Events & Programs / Research Workshops

Collaborate on Academic Research

Events & Programs / Research Workshops

Collaborate on Academic Research

Papers Workshops

Papers Workshops bring together multiple authors contributing to a collected volume or special journal issue to workshop their individual contributions as well as identify themes and improve the work as a whole. If you are an editor compiling a collected work or developing a new research project and are interested in an IHS workshop, please apply below.

Papers Workshops are moderated, roundtable discussions that bring together scholars and authors to offer individualized feedback and advice on accepted papers. Leading senior faculty and junior faculty convene to collaborate on improving individual research papers, resulting in strengthened collected volumes and special journal issues.

These workshops offer academics the opportunity to advance inquiry on important topics within the classical liberal tradition, strengthen specific research contributions, and form interdisciplinary and intergenerational networks of scholars for future collaboration.

Papers Workshops vary in length and size, and can take place in person or online. At the start of each session, the author will give a brief overview of the chapter or article to provide context about their goals and areas they would like to highlight for feedback, and then the floor will be opened for round-table discussion, moderated by an IHS program director with a queue.

Authors who are interested in joining a volume should submit applications and include a rough draft of an in-progress paper with initial preliminary results. While the paper does not have to be in the final stage, the draft should clearly show that the author has a working knowledge of the underlying research question, literature, data sources, and study feasibility.

IHS is particularly interested in research and programs in the following general categories: Liberalism and Its Critics, Key Challenges within a Free Society, Cultural Challenges within Liberal Society, Contentious Topics within the Liberal Tradition, and Liberalism in Times of Crisis.

We are also interested in topics addressing Issues around Social Media, Big Tech, and Free Speech; Tensions between National Security and Freedom; the Future of Liberalism; Social Justice Solutions and the Tension between Freedom and Government; and Structural Problems within Higher Education.

IHS welcomes applications and proposals on these or other related topics from scholars in all disciplines.

Upcoming Papers Workshops

The Effect of Regulating Healthcare Workers on Patients and Practitioners

July 29—31, 2022
Portland, OR
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The Effect of Regulating Healthcare Workers on Patients and Practitioners

Portland, OR · Event date: July 29—31, 2022

Applications for this event close on April 15, 2022. 

Co-hosted with the Arkansas Center for Research in Economics, this 3 day workshop will feature moderated round-table discussions to offer individualized feedback and advice on accepted papers. It will bring together leading senior faculty with junior faculty to collaborate and work together on improving projects and to learn about the nuances between health economics and health policy publishing.

Papers should discuss a topic of importance within healthcare regulation, with a strong preference for papers that contribute to the discussion of scope of practice and medical licensure.

Submitted applications should include a rough draft of an in-progress work with initial preliminary results. While the paper does not have to be in the final stage, the draft should clearly show that the author has a working knowledge of the underlying research question, literature, data sources, and study feasibility. Authors will be notified of acceptance by April 22, 2022

This program was conceptualized and created with Dr. Alicia Plemmons of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Dr. David “Mitch” Mitchell of the University of Central Arkansas. Please reach out to events@theihs.org with any questions.

Manuscript Workshops

IHS supports scholars throughout their careers in getting them the constructive critiques they need. We even provide assistance to junior scholars converting dissertations into monographs.

Manuscript Workshops are moderated, roundtable discussions that bring together scholars to provide valuable feedback from a variety of perspectives on a manuscript in progress. These manuscripts, submitted to IHS as a working draft months before it will be sent to the publisher, can either be a completed dissertation being turned into a book or an established scholar’s next book.

These workshops offer junior and senior academics the opportunity to advance inquiry on important topics within the classical liberal tradition, strengthen specific research contributions, and form interdisciplinary and intergenerational networks of scholars for future collaboration.

Manuscript Workshops are typically one to three day(s) long and vary in size, ranging from four to 13 commentators plus the author(s). The workshop typically takes place over four to six 75-minute sessions, covering one to three chapters each.

Commentators will receive a PDF copy of the manuscript about two months before the workshop and a physical copy about a month and a half before the workshop. Commentators do not need to prepare a formal presentation but are expected to read the manuscript in its entirety and prepare comments on each section to be shared during the moderated discussion.

IHS is particularly interested in research and programs in the following general categories: Liberalism and Its Critics, Key Challenges within a Free Society, Cultural Challenges within Liberal Society, Contentious Topics within the Liberal Tradition, and Liberalism in Times of Crisis.

We are also interested in topics addressing Issues around Social Media, Big Tech, and Free Speech; Tensions between National Security and Freedom; the Future of Liberalism; Social Justice Solutions and the Tension between Freedom and Government; and Structural Problems within Higher Education.

Ideal applicants are authors interested in joining an academic volume.

Ambitions
Submissions include a paper title, abstract, and a list of two to three suggested expert reviewers.
Papers are reviewed on a rolling basis with all applicants notified within three weeks.
IHS works to pair accepted submissions with suggested reviewers.
Draft submissions are shared with reviewers, and feedback is typically provided in two to four weeks.

Paper Review for Scholars

As you prepare to submit your paper for publishing, take advantage of IHS Paper Review, which solicits feedback on your article from another top scholar in your field.

Apply for Paper Review