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In this age of technology and breaking molds, the options below offer alternatives to the traditional printed long-form monograph or journal article. They provide new approaches to how we communicate scholarship in the humanities and allow humanities scholarship to reach a larger audience.
Knowledge Unlatched Knowledge Unlatched provides funding so that selected monographs in the humanities and social sciences can be made available with a Creative Commons license as a fully downloadable PDF. Libraries from around the world, including the Georgetown University Library, provide support to make this project possible.
Digital Humanities (book) Crisis of the Humanities? Not at all, these authors claim. Right now, instead, they suggest that we are in a time of shift for the humanities, when design and digitization can reshape how we see the humanities and how we see the world. An open access edition of this MIT Press book is also available.
Office of Digital Humanities (NEH) The Office of Digital Humanities offers grant programs, including grants that fund projects that explore how to harness new technology for humanities research as well as those that study digital culture from a humanistic perspective.
Digital Humanities Research Guide UCLA Library's research guide has extensive links to background information, projects, publications, and organizations associated with digital humanities.
Programs, Reports, and Projects
NEH Public Scholar Program (Grant Program) The Public Scholar Program supports well-researched books in the humanities intended to reach a broad readership. The program represents NEH's long-term commitment to encourage scholarship in the humanities for general audiences.
Short-Form Monographs (Article) This alternative discusses mini-monographs, publications which allow scholars to publish works that are longer than journal articles but shorter than typical monographs. Georgetown University Press publishes Digital Shorts that "liberate scholarship from these 'containers.'"
Report of the MLA Task Force on Doctoral Study in Modern Language and Literature (Report) This 2014 report recommends changes to doctoral education, including engaging more deeply with technology, reimagining the dissertation, and bringing works to new audiences outside the academy. Examples of reimagined dissertations include a suite of essays on a common theme, web-based projects, and public humanities projects.