Publishing Humanities Initiative

The Franklin Humanities Institute’s Publishing Humanities Initiative (PHI) supports events and projects initiated by the FHI Humanities Labs, humanities faculty, and graduate students that provide new ways to engage in and learn about scholarly publishing, from its traditional expression in books and journals to new digital, visual, and nonlinear forms of publication. Our expansive view of publishing includes multimodal scholarship and the arts, exploring the interplay of the material and the digital in humanities research and publishing.  We are also interested in the changes in humanistic thought that come with changes in the form of publication.

Our goal is to connect humanities scholars and artists, librarians and archivists, editors and publishers, technologists and documentarians from the Duke campus, the Triangle area, and beyond to reflect on the changing nature of humanities scholarship and publishing, share knowledge and encourage collaboration.  The PHI is sponsored for the 2017–2018 academic year by the Office of the Provost, the FHI, the Dean of the Humanities, and the Duke Library.

We are currently planning the following events for Spring 2019 and next academic year. Click here for a list of past events.

  • DHI Week 2019: Publishing In/With Hybrid Forms

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Franklin Humanities Institute

12:00 | Multimedia and Web Content in Monographs and Journals: New Options for Humanities Authors. How can traditional academic publishing be intellectually or visually enhanced by digital accompaniments like digital visualizations, interactive websites, oral histories, primary sources, or other digital/multimedia components of research in the humanities and interpretive social sciences? The speakers will present a spectrum of concrete possibilities for prospective authors to consider, including examples of monographs and journal issues that integrate multimedia and digital humanities in surprising new ways.

Speakers: Kat Charron (NCSU), Allison Belan (Duke University Press), David Bell (Duke), and Liz Milewicz (Duke Libraries). Moderated by Sylvia Miller (FHI). Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 12:00–1:30 P.M., followed by lunch at 1:30. Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Franklin Humanities Institute, Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, C105. Co-sponsored by the Digital Humanities Initiative and the Publishing Humanities Initiative.

2:00 | Futuristic Publishing Forms for Digital and Hybrid Scholarship. Scholars, publishers, and developers who have created cutting-edge innovations in digital-first publishing share their exciting projects and discuss the successes and challenges of publishing in ways that are untethered to the traditional publishing infrastructures. Featured projects involve electronic literature, augmented/virtual reality, documentary sound files in a virtual radio, and a digitally "hand-stitched" zine.

Speakers: Helen Burgess (NCSU), David Zielinski (Duke), Aaron Kutnick (Duke), and John Herr (Duke Trinity Technology Services). Moderated by Amanda Starling Gould (FHI). Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 2:00-3:30 P.M. Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Franklin Humanities Institute, Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, C105. Co-sponsored by the Digital Humanities Initiative and the Publishing Humanities Initiative.

  • Peer Review and Scholarly Value in the Humanities and Interpretive Social Sciences: Behind the Curtain: How do publishers traditionally manage peer review of scholarly books and articles in the humanities and social sciences?  How well does this process serve the academy, and what changes (such as open review and online commenting) have been proposed and tested? Editors and faculty critique and reflect on traditions and innovations in peer review.
     
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