Dear Book Channel subscribers,
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.
I am pleased to announce the publication of a new commissioned essay on the H-Net Book Channel. Dr. Rebecca Karl of NYU has written a beautiful tribute to her friend and colleague, historian Marilyn B. Young. As both a scholar and an activist, Dr. Young critiqued America's military interventions in Vietnam and elsewhere. Dr.
Book Channel subscribers, and fans of new academic works more broadly, will be interested to discover the New Books Network. This consortium of podcasts, sponsored by Amherst College Press, posts audio interviews with authors about their new scholarly publications. With over sixty new interviews per month in dozens of academic fields, New Books Network podcasts are another great source of information about and discussion of academic books.