Out of the Box: Innovative Editorial Formats in Social and Human Sciences

Out of the Box: Innovative Editorial Formats in Social and Human Sciences

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS. We invite you to take part in a workshop to explore the relations between the development of ideas and publishing formats in the future together with a group of publishers.

Time

05.10.2017 kl. 14.00 - 18.00

Description

Out of the Box: Innovative Editorial Formats in Social and Human Sciences

Call for Participants

Organizers: Luca Tateo and Pina Marsico

Objective

The workshop aims to explore the relations between the development of ideas and publishing formats in the future. International publishers, experienced and early-stage researchers will together develop innovations in supporting new and non-reproductive ideas through new formats.

The contemporary arena of academic publishing in social and human sciences is characterised by the flourishing of publication media and the quantification of knowledge-representation (IF, H-index, etc.) that demand ‘groundbreaking’ contributions to the ‘literature’, an ill-defined semantic field, bounded by reduced heterogeneity in the development of new ideas and a within rigidity of field by ‘border controllers’ (rejection rate, etc.). The workshop is precisely focused on what is not-yet-literature, but will potentially become the ideas of the future.

The workshop will be a collaborative space to:

Bring, share and develop ‘out-of-the-box’ and even visionary ideas and concepts of formats
Innovate existing formats to support the development of innovation
Establish international and interdisciplinary collaborative projects

 

Activities

The workshop will take place at the Niels Bohr Centre for Cultural Psychology, Kroghstræde 3, Room 4.117, Aalborg University, 5 October 2017 from 14.00 to 18.00. The activities will include short introductions by the publishers envisioning the future of the academic landscape, a round table between publishers and researchers to develop joint new editorial projects. The participating publishers will be: Springer, Routledge and Info Age. After the workshop, the discussion will continue during a social dinner.

 

Registration

The workshop is open to a limited number of scholars (around 25-30). It is possible to apply by sending a short bio and a description of the ideas to develop (300 words) to the organisers (luca@hum.aau.dk) by August 30, 2017. Participants will be exclusively selected against the following criteria:

Innovative nature of the ideas
Interdisciplinary, collaborative and international nature of the ideas.

Price

Free

Host

Luca Tateo and Pina Marsico

Address

Kroghstræde 3, 4.117

Registration Deadline

30.08.2017 kl. 18.00

Register at

luca@hum.aau.dk

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