Tag Archives: humanities

Singapore’s powerhouses neglect local intellectual life

Singaporeans deserve more local impact from their top-ranked public universities, says Cherian George (11 January 2018) Singapore’s two main public universities have risen in global reputation, lifted by the state’s economic might. For most Singaporeans – as well as many of the region’s brightest students – getting a place to study at the National University […]


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iGroup partners with Knowledge Unlatched in Asia and Oceania

(27 June 2017, Hong Kong) iGroup is partnering with Knowledge Unlatched (KU), a global initiative in which publishers and libraries collaborate to make books from the Humanities and Social Sciences freely available to readers around the world. Effective immediately all of Asia and Oceania will be covered by iGroup. “KU is the leading initiative in […]


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Massive open-access database on human cultures

(8 July 2016) D-PLACE – the Database of Places, Language, Culture and Environment – is an expandable, open access database that brings together a dispersed body of information on the language, geography, culture and environment of more than 1,400 human societies. It comprises information mainly on pre-industrial societies that were described by ethnographers in the […]


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Palgrave Macmillan launches first China series with Shanghai Jiaotong University

(21 November 2014)  Palgrave Macmillan is focusing on publishing more humanities and social science scholarship from Asia, especially China. New Perspectives on Chinese Politics and Society is the first Palgrave Macmillan series that has been commissioned from China and will be launched in 2015. The series will be edited by Yang Zhong, Changjiang Distinguished Professor […]


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British Academy report offers new evidence about the impact of Open Access journal publishing

 (17 April 2014)  A new British Academy report offers the first full evidence-based analysis of the impact of UK Open Access policies on the current pattern of humanities and social science journal publishing. The report, Open Access journals in Humanities and Social Science, investigates some of the major issues involved in the UK’s Open Access […]


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