CSSD Project’s Digital Publishing Platform Wins NEH Grant
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded a Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant for 2015-2016 for the initial development of sx:archipelagos, a peer-reviewed digital publishing platform that emerged from CSSD’s working group, the Digital Black Atlantic Project (DBAP).
Dedicated to research concerning the Caribbean, sx.archipelagos is produced by members of DBAP, which is directed by Kaiama Glover, and the Small Axe Project, a platform for intellectual criticism in the Caribbean. Focused on attenuating some of the disparities of access to scholarship about the Atlantic world for scholars and cultural actors in the Caribbean and Latin America, the platform has taken as its mandate an exploration of the economic feasibility of both 100% open-access and a streamlined production workflow for scholarly publication. Four members of DBAP, David Scott, Alex Gil, Kelly Baker Josephs, Kaiama Glover, along with several others will generate content for the initial launch of the project.