Norma Clarke explores how contemporary models of crowd-funding – allowing authors to by-pass conventional publishers to fund, print and disseminate their books – echo eighteenth-century practices of publishing by subscription, used by Alexander Pope, bluestockings, and ‘scandalous’ women alike
The Practice of History
A year on from their innovative ‘Women Historians’ exhibition at the Institute of Historical Research, Laura Carter and Alana Carter look at how we can recover and generate spaces of #womenhistorians
Thus begins a letter from a Jamaican formerly enslaved woman, Mary Williamson, written to her former owner in 1809…
Local history is a powerful tool that contributes to place making and construction of identity.
We should develop our own ranking of History journals to provide a separate, authoritative standard for judging journal quality in History and to include the full range of History journals, rather than depending on the vagaries of selection and classification by commercial rankers.
Lists of ‘quality’ rankings for history publications are a threat to academic freedom, to innovative research, and to new fields of scholarship.
Lesley Hulonce advocates a revolution in academic publishing, including radical alternatives like self publishing.