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C21 Special Issue “Melancholy Islands”

We've just published Vol. 5, No. 1 of C21 Literature: Journal of 21st-Century Writings, a special issue on the subject of "Melancholy Islands" edited by Dr Caroline Magennis (University of Salford) and Dr Alex Beaumont (York St John University). As the Editors' Introduction explains, this special issue interrogates whether ‘melancholia’ continues to be a useful critical concept with […]

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Launch Party for the Journal of Embodied Research, Weds 8 Feb 2017

Birkbeck, University of London, the Open Library of Humanities, and the University of Huddersfield will be co-hosting a launch party in Bloomsbury, London for the Journal of Embodied Research. Join us in celebrating the launch of this important new video essay journal on the Open Library of Humanities' publishing platform – the party will take place on Wednesday 8th […]

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CFP: What’s Left? Marxism, Literature and Culture in the 21st Century / Deadline: 20 March, 2017

The crisis and collapse of Marxism as the dominant paradigm of left intellectual thought undoubtedly remains one of the most seismic shifts in the ideological history of the late twentieth century. With the collapse of actually existing socialism in the Soviet Union, the pressure of postmodern concepts, and the rise of new social protest movements […]

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CFP: Utopia After the Human / Deadline: 23 January, 2017

We’re delighted to announce the call for contributions for our fifth symposium, Utopia After the Human, to be held at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, from the 11-12th April 2017. It is free to attend and bursaries are available. Read on for more details…. (this call is available as a.pdf) Call for Contributions What subjectivities […]

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New OLH Poster: The Muybridge Poster

The third poster in our series is now available! Following the success of our first two posters – the Victorian Poster and the Constructivist Poster – the new Muybridge Poster showcases the OLH's commitment to supporting the publication of audio visual content including video essays, film clips, and music clips and other audio files. We are […]

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Video Journal of Embodied Research to Launch on OLH Platform

We are extremely pleased to announce that the new Journal of Embodied Research is to launch on the Open Library of Humanities platform. This will be the first peer reviewed video essay journal to be published for a broad scholarly readership. The editorial advisory board is led by a leading early career researcher Dr Ben […]

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OLH now supported by over 200 institutions thanks to the libraries of the seven Irish universities

We are extremely pleased to announce that the Libraries of the seven Irish universities have joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. The seven Irish universities consist of Dublin City University, Maynooth University, National University Ireland, Galway, Trinity College, Dublin, University College Cork, University College Dublin, and University of Limerick. With the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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