Bringing together a wide range of participants from across humanities communities (publishers, scholars, librarians and more) to discuss model practices for publishing on public and publicly engaged humanities work in higher education. Co-convened by the National Humanities Alliance and Routledge, Taylor & Francis.
Public Humanities and Publication
This paper explores the challenges associated with the publication of public and publicly engaged humanities scholarship. It is the product of a working group convened in February 2020 by Routledge, Taylor & Francis and the National Humanities Alliance to identify and discuss model practices for publishing on public and publicly engaged humanities work in higher education. Its central thesis is this: the spread of publicly engaged work via academic publication holds the potential to benefit all, across communities and humanities disciplines. Each segment of the paper explores a specific challenge associated with public humanities and publication: Publishing Lifecycle, Value, Inclusivity and Process. Following a similar structure in each segment, authors, including scholars and publishers, outline the context of the challenge and the model practices that have been implemented to make the publication of public and publicly engaged humanities work stronger and more inclusive. The paper concludes with a model publication pathway for feedback and critique, articulating where, when, and how publishing can fit in the practice of public and publicly engaged humanities.
Public Humanities & Publication Workplan Outline 2020
Outline plan for the working paper from the Publishing and Publicly Engaged Humanities Working Group (due 2021)