Academy of Fine Arts...

The Austrian Science Fund (Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung, or FWF) and the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna recently invited me to Vienna to speak about open access and open science, in my capacity as Founder and Co-Director of the Open Library of...

MLA Panel Report

As part of my duties as Founder and Editorial Director of the Open Library of Humanities, I recently organised a panel at the 131st Annual Convention of the Modern Languages Association (MLA), held at Austin, Texas in January 2016. The panel was titled "The New Open Access...

Utopianism Series

I'm delighted to have been invited onto the editorial board for the book series "Palgrave Studies in Utopianism." Utopianism is an interdisciplinary concept which explores both imagined ideal societies and practical attempts to create them, as interpreted through...

Powering the Future

Having organised a panel on petrocultures as part of Birkbeck's Arts Week last year, "Environmental Futures: Oil, Ecology, Petrocultures," I'm delighted to be working with Dr Graeme Macdonald (University of Warwick) in co-editing a special issue of the Open Library of...

EU Workshop

In my capacity as Co-Director of the Open Library of Humanities (OLH), I was recently invited to give a talk at a workshop organised by the European Commission, Alternative Open Access Publishing Models. My talk offered an overview of the innovative business model that we are...

OLH Launch

On Monday 28th September 2015 the Open Library of Humanities (OLH) is being launched. The project was started with my colleague, Dr Martin Eve, in January 2013 as a response to the serials crisis in academic publishing and a direct commitment to finding a way of publishing open...

OLH Funding

The Open Library of Humanities (OLH), which I co-direct with my Birkbeck colleague Dr Martin Paul Eve, has been awarded a major grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to launch its open access platform in September 2015. The 3-year award for $741,000 has been made to Birkbeck, University...

Malmö Keynote

I've been invited by the National Library of Sweden to give the keynote for the "Meeting Place: Open Access Conference" in Malmö, April 2015. The title of my talk will be "Opening Up Open Access Beyond the Sciences: Learning from the Open Library of...

KCL Talk

I've been invited to give a keynote talk at King's College London on Thursday 4th September 2014, as part of a training event for AHRC-funded PhD students at the London School of Economics, Queen Mary University of London, and King's College London. The event is...

Alluvium Panel

It's almost 2 years since I founded the open access journal Alluvium, which publishes short, topical articles written by leading academics on 21-century writing and 21st-century literary criticism. Launched in June 2012 with my colleague Dr Martin Eve, the journal has gone from strength...

Mellon Funding

I'm delighted to be able to announce that the Open Library of Humanities (OLH) is being funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, who have provided a substantial start-up grant to the University of Lincoln to build the technological platform, business model and prepare for launching both...

Open Access Week

In my capacity as Co-Director for the Open Library of Humanities publishing project I was asked to give several talks around Open Access Week 2013. These included the following: "Non-traditional research outputs" (invited lecture as part of a workshop on intellectual property),...

Monograph Publishing

I was recently invited to give a talk as part of a panel on "Promising Business Models" at the Open Access Monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences conference, with my colleague and Co-Director of the Open Library of Humanities (OLH) Dr Martin Paul Eve. The OLH is...

Harvard Lecture

On Thursday 27th June 2013, I was invited to deliver a guest lecture at Harvard University with my colleague Dr Martin Paul Eve (with whom I direct the Open Library of Humanities). The lecture was co-sponsored by Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society and the Mahindra...

Times Higher

The debate over "gold" open access in the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) was explored in February in the Times Higher Education cover story. The article featured interview material with Dr Martin Paul Eve and myself, as Academic Project Directors of the Open Library of...

The Chronicle

In January 2013, the Open Library of Humanities (OLH) project that I co-direct with Dr Martin Eve was in its early stages of launching as an international network of academics, publishers and open source software developers. We were fortunate to receive a large amount of media coverage in the...

Open Access

I'm delighted to be able to announce the launch of an open access project called the Open Library of Humanities (OLH). My colleague at Lincoln Dr Martin Paul Eve and I are the Academic Project Directors of this initiative, which will establish a journal and...

Alluvium

In June 2012 I launched an online journal of literary criticism called Alluvium. Martin Paul Eve is co-editing the journal with me, which publishes monthly articles on new directions in twenty-first century literature as well as twenty-first century critical approaches to the canon....