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.
At KULA, we have been working hard to gather and publish new scholarship on knowledge processes throughout the ages, and we couldn’t be happier with our first four articles (in case you missed any of them, you can access them here). 2018 is shaping up to be an exciting year for us as the journal really hits its stride. And don’t forget, we are always accepting new submissions related to critical engagement with knowledge creation, dissemination, and preservation, and especially topics dealing with emerging forms of scholarship, technology, and issues inherent in the digital world we now live in. We welcome research articles, commentaries on major “happenings,” reviews of contemporary or historical controversies or developments, and also non-traditional formats of inquiry.
First up on the docket is a special issue collecting papers from the 2017 Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) annual conference, hosted by the Electronic Textual Cultures Laboratory (ETCL) at the University of Victoria. This collection will showcase innovative work on the evolving field of “Open Social Scholarship.” Aiming to further define the concept of OSS, authors ask how higher-ed institutions and libraries can continue to help to support scholarship through collaboration and improved access to resources; how we can learn from large team-based, long-term scholarly projects and why it is important to de-emphasize the cycle of funding-centric timelines; and what we can do to redefine scholarly research to include artistic and game-based inquiry and methodology.
Next up is the highly anticipated “Endangered Knowledge” special issue, which emphasizes the importance of efforts being made to understand how best to preserve and disseminate knowledge in an informational climate that may be more precarious than ever before. Spurred by the growing efforts of initiatives like Endangered Data Week and DataRefuge, this special issue will include a range of submissions, from scholarly research, exciting project reviews, and pedagogical reflections, to syllabi and multimedia pieces from academics, artists, and practitioners that are rethinking how we can work and learn across disciplines. This issue operates on the belief that we need to see “endangerment” as a category of critical engagement that we need to apply to all archives, data, collections, records, and networks.
Posted on 03 May 2018More Announcements