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CFP: New Approaches to Medieval Water Studies / Deadline: 31 May, 2017

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-09-30
CFP: New Approaches to Medieval Water Studies / Deadline: 31 May, 2017

Recent scholarship in water studies has generated several germane streams of new methodological approaches, each relevant to medieval history. This OLH Special Collection will showcase the state of the field for medieval water studies, tease out its salient themes, and demonstrate possible futures for the field. In the last decade, new attention has been paid to the role of water as [...]

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Multi-lingual publishing at OLH – launch of the French site

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-09-27
Multi-lingual publishing at OLH – launch of the French site

We are delighted to announce the launch of the first of our planned multi-lingual sites of the Open Library of Humanities multidisciplinary journal. Visitors to the journal's homepage, https://olh.openlibhums.org/, will now be able to select English or French, including all of the journal's information as well as the submission system. This is a huge moment for the OLH – we've been [...]

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CFP: Protest and Resistance in Ukrainian Literature / Deadline: 31 May, 2017

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-09-26
CFP: Protest and Resistance in Ukrainian Literature / Deadline: 31 May, 2017

The social and political history of Ukraine in the last decades has been heavily influenced, and at times dominated, by acts of protest and resistance. As publicly enacted or cultural evocations of struggle, these acts, such as the Orange revolution and Euromaidan protests taking place in 2004-2005 and 2013-2014 respectively, have spurred pro-Western democratic change. These expressions [...]

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Birkbeck Centre for Technology and Publishing unveils open-source translation tool based on Hypothesis

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-09-21
Birkbeck Centre for Technology and Publishing unveils open-source translation tool based on Hypothesis

The Open Library of Humanities is pleased to reveal the first of its software initiatives, funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Birkbeck, University of London: Annotran. Developed by Dr Marija Katic and Professor Martin Paul Eve in the Centre for Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London, the tool is based on the Hypothesis annotation framework and allows [...]

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Architectural Histories Abandons APCs Through OLH Partnership

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-09-20
Architectural Histories Abandons APCs Through OLH Partnership

We are extremely pleased to announce that the journal Architectural Histories, published by Ubiquity Press, is to remove its Article Processing Charges (APCs) through a partnership with the Open Library of Humanities. Architectural Histories is the journal of the European Architectural History Network, which was established in 2005 to support research and education by providing a public [...]

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CFP: Postcolonial Perspectives in Game Studies / Abstract Deadline: 15 December, 2016

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-09-19
CFP: Postcolonial Perspectives in Game Studies / Abstract Deadline: 15 December, 2016

Since the first key publications in the nineties on videogames research in Humanities and Social Sciences contexts, the field of Game Studies has become an established platform for discussion and debate on how games contribute to our cultural, social and aesthetic experiences. Game Studies has, consequently, taken up debates on diversity and inclusion, time and again. Following the [...]

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The University of Texas at Austin joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-09-16
The University of Texas at Austin joins OLH LPS model

We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of Texas at Austin has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. Ranked among the biggest and best research universities in the country, UT Austin is home to more than 51,000 students and 3,000 teaching faculty. The university is one of the top 20 public universities according to U.S. News & World [...]

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DS/CN and Digital Medievalist to Join OLH Platform

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-09-14
DS/CN and Digital Medievalist to Join OLH Platform

We are extremely pleased to announce that Digital Studies / Le champ numérique (DS/CN) and Digital Medievalist are to join the Open Library of Humanities platform. DS/CN is published by the Société canadienne des humanités numériques (CSDH/SCHN), a partner in the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations (ADHO) that has been running for 24 years, with the journal publishing peer-reviewed [...]

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The Open Library of Humanities: Year One

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-09-12
The Open Library of Humanities: Year One

September 2016 marks the first year anniversary of the launch of the Open Library of Humanities. To celebrate, we thought we'd share some statistics about the platform and its growth! Journals and Articles In the first year, the OLH has hosted 909 articles across the journals that we either directly publish or that we support. This figure includes back-content migration of a large [...]

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Society Journal, Marvell Studies, to Join OLH Platform

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-09-09
Society Journal, Marvell Studies, to Join OLH Platform

We are extremely pleased to announce that the journal Marvell Studies is to join the Open Library of Humanities platform. Marvell Studies is the official journal of the Andrew Marvell Society, which brings together scholars from around the world working in the Early Modern period. The society was founded in 2001 and has been publishing a Newsletter since 2009, which has responded to the [...]

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OLH and University of Wales Press partner to convert journal to full open access

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-09-07
OLH and University of Wales Press partner to convert journal to full open access

We are extremely pleased to announce that the Open Library of Humanities has entered into a partnership with the University of Wales Press to convert the International Journal of Welsh Writing in English into a full, gold open-access journal. Independent peer-review of this journal called it “an absolutely essential resource for any scholar, student or general reader with an interest in [...]

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C21 Literature CFP: The Literature of the Anthropocene / Deadline: 31 October, 2017

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-09-06
C21 Literature CFP: The Literature of the Anthropocene / Deadline: 31 October, 2017

One of our OLH journals, C21 Literature: Journal of 21st-Century Writings, has recently publicised a Call for Articles for a special issue on "The Literature of the Anthropocene." Below is the full information for the CFP, which was originally posted here.  The concept of the Anthropocene, deemed by Bruno Latour “the best alternative we have to usher us out of the notion of [...]

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CFP: Station Eleven and Twenty-First-Century Writing / Deadline: 30 April, 2017

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-08-26
CFP: Station Eleven and Twenty-First-Century Writing / Deadline: 30 April, 2017

Featured image by Nathan Burton. Reproduced with the artist's permission. Since its publication in 2014, Canadian author Emily St John Mandel’s Station Eleven has attracted enthusiastic critical responses. This post-apocalyptic novel won an Arthur C. Clarke Award for Science Fiction in 2015 and was shortlisted for many other awards, including the National Book Award, the [...]

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Six journals to join OLH later this year

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-08-25
Six journals to join OLH later this year

We are extremely pleased to announce that six journals are to join the Open Library of Humanities platform later this year. The voting process was highly competitive, with sixteen applications to join the platform in the Spring-Summer 2016 period. All applications were sent to leading external academic specialists in a rigorous process of double peer review, and a shortlist of six journals [...]

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OLH research makes headline news

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-08-12
OLH research makes headline news

For the second time this year, research published by the Open Library of Humanities has made headline news appearance, this time featuring on the home page of the Guardian. The article in question, “You have to keep track of your changes”: The Version Variants and Publishing History of David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas by Professor Martin Paul Eve of Birkbeck, University of London examined the [...]

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