The Center for Faculty Development and Excellence announces the establishment of the Scholarly Writing and Publishing fund, a grant program designed to help faculty seeking professional support for projects in development across a range of serious scholarly works, including book manuscripts, article manuscripts, grantwriting, and digital scholarship.
Previously known as the Author Development Program, the Scholarly Writing and Publishing (SWAP) fund supports faculty writing and publishing. In addition to the grant program, SWAP will also offer a series of workshops, panel discussions, and lectures throughout the spring 2014 semester. Please see below for details.
This call for proposals for the 2013-14 Scholarly Writing and Publishing fund includes two different tracks:
Please click on the above links for full descriptions, particulars, deadlines, and other details for these funding tracks.
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 | 3:30 p.m.
Joseph W. Jones Room, Woodruff Library
Lisa A. Macklin, director of the Scholarly Communications Office in Woodruff Library, will offer an overview of what every faculty author should know about copyright law and intellectual property rights. Macklin joined Emory in 2005 and was appointed the first director of the Scholarly Communications Office (formerly the Libraries Intellectual Property Rights Office) in 2007. In this role she works with faculty, students, and staff on the application of copyright law to teaching, research, and publishing. She holds a law degree from Georgia State University, an MA in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida, an MA English from Texas Woman's University, and BA in English from the University of South Florida.
Monday, Mar. 17, 2014 | 3 p.m.
PAIS (Psychology Building) Room 290
At every stage in the research cycle – planning, researching, preserving, publishing, and distributing – digital media are being used by researchers and scholars to communicate, collaborate, promote their research, and debate. As scholars increasingly move their work to the web, and with an estimated third of all scholars now active on social media conversations that previously took place within campus walls are now open for the world to pitch in. The benefits of using the digital milieu for scholarly communication have been cited, among myriad others, as democratization, widening participation, and engaging new audiences on a global level. But these rapid changes come with challenges, including the way that these new modes for communication change the nature of scholarly writing itself. How does a project go from Twitter to a blog post to an article to a book? Or some other form?
Adeline Koh is director of the Digital Humanities Center and and assistant professor of literature at Richard Stockton College. Her work spans the intersections between postcolonial studies and the digital humanities, 19th/20th Century British and Anglophone Literature and Southeast Asian and African studies, and games in higher education. Adeline runs the postcolonial digital humanities website and tumblr blog with Roopika Risam. She is also a core contributor to the Profhacker Column at the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Roopika Risam is assistant professor of world literature and English eucation at Salem State University. She works to address the intersections of postcolonial studies and minority discourse in the United States and the role of digital humanities in mediating between the two. Roopika has contributed to Postcolonial Studies @ Emory, a digital humanities project that provides a home for postcolonial studies on the web, and runs the postcolonial digital humanities website and tumblr blog with Adeline Koh. She is currently serving on the Modern Language Association's Delegate Assembly.
Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014 | 4:00 p.m.
Jones Room, Woodruff Library
Emory faculty are invited to Meet the Editor and Agent, an annual event that brings experts in publishing to campus, sponsored by the Scholarly Writing and Publishing project ofthe Center for Faculty Development and Excellence. Please join us on for an illuminating Q&A session with Cecelia Cancellaro of Idea Architects - Creative Book and Media Development Agency, and Robert Dreesen, senior commissioning editor in politics and sociology at Cambridge University Press. Our two expert guests will discuss trends and expectations for faculty authors in the current environment of scholarly publishing, including the growth and development of digital media projects.
Faculty will have opportunities to meet one-on-one with Ms. Cancellaro and Mr. Dreesen. More information about those sessions will come soon.