IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 419: REForming Scholarship: Publishing, Networks, and Individuals in the Digital Age? - A Round Table Discussion

Monday 6 July 2015, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Centre for Gender & Women's Studies, Trinity College Dublin / Royal Studies Network / History of Women in Medieval Ireland, Wales & Scotland / Network for Gender & Legal History
Organiser:Linsey F. Hunter, Centre for History, University of the Highlands & Islands, Dornoch
Moderator/Chair:Linsey F. Hunter, Centre for History, University of the Highlands & Islands, Dornoch
Abstract

This sessions invites scholars who are developing strong thematic networks to talk about the process of hosting and producing free, open-access and peer-reviewed online journals. We will discuss the proactive role of academics in supporting new publication outlets, whether as contributors, editors or readers. We will explore the necessity of this venture in the age of the REF and consider reforming networks as a means of crowdsourcing skills and transforming them into valuable publications for the academic and wider community.

Participants include Gillian Kenny (Trinity College Dublin), Sara Mederos (University of Lincoln), and Elena Woodacre (University of Winchester).