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CFP: Waste: A Symposium, Papers on Disposability, Decay, and Depletion / Abstract Deadline: 1 May 2017

CFP: Waste: A Symposium, Papers on Disposability, Decay, and Depletion Birkbeck, University of London, 21 September 2017 A one-day event to be held at Birkbeck College, University of London, on 21 September 2017.   Confirmed keynote speakers: Professor Esther Leslie (Birkbeck, University of London) Dr Leo Mellor (University of Cambridge) Dr Rachele Dini (UCL / […]

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Harvard Guest Lecture

On Thursday 27th June, OLH Directors Dr Martin Eve and Dr Caroline Edwards were invited to deliver a guest lecture at Harvard University. The lecture was co-sponsored by Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society and the Mahindra Humanities Center and was co-organised by David Armitage, Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History, and Marguerite Avery, Senior Acquisitions Editor […]

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Open Access Monographs

On 1st and 2nd July, OLH Directors Dr Martin Eve and Dr Caroline Edwards were invited to give a talk as part of a panel on "Promising Business Models" at the Open Access Monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences conference. Martin and Caroline spoke on a panel with Frances Pinter, Founder & Executive Director of Knowledge Unlatched, […]

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Roadmap for Technical Pilot

We're pleased to announce that the roadmap for the technical pilot platform for the OLH megajournal is nearing completion. In order to implement an efficient XML-first publication environment, the platform will consist of (among many other aspects): A document management and submission system derived from Open Journal Systems A typesetting mechanism that transforms from ODT/DOCX […]

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Editorial Recruitment

The OLH is now recruiting editors for each of our disciplinary fields. If you have academic editorial expertise and would like to get involved in open access publishing, please get in touch. We're looking for skilled academics in the following areas: History Theology & Religious Studies Literature & Languages Modern & Ancient Languages Philosophy Cultural Studies […]

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Forms of Innovation

OLH Project Directors Dr Martin Eve and Dr Caroline Edwards were recently invited to speak at the AHRC-funded Forms of Innovation event series for the workshop "Humanities, Copyright and New Technology." The workshop was held in the Department of English Studies at the University of Durham on Saturday 27th April 2013, and addressed the way in […]

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BIS Select Committee on Open Access

On 16th April, OLH Project Director Dr Martin Eve was invited to give evidence at the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee, which is appointed by the UK House of Commons to examine the administration, expenditure and policy of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and its associated public bodies, including Ofcom and the Office of […]

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Megajournals and Scholarship in the South

Francisco Osorio, a social anthropologist at the University of Chile and editor of the Latin American social science journal Cinta de Moebio (Moebius Strip), has published an article discussing what the Open Library of Humanities might mean for journal editors working in the Global South. Osorio poses a series of questions of direct relevance to academic […]

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OA Publishing in Religion and Theology

Gary F. Daught who runs the Omega Alpha website on open access publishing in religion and theology has published an extensive interview with two of the OLH's committee members – Peter Webster (British Library) from the Academic Steering and Advocacy Committee and Justin Meggitt (Cambridge) from the Advocacy Forum. As Daught writes, academics within theology […]

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Martin Eve on Open Access in The Guardian

OLH Project Director Dr Martin Paul Eve published a comment piece on the Guardian Higher Education Network on 25th March 2013, which argues that academics in the humanities need to adopt "an activist approach" to the changing technological parameters of scholarly publishing. He writes: these projects represent utopian spaces in which academics can re-seize some […]

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