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"Built Upon" - CFP for projects using digital archives and collections
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In keeping with our mission to foster innovative digital scholarship, Anvil Academic invites submissions to its inaugural publication series: Built Upon. The Built Upon series encourages authors to investigate and invigorate pre-existing digital tools and collections in developing their own scholarly arguments or pedagogical projects.
What we’re looking for
Submissions can range from more traditional article-length essays to enhanced multimedia presentations. Overall, our main focus is work--in whatever form--that is imaginative and innovative in its approach to the possibilities of digital publication. Such innovation can take place at the level of either form or content (or both). For instance, a project might answer pressing questions about how specific digital tools (say topic models or network visualizations) inform critical inquiry writ large. Or they might deploy such tools to contribute pioneering responses to core, field-specific discussions, or explore new approaches to scholarly arguments that take advantage of the affordances of digital publication. We want the Built Upon series to be an incubator and an accelerator of humanities innovation--a space where the craft, artistry, and objective rigor of humanistic pursuits find new and surprising modes of expression.
Key themes and partners
We'll be announcing additional partnerships and themes soon!
Working with partners
The Built Upon partner archives are freely available to scholars. We are inviting partner archives to take part in the peer review process, evaluating scholars’ work overall and, in particular, the use to which they have put the archive’s materials. We further encourage partners to provide limited technical assistance to authors. Finally, we hope that partners will support outreach and promotion efforts by bringing attention to relevant works published in the Built Upon series. For more information, please see our call for participating archives.
In your 500-1000 word proposal, please address:
When evaluating submissions, reviewers will be looking for projects that:
Please submit your proposal and CV(s) via email to Fred Moody, Anvil editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See our FAQ for more information about the Built Upon series.