How to make the most of your publications in the humanities?

Discover evolving trends in open access

The workshop jointly organized by FOSTER Plus and DARIAH-EU will focus on domain-specific practices of opening up scholarly communication in Arts and Humanities. Publishing is a relevant topic for each and every researcher regardless on career status or research interest. The workshop aims to draw a picture on the changing landscape of scholarly communication and to help equip researchers at all career stages (focusing on early-career researchers) with the skills they need to excel in this open environment.

To share best practices and generate fruitful discussions on trends, innovations, and present-day challenges in Open Access publishing in the Arts and Humanities, different stakeholder perspectives will be brought together such as representatives of next-generation publishing platforms, research infrastructures, librarians, and researchers from different areas and career stages.

In the morning sessions, attendees can learn about monograph publishing and alternative models of open book publishing, open peer review, publishing practices for cross-referenced datasets and research articles and they can also gain insights on how librarians can help them in opening up their work.

The three hands-on sessions in the afternoon will be dedicated to the topics of open licensing, self-archiving of publications and open data management. They are aimed at opening spaces for co-creation and giving the possibility for attendees to take practical steps in opening up their research. Bringing own case studies is highly encouraged here.

Details about the programme and speakers:

1. Welcome to the day (8:45 - 10:05am)

  • 08:45 am - Reception
  • 09:15 am - Welcome (Andreas Degkwitz, Jakob und Wilhelm Grimm Zentrum)
  • 09:20 am - How FOSTER advances Open Science. (Helene Brinken, FOSTER)
  • 09:30 am - We are part of it: Open Science, Humanities, and DARIAH. (Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra, DARIAH-EU)
  • 09:40 am - Presentations from blog competition winners
  • 10:05 am - Coffee break

2. The changing landscape of scholarly communication in the Humanities (10:15am - 1:30pm)

  • 10:15 am - Open Scholarly Monographs, from Technology to Usage. (Pierre Mounier, OPERAS)
  • 10:50 am - Open Access for Books - Closing the Loop. (Sven Fund, Knowledge Unlatched)
  • 11:25 am - Scholarly Makerspaces - A new Perspective on Library Services for Arts and Humanities Researchers. (Ben Kaden, Michael Kleineberg, Humboldt University Berlin)
  • 12:00 am - Lunch
  • 01:00 pm - Opening up the Peer Review Process. (Edit Görögh, OpenUP, University of Göttingen) 

3. Hands-On sessions (1:30 - 5pm)

  • 01:30 pm - Legally published: Copyright Issues and Open Licensing in the Humanities. (Walter Scholger, Austrian Center for Digital Humanities, University of Graz, Vanessa Hannesschläger, Austrian Center for Digital Humanites and Austrian Academy of Sciences) 
  • 03:00 pm - Coffee break
  • 03:30 pm - Parallel workshops:
    • Do-it-yourself Self-archiving. (Laurent Romary (DARIAH-EU), Naomi Truan (Freie Universität Berlin))
    • Future Proof and FAIR Research Data: Open Data Management Best Practices & First Steps. (Ulrike Wuttke, Fachhochschule Potsdam)
  • 05:00 pm - Wrap up

Registration for the workshop is free.



Contact information





    Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum - Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 1-3 10117 Berlin

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    Organisers: DARIAH-EU, FOSTER Plus
    Language: english

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