One of the perks of being part of the University Library is sitting just across the hall from Rare Books and Special Collections, home to all kinds of treasures. Recently, a colleague from Rare Books appeared in the SUP office carrying a blast from our past: an Sydney University Press manuscript box from the 1960s.
Melissa Kennedy is a Research Associate at the University of Western Australia for the Project Aerial Archaeology in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. She is the editor of A Land in Between: The Orontes Valley in the Early Urban Age, a book which documents the material culture and socio-political relationships of the Orontes Valley and its neighbours from the fourth through to the second millennium BCE (photo from the author archives).
By Agata Mrva-Montoya
Congratulations! After years of doing research and writing, you finally joined the ranks of freshly minted PhDs. You even have an endorsement from your examiners – ‘this work is brilliant and should be published’. So, you send it in to a publisher, then another one or two. And your proposal gets knocked back, time after time. Why?