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CFP: Healing Gods, Heroes and Rituals in the Graeco-Roman World / Deadline: 25 May, 2015

CFP: Healing Gods, Heroes and Rituals in the Graeco-Roman World / Deadline: 25 May, 2015

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-02-13

  The connection between belief and healing has featured in almost every human civilization. From its central presence in the narratives of the Abrahamic religions, through to studies of the placebo effect, societies have long been fascinated by the capacity of faith to heal, whether this is treated as a natural phenomenon or a gift from a supernatural or theological realm. This [...]

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Washington University in St Louis joins OLH library consortium

Washington University in St Louis joins OLH library consortium

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-02-12

We're extremely pleased to announce that Washington University in St. Louis has joined the Library Partnership Subsidy system that underwrites the Open Library of Humanities. Founded in 1853, Washington University’s mission is to discover and disseminate knowledge, and protect the freedom of inquiry through research, teaching, and learning. The Open Library of Humanities is a unique [...]

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CFP: Teaching and Learning in Antiquity / Deadline: May 1st 2015 / OLH

CFP: Teaching and Learning in Antiquity / Deadline: May 1st 2015 / OLH

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-02-10

  As the chorus of Aeschylus' Agamemnon reminds us through the maxim pathei mathos (“through suffering comes learning”), ancient notions of teaching and learning extend well beyond the walls of the classroom. Despite Aeschylus' concise formulation, the complex processes underlying learning have eluded scholars across disciplines for millennia. This collection explores texts [...]

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Corban University joins OLH library consortium

Corban University joins OLH library consortium

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-02-09

  We're extremely pleased to announce that Corban University has joined the Library Partnership Subsidy system that supports the Open Library of Humanities. Corban is located in Salem, Oregon and fuses a strong Christian ethos with academic rigour across all disciplines: from education to business and from counseling to political science. The Open Library of Humanities is an [...]

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OLH library consortium welcomes Tufts

OLH library consortium welcomes Tufts

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-02-06

We're extremely pleased to announce that Tufts University has joined the Library Partnership Subsidy system that financially supports the Open Library of Humanities. Tufts is a leader in American higher education, distinctive for its success as a moderately sized university that excels at research and is committed to providing students with a personal experience. Tufts is a blend of both a [...]

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CFP: Religious Subcultures in Unexpected Places / Deadline: May 1st 2015 / OLH

CFP: Religious Subcultures in Unexpected Places / Deadline: May 1st 2015 / OLH

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-02-05

  The first in a series of calls for papers for OLH special collections. In April 2013, the Society for the Anthropology of Religion held its biennial meeting in Pasadena, California, USA.  The theme was “Religious Syncretism and Synergies.”  This gathering of scholars featured a broad spectrum of research on religious cultures and how they have situated [...]

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College and Research Library News interview with OLH director and John Willinsky

College and Research Library News interview with OLH director and John Willinsky

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-02-03

Open access in humanities and social sciences Visions for the future of publishing For this month’s column, the editors are gearing up for the Library Publishing Forum, which will be held March 29–30, 2015, at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. We have interviewed the forum’s keynote speakers, Martin Paul Eve and John Willinsky, who will share their vision of open access in the [...]

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Milligan College supports OLH funding model

Milligan College supports OLH funding model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-02-02

The Open Library of Humanities (OLH) is pleased to announce that Milligan College has joined the international consortium that is financially supporting the OLH, a new academic-led, open-access publisher. Founded in 1866, Milligan is a Christian liberal arts college located in Northeast Tennessee with a mission to educate men and women as servant leaders in a variety of careers (visit at [...]

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Gettysburg College supports OLH model

Gettysburg College supports OLH model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-01-29

We're extremely pleased to announce that Gettysburg College has joined the international consortium of libraries that financially supports the Open Library of Humanities. Gettysburg College has a strong academic reputation and since its founding in 1832, the College has upheld a rigorous commitment to the liberal arts in all their breadth and depth. The Open Library of Humanities has a [...]

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Virginia Tech supports OLH model

Virginia Tech supports OLH model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-01-28

We're extremely pleased to announce that Virginia Tech has signed up to financially support the Open Library of Humanities. Virginia Tech is known for taking a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 215 [...]

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University of Rhode Island supports OLH model

University of Rhode Island supports OLH model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-01-28

We're extremely pleased to announce that the University of Rhode Island has signed up to financially support the Open Library of Humanities. Professor Andrée J. Rathemacher, Head, Acquisitions in the University Libraries at the University of Rhode Island, has previously worked with other open-access publishing initiatives and we are delighted to have URI's participation. Unlike other [...]

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LYRASIS Becomes Exclusive North American Membership Partner

LYRASIS Becomes Exclusive North American Membership Partner

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2015-01-27

From the official LYRASIS press release: ATLANTA, January 26, 2015 – LYRASIS is pleased to announce that it has entered into a partnership to become the exclusive membership and administrative agent for the Open Library of Humanities in North America. With a strong history of productive partnerships in the open access field, including Knowledge Unlatched, Reveal Digital, and SCOAP3, [...]

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OLH opens for submissions

OLH opens for submissions

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2014-12-02

We are very pleased to announce that the OLH is now open for submissions to its new megajournal, which covers the humanities disciplines. The submission platform, developed by Ubiquity Press, is based upon PKP's excellent Open Journal Systems, but has been extensively modified to accommodate the editorial flow that is needed in a highly-distributed, large-scale system. We intend to release [...]

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New Book on Open Access and the Humanities

New Book on Open Access and the Humanities

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2014-12-02

It is with great pleasure that we can announce the publication of Dr Martin Paul Eve's authoritative new study Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future. Martin is a Co-Director of the OLH and this book is designed to give a background to open access and allow readers to quickly come up to speed on the intellectual, social and economic contexts that have brought [...]

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Wellcome Trust signs up to OLH Library Partnership Subsidy

Wellcome Trust signs up to OLH Library Partnership Subsidy

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2014-12-02

We are delighted to announce that the Wellcome Trust has signed up to the OLH's Library Partnership Subsidy scheme. The Trust has been a pioneer in supporting a transition to open access for work it funds and has among the most rigorous mandates in the world. It is also one of the few funders to currently insist that its researchers' books are made OA, thus ensuring the broadest [...]

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