17 May 2023 16:00 Room SG1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge



Fred Appel, Princeton University Press


Fred Appel, Publisher (Religion and Anthropology) from Princeton University Press will be visiting CRASSH to talk about the process of getting your scholarly book published. He’ll offer practical tips and advice to help navigate the steps to being published.

This seminar is aimed at early-career academics who aspire to find a publisher for their first book, and academics who have already written one or more scholarly monographs and who aspire to reach broader, non-specialist audiences.

Fred is keen to learn what fields people are from and what your academic interests are.

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About the speaker

I publish books in the fields of religious studies and social-cultural anthropology, and in history as it pertains to these fields. My aim is to publish imaginative books with interdisciplinary reach that are conversation changers in their respective fields, whether they are written for scholars, students, or general readers.

In religion, I am particularly interested in projects that explore the intersection of religion and politics, and books in Jewish studies, biblical studies, Islamic studies, the history of Christianity, American religion, and the philosophy of religion. Recent and forthcoming books include Kate Bowler’s The Preacher’s Wife, Shahab Ahmed’s What Is Islam?, and Barry Scott Wimpfheimer’s The Talmud: A Biography. In anthropology, I am interested in historically informed ethnography, books that extend classic ethnographic questions and methods into the study of digital culture and technology, and projects that enhance our understanding of religious communities around the world. Some recent and forthcoming examples are Matthew Engelke’s How to Think Like an Anthropologist, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing’s The Mushroom at the End of the World, and Anya Bernstein’s The Future of Immortality.

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