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Manuscript Review Program

As part of its core mission to further humanities research, the UT Humanities Center hosts a Manuscript Review Program for faculty from its nine affiliated arts and humanities departments.

Tenure-stream faculty may apply to the Humanities Center for up to $1,000 to fund external reviewers’ honoraria for a 2-3 hour online workshop. During this workshop, external and internal reviewers discuss the manuscript’s readiness for publication and offer concrete suggestions for its improvement.

The Manuscript Review Program provides helpful and timely feedback to tenure-stream humanities faculty preparing monographs or other similarly large academic writing projects. The workshops

  • include intense discussion about a faculty author’s manuscript;
  • generate specialized, constructive feedback for improving the manuscript;
  • develop strategies for finding suitable publishers for the manuscript (re)submission;
  • create scholarly networks that familiarize colleagues beyond UT with humanities research occurring at UT, and promote UT faculty as leading scholars in their fields.

The Manuscript Review Program is coordinated by the Center’s Associate Director.

In 2019-20, the UT Humanities Center funded four Manuscript Reviews, providing feedback to faculty in the departments of History, Religious Studies, Theater, and Classics.

For more information, contact us at humanitiesctr@utk.edu.


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