In the latest Perspectives on History, editor Allison Miller tells the fascinating story of the Multigraph Collective, a group of 22 book historians and print scholars from Canada, the US, and the UK interested in the materiality and interactivity of reading who employed a radical form of electronic collaboration to produce the jointly composed and edited "multigraph,"
Dartmouth News reports that the publishing consortium run by Dartmouth College and Brandeis University will be shutting down by the end of 2018, with Dartmouth College Press and Brandeis University Press taking control of their own imprints.
Book Channel readers following developments in editing will be interested in a new interview from the CBC with editor Gregory Younging, whose Elements of Indigenous Style came out last month. In addition to addressing the challenges facing Indigenous authors, Younging discusses issues of editorial style and preserving the author's voice.
Book Channel readers may be interested in an ethical and methodological question posed by Theresa Harrington for The Atlantic: "Should history textbooks 'out' LGBT figures?"
Harrington cites a new California law to adopt K-12 history textbooks that highlight the contributions of LGBT people. The conundrum, of course, is how to discuss the identities of people who would not have referred to themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, etc. during their own lifetimes.