Category Archives: Publishing

Posts about scholarly and trade publishing, peer review, publishers, journals, books, ebooks, and so on.

De Gruyter – THATCamp 2015 AAR/SBL Sponsor

DeGruyter-Logo 9783110376517De Gruyter has been sponsoring THATCamp AAR since its very first year. We are proud to be working with scholars of DH and religion on several new projects, including our forthcoming series, “Introductions to Digital Humanities: Religion,” and a new book, Digital Humanities and Islamic & Middle East Studies, edited by Elias Muhanna, to be published in February 2016. We are currently accepting proposals in a variety of areas related to the study of religion and digital humanities. Please contact Dr. Alissa Jones Nelson for more information: .

Talk/Make Session – Scholarship Beyond Print

In conversation with the very recent release of guidelines for the evaluation of digital scholarship by the American Historical Association, we will discuss the difficulties and possibilities of pursuing dissertations and scholarly projects that don’t fit easily into the print paradigm. I will share my own experiences with a dissertation in process as a launching point for highlighting the questions of production, evaluation, preservation, legitimation, and support for projects that are not governed by print processes. Together, we can build a few things:

  1. an aggregation of targeted resources to facilitate these conversations in local academic settings,
  2. a set of values for scholarship in religious studies that might be translated into media other than print, and
  3. a list of recommendations for how AAR and SBL can support and encourage these emerging experimental forms of scholarship in the guild.

A primer from my dissertation space –

What if a doctoral student were to submit a project like this for a dissertation? How would we engage it, let alone evaluate it?