|10 Jun 2022||09:30-18:00||SG1, Alison Richard Building|
The monograph, or the scholarly book, is today the dominant form of knowledge production in the humanities. But can there exist a more imaginative, creative, or performative alternative? Can we unbind the monograph and transform it into something that resists the marketisation and privatisation of public knowledge? Something that engages robustly with open platforms and public infrastructures?
Cambridge Digital Humanities invites monograph-writers, publishing scholars, publishers, editors, and open access activists for a day-long conversation on the future of the monograph form.
The keynote lecture will be delivered by Dr Janneke Adema, Coventry University, titled Post-Publishing: Experimenting with Living Books. Tickets to UNBIND include a ticket to Janneke Adema’s keynote.
Lunch will be provided, and drinks will be available to purchase from the ARC Cafe between 8:30am-3:30pm.
- Asiya Islam (Leeds University)
- Siddharth Soni (Cambridge Digital Humanities, University of Cambridge)
- Justine Provino (Faculty of English, University of Cambridge)
- Leanne Williams Green (Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge)
This event will be held in person. All tickets are free. The venue has step-free access. Please get in touch if you have access requirements.
Opening remarks by Professor Caroline Bassett, Director of CDH
Monographs Panel A
‘Ethical feelings: friendship and gender in Jordan’
‘Certain responsibilities: sin, sovereignty and baptist freedom in postcolonial Harare’
‘Vernaculars of poverty: living, feeling and knowing inequality’
‘Real change: Myanmar and the dissonance of salvation’
Open access futures at Cambridge University
‘Living books: experiments in the posthumanities’
Monographs Panel B
‘Short story in India: politics of a minor form’
‘The constellational novel’
‘A woman’s job: making middle lives in urban India’
‘Red east: propaganda posters for Soviet Uzbekistan’
Radical piracy and open access roundtable
Dr Julia Rone (Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy)
Dr Rebekka Kiesewetter (Centre for Postdigital Cultures, Coventry University)