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CFP: The Working-Class Avant-Garde / Abstract Deadline: 31 March, 2019

CFP: The Working-Class Avant-Garde / Abstract Deadline: 31 March, 2019

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2018-12-06

The avant-garde is often conceived to be the domain of the elite – those with the financial backing, education, and networks to succeed in this competitive arena. Indeed, studies such as John Carey’s divisive text, Intellectuals and the Masses, have understood the high intellectualism of the twentieth-century avant-garde to have developed in response to the improved education of the mass [...]

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Technische Universität Berlin joins OLH LPS model

Technische Universität Berlin joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2018-11-28

We are extremely pleased to announce that the Technische Universität Berlin has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. With approximately 33,500 students, approx. 100 study programs and 40 institutes, the Technische Universität Berlin is one of the largest, internationally renowned and traditional technical universities in Germany. Outstanding achievements in [...]

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Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg joins OLH LPS model

Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2018-11-23

We are extremely pleased to announce that Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. The Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (OVGU) was founded in 1993 and is one of the youngest universities in Germany. The roots of the university named after Otto von Guericke lie in the three higher education institutions previously [...]

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Open Insights: Open Video and the Audiovisual Body

Open Insights: Open Video and the Audiovisual Body

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2018-10-26

An Open Insights essay by Ben SpatzFig 1. Screenshot of  Spatz, B. (2018). Editorial. Journal of Embodied Research, 1(1), 5 (7:55) Ben Spatz is editor of the new videographic Journal of Embodied Research from Open Library of Humanities and the Advanced Methods series from Punctum Books, both open access initiatives that intervene in academic epistemologies at the level of method. They [...]

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Universität Tübingen joins OLH LPS model

Universität Tübingen joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2018-10-25

We are extremely pleased to announce that Universität Tübingen has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system.  Universität Tübingen was founded in 1477 and is one of Germany's oldest universities, noted in medicine, natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. Being a German Excellence University, Tübingen is regularly ranked as one of the best [...]

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Open Insights: An Interview with James Smith

Open Insights: An Interview with James Smith

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2018-10-15

Open Access and Open Data: Perspectives from an Early Career Researcher and OA AdvocateAn Open Insights interview with James SmithDr James L. Smith is an author, editor and former marketing officer for the Open Library of Humanities. He recently started a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the department of geography at Trinity College Dublin within the spatial and environmental humanities. His first [...]

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University Library Siegen joins OLH LPS model

University Library Siegen joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2018-10-02

We are extremely pleased to announce that the University Library Siegen has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. The University of Siegen is a German public research institution that is part of the society of Germany's leading research universities (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft). Established in 1972, the University of Siegen is a young, modern institute of [...]

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McGill University joins OLH LPS model

McGill University joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2018-09-21

We are extremely pleased to announce that McGill University has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. McGill University is one of Canada's best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading universities in the world. With students coming to McGill from some 150 countries, their student body is the most internationally diverse of any [...]

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Open Insights: OA, Career Progression and the Threat of the ‘Generational Fallacy’

Open Insights: OA, Career Progression and the Threat of the ‘Generational Fallacy’

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2018-09-17

An Open Insights essay by Jennifer Edmond Jennifer Edmond is a recovering alt-ac professional recently named to the position of Associate Professor of Digital Humanities at Trinity College Dublin. She is also the President of the Board of Directors of the DARIAH-ERIC, a pan-European research infrastructure for arts and humanities and a member of the European Commission’s Open Science Policy [...]

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Open Insights: An Interview with Camilla Rostvik and Aileen Fyfe

Open Insights: An Interview with Camilla Rostvik and Aileen Fyfe

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2018-08-31

Exploring Women’s Involvement in Scientific Publication and Editorial Decision-Making at the Royal SocietyAn Open Insights interview with Camilla Rostvik and Aileen FyfeCamilla Rostvik and Aileen Fyfe are the authors of the essay “Ladies, Gentlemen, and Scientific Publication at the Royal Society, 1945–1990” published by the Open Library of Humanities in June. Today we explore more about the [...]

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Open Insights: What’s to Be Done? Thoughts on Moving the Open Access Conversation Forward

Open Insights: What’s to Be Done? Thoughts on Moving the Open Access Conversation Forward

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2018-08-03

An Open Insights essay by Michael Roy Stephen Buranyi’s piece from last summer “Is the staggeringly profitable business of scientific publishing bad for science?” (short answer: yes) and Jon Tennant’s “Scholarly publishing is broken. Here’s how to fix it” are timely reminders that the open access movement matters to us as a society, that it is a movement that involves fighting against [...]

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Leeds Beckett University joins OLH LPS model

Leeds Beckett University joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2018-07-09

We are extremely pleased to announce that Leeds Beckett University has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Leeds Beckett University has around 2,900 staff and more than 28,000 students from almost 100 countries around the world; it contributes an estimated £500 million to the economy every year. With a 190-year history of education, which began with the [...]

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Join the OLH Team - we're recruiting a Software Engineer!

Join the OLH Team - we're recruiting a Software Engineer!

Posted by Andy Byers on 2018-07-05

Working with the Birkbeck Centre for Technology and Publishing the Open Library of Humanities is looking for a new Software Engineer to work on publishing technology software such as our platform, Janeway.The ideal candidate will be a highly productive and motivated individual, proficient in a range of appropriate technologies and with a demonstrable track record at completing projects. [...]

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Open Insights: An Interview with Caroline Magennis

Open Insights: An Interview with Caroline Magennis

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2018-06-29

#Agreement20: Capturing the 20th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement in Open AccessAn  Open  Insights  interview  with Caroline MagennisDr Caroline Magennis is a Lecturer in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature at the University of Salford and the Chair of   the British Association for  Irish Studies. She co- organised together with [...]

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Liverpool University Press journal, Francosphères, to flip to full open-access with funding from the Open Library of Humanities

Liverpool University Press journal, Francosphères, to flip to full open-access with funding from the Open Library of Humanities

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2018-06-19

We are extremely pleased to announce that our international library partners have voted to accept Francosphères' application to join the Open Library of Humanities. This is part of our partnership with Liverpool University Press, and is the second journal – following Quaker Studies last year– that has moved from a subscription model to our full open-access model. Francosphères is a highly [...]

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