Becoming A Historian
Becoming a Historian: A Canadian Manual

Further Reading

This brief reading list focuses on the professional concerns of graduate history students in Canada, including publishing, fellowship and job postings, professional associations, and career paths beyond the university. It is not a comprehensive list, and it is not meant as a recommendation of any particular publication or organization.

Research, Writing and Publishing

  • Ask the Dissertation Diva [Liena Vayzman]
  • Bolker, Joan. Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1998.
  • Booth, Wayne C., Joseph M. Williams, and Gregory G. Colomb. The Craft of Research, 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.
  • Germano, William. From Dissertation to Book. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.
  • Harman, Eleanor, Ian Montagnes, Siobhan McMenemy, and Chris Bucci, The Thesis and the Book: A Guide for First-Time Academic Authors, 2nd ed. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2003.
  • Luey, Beth, ed., Revising Your Dissertations: Advice from Leading Editors, 2nd ed. Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 2007.
  • Turabian, Kate. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 7th ed. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2007.
  • University of Chicago Press Staff, The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Newsletters (News, job postings, teaching advice, etc.)


General Information and Advice


Professional Associations and Networks


Beyond the Academy