American Historical Association (AHA) conferences usually include practical sessions on professional development issues, which are intended to assist graduate students and junior faculty members in becoming productive historians. One of the most useful of these sessions is always the panel on turning a dissertation into a book.
This year’s AHA had a dissertation-to-book panel including: Aaron W. Marrs (Office of the Historian, U.S. Department of State), Timothy J. Gilfoyle (Loyola University Chicago) , Laurie Matheson (University of Illinois Press), Thomas J. Sugrue, (University of Pennsylvania), and D. Bradford Hunt (Roosevelt University).
I was unable to participate in this particular session, but it was clearly well attended. For more information, see the AHA Today story on the panel.