Collection Development, Cultural Heritage, and Digital Humanities

This exciting series publishes both monographs and edited thematic collections in the broad areas of cultural heritage, digital humanities, collecting and collections, public history and allied areas of applied humanities. The aim is to illustrate the impact of humanities research and in particular reflect the exciting new networks developing between researchers and the cultural sector, including archives, libraries and museums, media and the arts, cultural memory and heritage institutions, festivals and tourism, and public history.

In the spirit of the press’s overall mission to take a stand for the humanities, this series illustrates humanities research keeping pace with technological innovation, globalization, and democratization. The series values a variety of established, new, and diverse voices and topics in humanities research and this series provides a platform for publishing the results of cutting-edge projects within these fields.

We accept proposals for monographs or edited volumes of 70,000 or more words or shorter “minigraphs” of 45,000 to 60,000 words.

Geographical and Chronological Scope

From antiquity to the present day, including studies of how premodern issues relate to the contemporary world, and how contemporary research from any discipline (e.g., in digital humanities) can have an impact on humanities research generally, and globally.


Collections and collection development, cultural heritage, public understanding of the past, public history, applied research in the humanities, digital humanities

Evaluation and Peer Review

The press has every proposal independently evaluated by expert reviews before any formal commitment is made by the press to the author. Further, all submitted manuscripts are subject to peer review by an expert chosen by the press.

Editorial Contact

Titles Published

Available as hardback, sometimes paperback also, and PDF ebook and sometimes Open Access.

Titles in Production or Contracted

Noëlle Phillips (Douglas College), Craft Beer Culture and Modern Medievalism: Brewing Dissent

Barbara Bordalejo (KU Leuven) and Roopika Risam (Salem State University), Intersectionality in Digital Humanities

Jade French (University of Leeds), Inclusive Curating in Contemporary Art: A Practical Guide

Helen Whitty (Honorary Associate University of Technology Sydney) and Jennifer Blunden (Honorary Associate, University of Technology Sydney), Expanding Literacies within a Museum Ecology: Understanding the Stranger Within

Alberto Campagnolo (Library of Congress), Book Conservation and Digital Humanities: The Challenge of Dialogue and Collaboration

Anna Lucy Woodham (King’s College London), Alison Elizabeth Hess (Science Museum, London) and Rhianedd Smith (Heritage and Creativity Institute), Emotion, Care, and Engagement in Museums: Interventions in Unloved Collections

Glenn Peers (University of Texas at Austin), Animism, Materiality, and Museums: Byzantine Things into the World

Susan Shifrin (ARTZ Philadelphia), The Museum as Experience

Kisha G. Tracy (Fitchburg State University), Cultural Heritage and the Significance of the Premodern

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