Publishing and the Publicly Engaged Humanities
Articles and book chapters selected by the National Humanities Alliance in partnership with Routledge, Taylor & Francis
By Daniel Fisher, National Humanities Alliance
Across the humanities, faculty and students are engaging communities with their research, teaching, preservation, and programming. In Humanities for All, the National Humanities Alliance (NHA) documents and presents over 1,500 examples of this work in US higher education. These publicly engaged humanities initiatives enrich community life and advance scholarship, opening new and more inclusive horizons for the humanities.
This collection brings together previously published articles and book chapters featuring publicly engaged humanities scholarship from across the Routledge, Taylor & Francis program. Together, they show how public engagement can lead to—and indeed enhance—publication, a core expectation for faculty promotion and tenure in the humanities. They are also a testament to how publishing can raise the profile of the processes, outcomes, and overall impact of publicly engaged humanities initiatives.
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|Technical Communication Client Projects and Nonprofit Partnership||Elisabeth Kramer-Simpson and Steve Simpson||Citizenship and Advocacy in Technical Communication||2018|
|Coalitional Action||Rebecca Walton, Kristen Moore, and Natasha Jones||Technical Communication after the Social Justice Turn||2019|
|Collaborating Across Differences: The AIDS Quilt Touch Project||Anne Balsamo||Applied Media Studies||2017|
|Introduction: Historians' Public Roles and Practices||Thomas Cauvin||Public History: A Textbook of Practice||2016|
|Doula Advocacy: Strategies for Consent in Labor and Delivery||Sheri Rysdam||Women's Health Advocacy||2019|
|Sites of Memory||Keir Reeves||History, Memory and Public Life|
The Past in the Present
The publications in this collection include a range of formats, including case studies and considerations of publicly engaged projects in the context of larger disciplinary and interdisciplinary studies. Significantly, published publicly engaged humanities scholarship comes from across humanities disciplines and appears in a variety of Routledge, Taylor & Francis books and journals—ranging from primary disciplinary journals to publications devoted to engagement with social issues, innovative scholarship, pedagogy, health advocacy, and community development. The breadth in disciplinary background, format, and venue is encouraging, suggesting that scholars should consider different approaches to publishing both in their disciplines and in connection with their work’s areas of impact.
For more information and additional reading, please visit the Humanities for All website.
Daniel Fisher (PhD, UC Berkeley) is a Project Director at the National Humanities Alliance. He leads Humanities for All, NHA’s initiative to document and promote publicly engaged humanities work in US higher education.