Welcome to Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities, our open and online anthology!

Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities addresses the relationship between social media, open access, collaboration, and crowd-sourcing in the humanities. The speed, ubiquity, and diversity of online platforms, tools, techniques, and interactions have generated and continue to inform distinct cultures of knowledge creation. The social, institutional, and cultural changes within the academy have fundamentally reshaped knowledge creation and scholarly communication. The chapters in this volume work to describe this emergent discourse and seek to describe how social knowledge creation is transforming the humanities.

This open anthology version is built on the Comment Press theme for WordPress. We encourage community participation in the ongoing development of the chapters found here as a way of shaping the future directions of this discipline. In the spirit of community building, please ensure that your comments are appropriate for professional discourse and that any criticism you offer is constructive.

Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities will be published online, as well as in paper in two volumes. The first print volume contains the general introduction as well as the annotated bibliography. The second print volume contains representative chapters on issues, questions, and case studies in the emergent field of social knowledge creation. Our online open anthology will (eventually) contain both volumes as well as our community participation.

Please note that chapters included in the online anthology are pre-prints and have not been peer reviewed or professionally copyedited (excluding the introduction and annotated bibliography). With the assistance of our community (that’s you!), our authors will augment, adapt, and otherwise improve their contributions for the second print volume.

Thank you for reading!