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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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Johns Hopkins University joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-08-11
Johns Hopkins University joins OLH LPS model

We are extremely pleased to announce that Johns Hopkins University has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Founded over 140 years ago, for the past 36 years Johns Hopkins University has spent more money on research than any other U.S. academic institution. The Open Library of Humanities is an academic-led, gold open-access publisher with no author-facing [...]

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University of Birmingham joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-08-09
University of Birmingham joins OLH LPS model

We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of Birmingham has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. Characterised by a tradition of innovation, research at the University has broken new ground, pushed forward the boundaries of knowledge and made an impact on [...]

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University of Patras, Greece joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-07-27
University of Patras, Greece joins OLH LPS model

We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of Patras in Greece has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. The University of Patras was founded in the city of Patras in 1964 and it began functioning in the Academic year 1966-67. The University of Patras is significantly active in research and has a reputation for quality and innovative research. [...]

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The gold route to open science

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-07-25
The gold route to open science

OLH Founder and Co-Director, Dr Caroline Edwards, recently spoke about open access and open science in Vienna at the invitation of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. Speaking to Ingrid Ladner for scilog, the magazine published by the FWF, Caroline described how she started working in open access publishing and editing, why open science is crucial for [...]

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University of Konstanz joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-07-25
University of Konstanz joins OLH LPS model

We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of Konstanz has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. From the very beginning of the Excellence Initiative in 2006, the University of Konstanz has been successful in all three funding lines of the Excellence Initiative. The goal of the Excellence Initiative is to promote top-level research and to [...]

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University of East Anglia joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-07-22
University of East Anglia joins OLH LPS model

We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of East Anglia has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. A richly diverse research base underpins all activity at the University of East Anglia. Indeed, UEA is 10th in the UK for the quality of its research and 21st overall amongst mainstream British institutions according to REF 2014. The Open Library [...]

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Transforming Scholarship in the Digital Environment

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-07-21
Transforming Scholarship in the Digital Environment

OLH Director Dr Caroline Edwards recently addressed an audience at Senate House, University of London, giving a talk as part of the School of Advanced Study's "Social Scholar" seminar series – a series of talks designed to explore the 'social' aspect of research, including social media, public engagement, and digital humanities. Caroline's talk was titled "Transforming Scholarship in the [...]

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Fair Open Access

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-07-02
Fair Open Access

The OLH has been working with the Fair Open Access Nework whose first disciplinary group, the Dutch linguistics network LingOA, flipped its journals to open access in Autumn 2015. As a crucial partner in extending "fair open access" across scholarly disciplines, the OLH has been closely liaising with LingOA and its partners to establish a network of editors and their scholarly journals in [...]

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Pynchon Notes journal back-archive now available

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-05-27
Pynchon Notes journal back-archive now available

We are pleased to announce, in association with our journal, Orbit, that the back-archive of Pynchon Notes is now available openly and with the blessing of the former editors through the OLH platform. From the Orbit editorial: Well before the launch of Orbit, there was Pynchon Notes. This journal, which ran for thirty years from 1979 to 2009, was a remarkable resource for scholars around the [...]

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University of Amsterdam joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-05-24
University of Amsterdam joins OLH LPS model

We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of Amsterdam Library has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has a rich history dating back to 1632, when its forerunner, the Golden Age school Athenaeum Illustre, was established. Today, with some 30,000 students, 5,000 staff, more than 100 nationalities and a budget [...]

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The Open University joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-05-19
The Open University joins OLH LPS model

We are extremely pleased to announce that the Open University has joined the Open Library of Humanities membership scheme. The Open University promotes educational opportunity and social justice by providing high-quality university education to all who wish to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential. Through academic research, pedagogic innovation and collaborative partnership the [...]

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