The Academic Book of the Future: Formats, Access and Opportunities

10 November 2015, 5.30 PM - 10 November 2015, 7.00 PM

Cabot Room, The Hawthorns, Woodland Road, Bristol, BS8 1UQ

What will the academic book of the future look like? Will its format differ from the traditional monograph or collected volume we are used to? How will we access it? What opportunities will that bring?

As part of the nationwide Academic Book Week organised by the AHRC Academic Book of the Future team, the University of Bristol is delighted to host this panel discussion and Q&A. With expert speakers representing several of the key stakeholders in academic book production and consumption, this interactive event will explore the various futures that the academic book might face, asking audience members for their questions and opinions on the subject. The discussions will be fed back to the project team for inclusion in the project’s wider conversations and outputs, which will inform future policy. 

The academic book of the future is in your hands, so please take this opportunity to contribute to the debate!

This event is open to all and refreshments will be provided. Sign up for your free place here: http://acbookweek.com/events/19329125936/ 

Speakers: 

Professor Helen Fulton (Chair in Medieval Literature, University of Bristol) 
Damien McManus (Subject Librarian for Classics and Ancient History, English, French, German, Linguistics and Russian Studies, University of Bristol
Katharine Reeve (Subject Leader for Publishing, Bath Spa University, formerly Editorial Director of History and Visual Arts, Oxford University Press)

Chair: 

Dr Leah Tether (Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities, University of Bristo