Digital Publishing Training Programme

The Literary Encyclopedia offers a remote training programme which provides an opportunity to learn about academic and digital publishing alongside a mentor from the LE editorial board.


Our Training Programme Includes:

  • remote mentoring and supervision by The Literary Encyclopedia editorial team
  • insight into a range of technical editorial and modern publishing practices (both technical and editorial)
  • development of investigative and research skills related to literary and other persons and their works, specifically how they fit into current scholarly interests and university curricula
  • the opportunity to produce accredited material for The Literary Encyclopedia in collaboration with a senior scholar and/ or a specialist editor

This may include but is not limited to:

  • expanding recommended critical readings and weblinks within our Recommended Readings application
  • developing lists of primary bibliography (an author’s list of works) based on a set template and use of relevant metadata
  • creating Author Timelines with the support of the LE editorial team
  • producing co-authored articles with an established scholar (their own PhD supervisor, for example)
  • identifying potential improvements to our interface and relationships with our readers and writers through, for example, social media engagement
  • evaluating the scholarly and pedagogic effectivity of digital publications by other teams of literary and historical scholars

A final certification will be provided by The Literary Encyclopedia at the end of the programme.


Duration: 2 months; expected number of working hours per week: 2-3

Location: The training programme is fully remote and can be undertaken from anywhere in the world. All meetings will take place online.

Eligibility: Applicant must be PhD students (year 2, or part-time equivalent, onwards) at subscribing institutions, working within literature, culture, and/or digital humanities.

Application procedure:

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