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. In the spirit of our mission to take a stand for the humanities, this series illustrates humanities research keeping pace with technological innovation, globalization, and democratization. We value 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.

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.

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.

Keywords

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.

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Titles Published

Available as hardback and PDF ebook and, in most cases, as Open Access.

Titles in Production or Contracted

David C. Sutton (Reading), The Future of Literary Archives: Diasporic and Dispersed Collections at Risk

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

Peter James Hatlie (Dallas), People and Places of the Roman Past: The Educated Traveller’s Guide

Alberto Campagnolo (King’s College London), Book Conservation and Digital Humanities: The Challenge of Dialogue and Collaboration

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

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

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

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

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

Helen Whitty and Jennifer Blunden (both Univ. Technology, Sydney), Expanding Literacies Within a Museum Ecology