ArchBook: Architectures of the Book now accepting submissions.
ArchBook is an open-access, peer-reviewed collection of essays about specific design features in the history of the book. It is a project of the Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) project, a major collaborative research initiative funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
ArchBook’s goal is to make the diverse history of the book available to students, researchers, and the public. A typical ArchBook entry will follow a specific textual feature through its development (or disappearance) across historical periods. Each entry offers a definition of a textual feature and rationale for its importance, an historical overview of that feature, and (optionally) one or more spotlight sections offering critical arguments about that feature’s digital reinvention.
ArchBook seeks to combine the public accessibility of Wikipedia, the scholarly standards and original research of a peer-reviewed history of the book, and the critical provocativeness of a project like Raymond Williams’s Keywords.
See the call for submissions for possible topics.