[Humanist] 26.8 publication & cfp: Anglo-Irish Treaty; e-book history; #Alt-Academy

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu May 10 03:55:00 CEST 2012

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 8.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Nowviskie, Bethany (bpn2f)"                              (16)
                <bpn2f at eservices.virginia.edu>
        Subject: CFPs & new features at #Alt-Academy

  [2]   From:    Wim Van-Mierlo <Wim.Van-Mierlo at SAS.AC.UK>                 (10)
        Subject: FW: What Is the History of (Electronic) Books?

  [3]   From:    Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>                           (15)
        Subject: DIFP eBook on the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 Now Available

        Date: Wed, 9 May 2012 16:13:21 +0000
        From: "Nowviskie, Bethany (bpn2f)" <bpn2f at eservices.virginia.edu>
        Subject: CFPs & new features at #Alt-Academy

We are very happy to announce a new phase of publication at #Alt-Academy, an open-access online project at MediaCommons. #Alt-Academy was launched last summer with 24 essays by 33 authors, highlighting the role of "alternative" academic professionals in the humanities and related fields.


The four projects joining #Alt-Academy today promise to open the publication to an even richer and more diverse set of voices.

Please consider contributing to:

"Who We Are," a census of the community, led by Dr. Katina Rogers, who is also (with the Scholarly Communication Institute) conducting a survey of graduate preparation for alternative academic careers: http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/alt-ac/who-we-are

"Visible Margin," a forthcoming regular publication of the site, edited by Drs. Polina Kroik and S. Miller.  Visible Margin will feature creative and critical work by PhDs, graduate students, and alternative academics: http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/alt-ac/visible-margin

"Getting There 2," a second "Getting There" cluster for #Alt-Academy, offering practical pathways, signposts, and advice for people considering alternative academic careers. This cluster will be edited by Dr. Brian Croxall: http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/alt-ac/pieces/cfp-getting-there-2

and "Alt-Ac Goes Entrepreneur," a new cluster to be edited by Dr. Daveena Tauber, examining the role of entrepreneurialism in academic training, the knowledge economy, and the alternative academic community: http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/alt-ac/pieces/cfp-alt-ac-goes-entrepreneur

#Alt-Academy also welcomes proposals for further new clusters and features.  For more information, see "How It Works" on our MediaCommons site.

Bethany Nowviskie,
Coordinating Editor, #Alt-Academy

Bethany Nowviskie, MA Ed, Ph.D
Director, Digital Research & Scholarship, UVA Library
Associate Director, Scholarly Communication Institute
President, Association for Computers & the Humanities
scholarslab.org/<http://scholarslab.org/> ● uvasci.org/<http://uvasci.org/> ● ach.org/<http://ach.org/>

        Date: Wed, 9 May 2012 15:18:04 +0100
        From: Wim Van-Mierlo <Wim.Van-Mierlo at SAS.AC.UK>
        Subject: FW: What Is the History of (Electronic) Books?

CFP: What Is the History of (Electronic) Books?

Four decades after the launch of Michael Hart's Project Gutenberg and three decades after the publication of Robert Darnton's seminal essay, "What Is the History of Books?," are we able to start telling the history of electronic books? If so, what are the ways by which authorship, publishing, reading, and scholarship have been influenced, shaped, or changed by electronic books? Do electronic books transmit texts in new ways? What relationships do electronic books create or threaten amongst authors, publishers, and readers? What does it mean to collect and curate electronic books?

The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada (PBSC) is seeking essays for a special spring 2013 issue on the history and future of the electronic book. Papers are invited from scholars of any nationality on aspects of the production, dissemination, and uses of electronic books, as well as the relationship between printed books and their digital counterparts. Although several initiatives like Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE), as well as scholars like Raymond Siemens, David Gants, Julia Bonaccorsi, and Ian Lancashire, are working in this area, our investigations are still in their infancy. Primary research on new subject matter in this emerging field is welcome, as are syntheses of or critical engagements with existing studies. Topics may include electronic books in relation to the future of scholarly communication or the economics of publishing, the history of popular or academic electronic book collections like Early English Books Online (EEBO), ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB), or Google Books, the relationship between readers and devices like the Kindle, Nook, or Sony Reader, the materiality and form of electronic books, the digital transmission of texts, and the act of reading electronic books.

Submissions in either English or French of no more than 9000 words should be sent as .doc or docx attachments to the issue's guest editor, Geoffrey Little (geoffrey.little at concordia.ca), by 1 September 2012. The submission should include an abstract of no more than 200 words and a short biographical statement. Articles receiving a favourable peer review must be resubmitted by 15 January 2013 for publication in the spring. In matters of spelling and style, PBSC follows the Canadian Oxford Dictionary and the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition (2010) (footnotes). The guest editor welcomes queries at any time.

The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada is peer-reviewed. Articles are indexed in America: History and Life, the Canadian Periodical Index, and the MLA International Bibliography. Contents are also listed in the Recent Periodicals section of The Library. 


Geoffrey Little
Concordia University
Montreal, Quebec
geoffrey.little at concordia.ca

        Date: Wed, 9 May 2012 15:03:13 +0100
        From: Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: DIFP eBook on the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 Now Available forDownload

The Documents in Irish Foreign Policy, a project of the Royal Irish Academy is proud to announce that its first eBook on the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 is now available for free download.

research.dho.ie/1921treaty.epub http://research.dho.ie/1921treaty.epub
research.dho.ie/1921treaty.mobi http://research.dho.ie/1921treaty.mobi

One of the prescribed topics for the documents-based study in the Irish School Leaving Certificate 2014 and 2015 is ‘The Pursuit of Sovereignty and the Impact of Partition, 1919-1949.’ Included in the three case studies for this topic is ‘The Treaty negotiations, October – December 1921’ and as such, the chapter on the Treaty negotiations in Volume I of the Documents of Irish Foreign Policy (DIFP) series (www.difp.ie<http://www.difp.ie/>) will be immensely beneficial to history teachers. With this in mind, DIFP decided to embark on a new venture and put the material from this chapter into an eBook for teachers and students. The Anglo-Irish Treaty eBook makes accessing documents relating to the Treaty as straightforward as possible. This selection of documents contains crucial correspondence between the main political figures involved in the negotiations and shows the problems and stresses of negotiating an international agreement. The documents are structured chronologically and provide a gripping and accessible account of a key moment in modern Irish history.

DIFP would like to give special thanks Niall O’Leary of the Digital Humanities Observatory (DHO) project for facilitating the production of the eBook.

We would like to thank our colleagues at the National Archives of Ireland, in particular Elizabeth McEvoy, for their assistance and for providing digital images of the original copy of the Treaty.  The National Archives’ online exhibition on the Anglo-Irish Treaty, can be found at http://treaty.nationalarchives.ie/

--- Shawn Day
--- Digital Humanities Observatory (RIA),
--- Regus Pembroke House,
--- 28 - 30 Pembroke Street Upper
--- Dublin 2  IRELAND
--- about.me/shawnday
--- Tel:   +353 (0) 1 2342441
--- s.day at ria.ie<mailto:s.day at ria.ie>
--- http://dho.ie

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