1999 and has worked both on the ground and in headquarters. He has also carried out research on issues of immigration and geopolitics. He is co-editor of two books: “Humanitarian negotiations Revealed, the MSF experience” and “Saving lives and staying alive. Humanitarian Security in the Age of Risk Management”.

Helena Hurd is Senior Editor of Global Development and African Studies books at Routledge. One of her key series is the IHSA Routledge Humanitarian Studies series, which is co-edited by Dorothea Hilhorst, Annette Jansen, Mihir Bhatt, and Alex de Waal. Over the last ten years at Routledge, Helena has worked on a variety of subject areas, also including Environment & Sustainability, and Asian Studies. In recent years, she has played a leading role in setting up a working group on Diversity and Inclusion in the Books Editorial department, creating guidelines to help the authors of the 7,000-8,000 books a year published by Taylor and Francis to be aware of these important issues within their work. Helena lives in England and can be found at and on Twitter @DevelopmentEdtr.

IHSA & Routledge Collaboration

The Routledge Humanitarian Studies series is a collaboration with the International Humanitarian Studies Association (IHSA). The series editors are Alex de Waal, Dorothea Hilhorst, Mihir Bhatt and Annette Jansen. The series takes a comprehensive approach to the growing field of expertise that is humanitarian studies. Have a look at our series via this link.

Date and Time

7th of November

17:15 – 18:00 Dhaka time (GMT+6)

Room NAC-640