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    Doing it to Ourselves: Pandemic-Proofing Humanities Scholarship

    Eve, Martin Paul (2020) Doing it to Ourselves: Pandemic-Proofing Humanities Scholarship. In: CHASE Virtual Encounters, 3-4 December, 2020, Birkbeck, University of London, UK. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    The coronavirus pandemic wrecked humanities research. Dependent on physical form books that are sold at individually prohibitive prices – with most e-versions for sale at rates even exceeding the hard copies – the shutdown of libraries worldwide was also the shutdown, for many, of the ability to learn about our cultures, histories, and artforms. Things do not have to be this way. In this talk, I will outline the behind-the-curtain economic and political-economic scenes of academic book and journal publishing, detailing the shift, in recent years, to online, open-access digital forms – and the challenges inherent in so doing.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    School: School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
    Depositing User: Martin Eve
    Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2020 12:57
    Last Modified: 18 Dec 2020 11:53
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/41970

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