2008 will see the launch of Open Humanities Press, an open access effort to publish rigorously peer-reviewed contemporary critical and cultural theory. Among the editorial board are UCLA’s own N. Katherine Hayles and Douglas Kellner.
To hear more about OHP, save the date for this event:
Professors Sigi Jottkandt and Gary Hall on The Open Humanities Press
Thursday, April 3, 2008, 3:00-4:30, 135 Humanities Instructional Building
The Open Humanities Press (OHP) will be launched this year. It is a bold and exciting new initiative, committed to open access and the free exchange of scholarly knowledge, an on-line publisher of contemporary critical and cultural theory that was formed in response to the growing inequality of readers’ access to critical materials necessary for research in the humanities. It is a consortium of peer-reviewed open access journals in continental philosophy, cultural studies, new media, film and literary criticism. The editorial board, including Alain Badiou, Wlad Godzich, Stephen Greenblatt, Donna Haraway, Katherine Hayles, Hillis Miller, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, and Gayatri Spivak, among others, has recently completed its review of the first journals to be included in the OHP.
Sigi Jottkandt will speak on “The Open Humanities Press: Free/Libre Scholarship,” and Gary Hall will present “Liquid Theory.”
Sigi Jottkandt is a Researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academy, The Netherlands; Co-founder of the Open Humanities Press, and Co-Editor of www.lineofbeauty.org
Gary Hall is Professor of Media and Performing Arts, School of Art and Design, Coventry University; Co-editor of Culture Machine; Director of the Cultural Studies Open Access Archive; Co-founder of the Open Humanities Press.