ACLS Humanities E-Book

ACLS Humanities E-Book ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is an online collection of nearly 5,000 books of high quality in the humanities, accessible through subscription.

ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is an online collection of nearly 5,000 of high quality in the humanities, accessible through institutional and individual subscription. These titles are offered by the American Council of Learned Societies in collaboration with twenty-seven learned societies, over 100 contributing publishers, and the MPublishing Division of the University of Michigan Library. The resu

ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is an online collection of nearly 5,000 of high quality in the humanities, accessible through institutional and individual subscription. These titles are offered by the American Council of Learned Societies in collaboration with twenty-seven learned societies, over 100 contributing publishers, and the MPublishing Division of the University of Michigan Library. The resu

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In celebration of #OpenAccessWeek, did you know that many ACLS HEB titles, like the 'Oplontis' volumes, are OA? There ar...
10/20/2020
ACLS Humanities E-Book

In celebration of #OpenAccessWeek, did you know that many ACLS HEB titles, like the 'Oplontis' volumes, are OA? There are over 100 open access titles available in the collection—check them out on Fulcrum! https://www.fulcrum.org/heb?f%5Bopen_access_sim%5D%5B%5D=yes&locale=en

ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is a digital collection of over 5,400 seminal books in the humanities and related social sciences. These titles are presented in collaboration with more than 120 publishers and Michigan Publishing. Books in the ACLS HEB collection have been recommended and reviewed by sc...

"What I advocate is a more flexible approach to defining what counts in the production and circulation of knowledge. Thi...
04/10/2020
COVID-19 demands a reconsideration of tenure requirements going forward (opinion)

"What I advocate is a more flexible approach to defining what counts in the production and circulation of knowledge. This means rethinking requirements for tenure and promotion." - ACLS president Joy Connolly op-ed for Inside Higher Ed https://bit.ly/2RqrqR7

Especially in light of COVID-19, we must ask ourselves as scholars how our connections with students and other audiences should shape the work we choose to reward, argues Joy Connolly.

John Clarke & Nayla Muntasser write about the sculptures of Villa A in the latest blog post on the recently published se...
12/05/2019
Sculptures of Villa A | ACLS Humanities E-Book

John Clarke & Nayla Muntasser write about the sculptures of Villa A in the latest blog post on the recently published second entry in the open access series from the Oplontis Project...available exclusively in HEB on Fulcrum! https://www.humanitiesebook.org/sculptures-of-villa-a/

Both ancient authors and modern historians describe the luxury villas surrounding the Bay of Naples, frequently evoking superlatives. They emphasize their great size, their commanding views, and their gardens and well as their decorative ensembles, including frescoes, pavements, and works of art.

"What began as Regina Gee’s aim to record all the painted surfaces in their actual state became a journey of discovery."...
10/22/2019
Fresco Paintings of Villa A | ACLS Humanities E-Book

"What began as Regina Gee’s aim to record all the painted surfaces in their actual state became a journey of discovery."

Read the second blog post highlighting the release of 'Oplontis: Villa A (“of Poppaea”) at Torre Annunziata, Italy. Volume 2.'

https://www.humanitiesebook.org/fresco-paintings-of-villa-a/

Villa A boasts 99 excavated living and garden spaces. Of these, 61 retain some of their original frescoes, giving visitors a vivid sense of how luxurious and well-appointed the villas of the Roman elite were...

Congrats to HEB author and professor Leonard Blusse for being awarded the 2019 Grand Prize laureate of the Fukuoka Prize...
06/12/2019

Congrats to HEB author and professor Leonard Blusse for being awarded the 2019 Grand Prize laureate of the Fukuoka Prize! Check out "Strange Company: Chinese Settlers, Mestizo Women and Dutch in Voc Batavia" live on @fulcrumpub here: https://hdl.handle.net/2027/heb.04437

The American education system has been evolving since the creation of our nation. As a system we have seen ups and downs...
06/10/2019
The troubled crusade: American education, 1945-1980

The American education system has been evolving since the creation of our nation. As a system we have seen ups and downs; moments of clarity and moments of uncertainty. "The Troubled Crusade" explains controversies in the American education since World War II. It brings clarity to the issues involved and the social and political forces that have shaped present-day American education. Check out this title, live on Fulcrum, to learn more: http://hdl.handle.net/2027/heb.02040

Choice publishes a list of Outstanding Academic Titles every year in January. This prestigious list reflects the best in...
06/06/2019
HEB - Choice Outstanding Academic Titles | ACRL Choice

Choice publishes a list of Outstanding Academic Titles every year in January. This prestigious list reflects the best in scholarly titles reviewed by Choice & brings with it the extraordinary recognition of the academic library community. The list is quite selective: it contains approximately ten percent of some 6,000 works reviewed in Choice each year. HEB has 54 titles in our collection that have won this award. See if you recognize any of our award winners.
https://www.pinterest.com/acls1919/heb-choice-outstanding-academic-titles-acrl-choice/

Choice publishes a list of Outstanding Academic Titles every year in January. This prestigious list reflects the best in scholarly titles reviewed by Choice & brings with it the extraordinary recognition of the academic library community. The list is quite selective: it contains approximately ten pe...

06/04/2019

In 781 BC the oldest Chinese recording of a solar eclipse was transcribed. Since then humans have been recording this phenoinom with bated breathe to witness this once in a lifetime even. The longest social eclipse of the 21st century was 6:39.
https://www.earthstoriez.com/china-eclipse-history-mythology/

UCF scholars will create the first complete, online and fully searchable version of the famous 18th century Johnson's di...
06/03/2019
UCF Researchers Bring 1755 Literary Work into Digital Age | University of Central Florida News

UCF scholars will create the first complete, online and fully searchable version of the famous 18th century Johnson's dictionary. It is considered one of the most influential works of English literature of all time.
https://bit.ly/2VM6yqN

UCF Researchers Bring 1755 Literary Work into Digital Age | Read more about UCF Colleges & Campus News, Community, Research, Orlando and Central Florida news.

This month marks the beginning of Pride Month!💙 💚 💜 💛 ❤️the LGBTQ+ community has been celebrating Pride Month since 1969...
06/01/2019
About  | Le***an, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Q***r Pride Month  | Library of Congress

This month marks the beginning of Pride Month!💙 💚 💜 💛 ❤️the LGBTQ+ community has been celebrating Pride Month since 1969. Let us learn more about how this month has grow into such a stable of expressionism, thanks to the Library of Congress
https://www.loc.gov/lgbt-pride-month/about/

Le***an, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Q***r (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In the United States the last Sunday...

05/31/2019
Collected Writings of Walt Whitman | ACLS Humanities E-Book

Today marks the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman's birth. He was a poet, essayist, and journals who was part of the transition between transcendentalism & realism; incorporating both views in his works. Check out some of his many works here: https://bit.ly/2Dtjaca

Navigate to:ACLS Centennial SeriesAmerican Historical Association’s Guide To Historical LiteratureAmerican Sociological Association’s Rose Series In SociologyATLA Special SeriesCambridge University PressCatalogus Translationum et CommentariorumCollected Writings of Walt WhitmanCollege Art Associ...

Harvard has adopted a new, University-wide Digital Accessibility Policy, which will increase the accessibility of Harvar...
05/29/2019
Harvard adopts University-wide digital accessibility

Harvard has adopted a new, University-wide Digital Accessibility Policy, which will increase the accessibility of Harvard’s public-facing websites and web-based applications
https://bit.ly/2DGX6L6

As part of its ongoing efforts to ensure the accessibility of its digital systems and communications to persons with disabilities, Harvard University today announced the adoption of a new, University-wide Digital Accessibility Policy. This policy is intended to increase the accessibility of Harvard....

Sojourner Truth delivered what is now recognized as one of the most famous abolitionist and women’s rights speeches in A...
05/29/2019
Sojourner Truth's America

Sojourner Truth delivered what is now recognized as one of the most famous abolitionist and women’s rights speeches in American history, “Ain’t I a Woman? She gave this speech during 1851 first Women’s Rights Convention. But how did she view the world as a whole. To learn more check out "Sojourner Truth's America" live on Fulcrum: http://hdl.handle.net/2027/heb.09319

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HEB, which launched in September 2002, adds hundreds of books annually to the collection, including several carefully selected new XML titles that have the potential to use new media to communicate the results of scholarship in new ways. Titles now include monographs, collected essays and primary sources. To guarantee the scope and quality of this interdisciplinary collection, ACLS collaborates with learned societies and university presses to assist scholars in the electronic publication of high-quality works in the humanities, to explore the intellectual possibilities of new media, and to help assure the continued viability of scholarship in today’s changing publishing environment. Fields currently covered include Area Studies in the following: Australasian/Oceanian, Byzantine, Canadian, Caribbean, Central European, Jewish Studies, Native Peoples of the Americas, Women’s Studies. Historical Studies include African, American, Asian, Comparative/World, Eastern European/Russian, Economic, European, Latin American, Law, Medicine, Methods/Theory, Middle East, and Science/Technology. HEB also encompasses the fields of Archaeology, Art and Architectural History, Biblical Studies, Bibliographic Studies, Film and Media Studies, Folklore, History of the Book, Linguistics, Literature, Literary Criticism, Musicology, Performance Studies (theater, music, dance, performance), Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, and Sociology. HEB was originally funded as the ACLS History E-Book Project in June 1999 by a $3-million, five-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional funding from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. Now in its second phase, HEB achieved self-sustainability in the spring of 2005 and became ACLS Humanities E-Book in January 2007.

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