Issue XVII
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The Meaning of Travel
by Alissa Simon

Reflections on Emily Thomas' The Meaning of Travel, what does ethical travel mean, and the interconnective tissue formed by multiple humanities disciplines when writing about and discussing the experience of travel.
REPOST: Stanford Humanities Center's Holiday Reading List
via Stanford Humanities Center

Enjoy this curated holiday reading list from the Stanford Humanities Center during your time off this holiday season. The list includes history, fiction, new editions of critical works, and plenty of accessible reads for a variety of audiences.

This post originally appeared on the Stanford Humanities Center's website, thank you for allowing OTH to repost this great list!
Below are some of the top stories from OTH in 2021, we can't wait to continue growing our archive in 2022. Keep scrolling below to see our editorial calendar and how you can contribute to an upcoming issue.


via Chronicle of Higher Education

"Jay Cook was “tired of hearing humanists complain” about the decline of their fields. A professor in the country’s largest history department at the University of Michigan, when he became chair four years ago, Cook pushed his colleagues to “make the case for the humanities in the public square.” 

via EurekAlert

This program was established by JSPS in April 2018 with an aim of promoting the humanities and social sciences. By building a comprehensive infrastructure for sharing and utilizing data related to humanities and social sciences research across disciplines and countries, the project aims to encourage researchers to share data together and promote joint research, both domestically and internationally...

via Axios

Read more on increased efforts by libraries to enlist state legislatures for more favorable ebook licensing agreements, what publishers are saying, and what to expect moving forward.

via The Detroit News

"Walton's unique collection of 500 books (and growing) called Black Art Library casts a rare spotlight on Black artists and the books that exist about their work. It's become a traveling museum exhibition, displayed not just in Michigan but across the country."

via Inside Higher Ed

"The MIT Press, one of the world’s largest university presses, plans to publish its entire slate of spring 2022 monographs and edited collections on an open-access basis. The move is a major development for the larger open-access movement and a model that scholars and librarians say could be revolutionary for cash-strapped libraries, university presses and a dwindling number of humanities scholars."
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See a preview of the editorial calendar below and submit a piece for a 2022 issue of Oh, the Humanities! We will be publishing a full editorial calendar and have a formal call for papers after the holiday season.

January 2022
History of medicine, healthcare, and related humanities/sociological perspectives.

OTH is interested in articles, essays, or personal reflections incorporating a humanities and social science lenses to discuss topics related to the history of medicine and healthcare. Health and well-being thoughts dwell with many of us as the New Year approaches, and especially while COVID continues to impact our daily lives.

February 2022
Black History Month

OTH is looking to connect with scholars and publishers from HBCU's for articles and essays on scholarly publishing/communication as it relates to race, the history of HBCU's in higher academia, as well as insights from Black scholars who are authors trying to get their work published. Other subjects for Black History Month will be considered as well.
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