KULA is a peer-reviewed, open access journal, encouraging the formation of a multi-disciplinary community of scholars studying human knowledge processes through the ages, understanding their role in human civilizations, and projecting them into the future from both humanistic and technological perspectives.
KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies
Special Issue: Indigenous Knowledges
Ry Moran, Director, National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
Carey Newman, OBC, Multidisciplinary Artist, Master Carver, and Audain Professor of Contemporary Art Practice of the Pacific Northwest in the Department of Visual Arts, University of Victoria
Shelagh Rogers, OC, Broadcast Journalist, Host and a producer of CBC Radio’s The Next Chapter, Honorary Witness for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and Chancellor, University of Victoria
Andrea Walsh, PhD, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Victoria
Rob Hancock, PhD, LE,NOṈET Academic Manager, Office of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies, University of Victoria
Samantha MacFarlane, PhD, Associate Editor, KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies and Publications Assistant, University of Victoria Libraries
Abstracts and expressions of interest: rolling, through 30 November 2019
Notice of acceptance of abstracts: February 2020
Deadline for final submissions: June 2020
Anticipated publication: Spring 2021
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KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies (https://kula.uvic.ca/) is a peer-reviewed, open-access online journal that publishes multidisciplinary scholarship about the creation, dissemination, and preservation of knowledge. We invite abstracts for contributions to a special issue of KULA on Indigenous Knowledges, to be published in 2021.
The Building Reconciliation Forum is an annual national forum that works toward implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action within post-secondary institutions. In November 2018, the University of Victoria hosted the fourth annual forum, the theme of which was Ts’its’u’ watul tseep, a Hul’q’umi’num teaching that means “to help one another.” In direct response to the forum, as part of its commitment to implementing the TRC’s Calls to Action in universities, the University of Victoria Libraries made “Building Reconciliation through Archives” the topic of its annual University Librarian’s Lecture. The 2019 lecture presented a panel discussion with Ry Moran, Carey Newman, and Shelagh Rogers about the past, present, and future of Indigenous documentary heritage. The panelists considered questions such as: What is the relationship between documentary heritage and oral history, land, and historical context? Does ceremony have a role in animating archives? Should documentary heritage held by institutions be returned to communities? How can our approach to Indigenous archives deepen our understanding of the meaning of truth and reconciliation?
Some of the issues the panelists raised during this discussion include:
We are seeking contributions in diverse formats: short- to medium-length scholarly articles; book reviews; project reports; teaching reflections and syllabi; and creative text, image, video, and audio pieces. We invite submissions that incorporate or propose innovative citational practices. We also welcome submissions from youth contributors. Please note that proposals about any non-Indigenous-led projects that do not express clear Indigenous participation, consultation, and relationship from inception will not be considered.
Please submit abstracts of 300-500 words to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 November 2019. Based on these abstracts, we will then invite authors to submit full pieces for editorial consideration and, if applicable, peer review.
KULA is an open-access journal requiring no author publication charges (APCs). Authors retain full copyright to their works, which will be published under a Creative Commons license: https://kula.uvic.ca/about/submissions/
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