Digital Publishing in the Humanities
Through the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Emory University offers publishing subventions to humanities faculty for the open access publication of long-form scholarship (i.e., monographs). Led by the Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, in conjunction with the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship, and Emory Libraries, the Digital Publishing in the Humanities initiative builds an infrastructure that supports humanities faculty at a time of technological innovation and changes in the economic model of academic publishing.
Hannah C. Griggs is a doctoral student in English and Assistant Managing Editor of Southern Spaces. Prior to Emory, she received an MA in English from Boston College. Her research focuses on nineteenth and twentieth century American literature, the U.S. South, and foodways. She explores representations of consumption, leisure, and excess in the literature of the American South, broadly defined. As a HASTAC scholar, she will deepen her understanding of digital methods, and explore the ways those methods can be applied to her research and pedagogy.
Norah Elmagraby is a doctoral candidate in Islamic Civilizations Studies (ICIVS) at Emory University. She specializes in Islam and Ecology, with certification in Global Practice. Prior to her scholarship at Emory University, she earned a Masters in Sustainability Management from Columbia University and had an industry practice as a sustainability consultant for two years in the Middle East. Norah’s research examines the perception of Climate Change and natural disasters in the Middle East and North Africa. This work is an interdisciplinary effort that examines the intersection between science and Islamic theology, drawing from the fields of Critical Disaster Studies, Religion, Ecology, and Sociology. As a HASTAC scholar, she aims to incorporate a digital component to her research by examining the virtual discourse of Islamic environmentalism in the Arab World.
Kayla Shipp Kamibayashi is a doctoral candidate in English studying nineteenth-century American literature and digital humanities. Prior to coming to Emory, she received her M.A. in Digital Humanities from King’s College London. She thinks the best old texts work best in new interactive digital environments; her research explores innovative ways to use digital publications to allow old (and new) texts to better express themselves. As a HASTAC scholar, she will continue working to define what “digital scholarship” can mean and explore how it opens intellectual inquiry to new creative possibilities.