The mission of KSHIP is two fold:
- to solicit and publish original research monographs in Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences and Engineering, and
- to host peer reviewed journals from academic societies primarily in India.
KSHIP will have rigorous international peer review standards with an Advisory and Review Board that meets the highest standards of academic research. KSHIP will primarily publish academic and scholarly journals and monographs in English; however, one of the strategic goals of KSHIP is to initiate and sustain a multilingual scholarly publishing platform.
To attain that goal we have a two-pronged strategy:
- to solicit translations of research publications and
- to solicit and publish original monographs in Indian languages. As IIT Indore is based in Madhya Pradesh, we will begin with Hindi but will add other languages, as we expand and add experts from different languages on our team.
Public institutions, Citizen Science, Research publishing
As we harness new technology, we stay committed to IIT Indore’s motto Gyanam Sarvajanaya Hitaaya or Knowledge for the Benefit of All. As we launch this publishing venture there is an element of uncertainty, apprehension and fear of failure. But there is also excitement, anticipation and most importantly an opportunity to change the conversation- on research, scholarly publishing and open access. And who knows what that might lead to…
We will keep you informed of our publishing activities even as we look forward to engaging with our readers, authors and researchers. KSHIP will be publishing for researchers led by researchers. Join the conversation…
Associate Professor of Literature
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Indore, India
Dr Nirmala Menon is an Associate Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), Discipline of English, IIT Indore. She leads the Digital Humanities and Publishing Research Group at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Indore, India. Menon is the author of Migrant Identities of Creole Cosmopolitans: Transcultural Narratives of Contemporary Postcoloniality (Peter Lang Publishing, Germany, 2014) and Remapping the Postcolonial Canon: Remap, Reimagine, Retranslate (Palgrave Macmillan, UK 2017). She is the Co-Editor of the first multilingual Volume of E-literature to be published from India. Apart from the books, she has published more than 50 research papers in numerous international journals (Oxford University Press, Taylor and Francis, Sage among others) and speaks, writes and publishes about postcolonial studies, digital Humanities and scholarly publishing. She mentors research scholars and runs DH projects from the research lab at IIT Indore. Her research group works on Digital Projects relating to Cultural Heritage through both creation and curation of Archives and Databases. She is the Project Director for KSHIP (Knowledge Sharing in Publishing), an Open Access Publishing platform. While her primary area of research is Postcolonial studies and Digital Humanities, Globalization and Translation studies are additional areas of research. Dr Menon has received various national and international grants and awards (MHRD, SPARC, UKEIRI, Academia Europaea among others). She has also hosted Fulbright Scholars in her lab and she along with her students have received international awards such as Charles Wallace Fellowship, Zubaan Saaskawa Publishing prize and ASEM-DUO fellowship. She has given more than 50 lectures and keynotes at various national and international forums and lead or facilitated workshops in Digital Humanities in India and internationally. As Vice President of CenterNet (Consortium of Digital Humanities Research Groups globally), Dr Menon has put DH in India on the global map. She is also on the Advisory Board of the Open Library of Humanities (OLH), Advisory Board member of Ubiquity Press, UK and Advisory Board Member, Open Access India and Chair, (2016-17) CLCS Global South Forum, Modern Language Association (MLA), Dr Menon is one the founder members and current President of Digital Humanities Alliance in Research and Teaching Innovation (DHARTI).
Editorial advisory board
Our editorial advisory board consists of...
Professor of Digital Humanities
Director of the Centre for Humanities Research
Edith Cowan University
Professor Paul Arthur is Chair in Digital Humanities and Social Sciences at Edith Cowan University, Australia. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, he speaks and publishes widely on the global impacts of technology in culture and society. He has held visiting positions in Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America. From 2013 to 2016 Paul Arthur was Professor in Digital Humanities, and Director of the Digital Humanities Research Group, at Western Sydney University. He was previously Deputy Director of the ANU Centre for European Studies (a joint-funded initiative of the European Commission and the Australian National University) and of the National Centre of Biography, and was Deputy General Editor, Australian Dictionary of Biography. He has served on the executive boards and councils of the global Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO); centerNet—the worldwide network of digital research centres (Co-Chair, 2015–2017); the International Auto/Biography Association (IABA); the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities (founding President, 2011–2015); the Australasian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres (ACHRC); and the NeCTAR (National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources) Super Science initiative of the Australian Government.
Paul Arthur is editor of the book series Scholarship in the Digital Age (Anthem Press, London and New York) and an advisory board member for the journal Digital Scholarship in the Humanities (Oxford University Press). His publications include Virtual Voyages: Travel Writing and the Antipodes, 1605–1837 (2010), and the edited volumes Private Lives, Intimate Readings (2015, with Leena Kurvet-Käosaar), Advancing Digital Humanities: Research, Methods, Theories (2014, with Katherine Bode), Framing Lives (2014), International Life Writing: Memory and Identity in Global Context (2013), Australian Dictionary of Biography, volume 18 (2012, Deputy General Editor), the award-winning Voices from the West End: Stories, People and Events That Shaped Fremantle (2012, with Geoffrey Bolton), and Recovering Lives (2011). Migrant Nation: Australian Culture, Society and Identity (ed.) and Border Crossings: Essays in Identity and Belonging (ed. with Leena Kurvet-Käosaar), are forthcoming in 2017.
Professor and Director
Centre for Digital Humanities (CDH)
University of Pune
Prof Thorat has a long and distinguished career as an academic, researcher and teacher. Among his numerous accomplishments are serving as Dean, University of Pune, Principal of Shri Sahu College, University of Pune and more recently as Director of the first Center for Digital Humanities, Pune. He is also a recipient of numerous awards and recognitions for his research as well as administrative excellence as a faculty member of the University of Pune. A detailed bio can be found here.
Professor of Communication and American Culture Studies
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio, USA
Radhika Gajjala (PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 1998) is Acting Director of the American Culture Studies Program and Professor of Media and Communication at Bowling Green State University, USA. She was Fulbright Professor in Digital Culture at University of Bergen, Norway for the year 2015-2016. In 2012, she was Senior Fulbright scholar at Soegijapranata Catholic University. She has researched non-profit organizations and also engaged in community partnerships with biracial communities in the U.S. She has been director of Women’s Studies and of American Culture studies programs at BGSU. Her work that engages themes related to globalization, digital labor, feminism and social justice. Published books include "Cyberculture and the Subaltern" (Lexington Press, 2012) and "Cyberselves: Feminist Ethnographies of South Asian Women" (Altamira, 2004). Co-edited collections include "Cyberfeminism 2.0" (2012), "Global Media Culture and Identity" (2011), "South Asian Technospaces"(2008) and "Webbing Cyberfeminist Practice" (2008). She is currently working on book length projects articles related to Philanthropy 2.0, Games for Change, Archives of Subalternity and Digital Humanities, Care-work and Affective Labor, South Asian Digital Diasporas and on DIY craft networks. A book length project on Philanthropy 2.0 – is due to be in-press in 2017.
Martin Paul Eve
Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing
Birkbeck, University of London
London, United Kingdom
Professor Martin Paul Eve is Chair of Literature, Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London. Previously he was a Senior Lecturer at Birkbeck, a Lecturer in English at the University of Lincoln, UK, and an Associate Tutor/Lecturer at the University of Sussex, where he completed his Ph.D. Martin specialises in contemporary American fiction (primarily the works of Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, Jennifer Egan, and David Foster Wallace), histories and philosophies of technology, evaluative cultures in the academy, and technological mutations in scholarly publishing. He is the author of four books, Pynchon and Philosophy: Wittgenstein, Foucault and Adorno (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014: 9781137405494), Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future (Cambridge University Press, 2014: 9781107484016), Password (Bloomsbury Academic, 2016: 9781501314872), and Literature Against Criticism: University English & Contemporary Fiction in Conflict (Open Book Publishers, 2016: 9781783742738). From 2015-2020, Martin is a member of the UK English Association’s Higher Education committee.
In addition, Martin is well-known for his work on open access and HE policy, appearing before the UK House of Commons Select Committee BIS Inquiry into Open Access, writing for the British Academy Policy Series on the topic, being a steering-group member of the OAPEN-UK project, the Jisc National Monograph Strategy Group, the SCONUL Strategy Group on Academic Content and Communications, the Open Knowledge Foundation’s Open Access Steering Group, the Jisc Scholarly Communications Advisory Group, the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation advisory board, the California Digital Library/University of California Press’s Humanities Book Infrastructure advisory board, and the HEFCE Open Access Monographs Expert Reference Panel (2014), the Universities UK OA Monographs Working Group (2016-), and founding the Open Library of Humanities.
Dra. Isabel Galina Russell
Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
Isabel Galina is currently a researcher at the Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas at the National University of Mexico (UNAM). With a background in English Literature and Electronic Publishing, her PhD research at University College London (UCL) was on the impact of electronic resources on scholarly communication and publishing. This led to a particular interest in new modes of scholarship and digital projects within the Humanities.At the UNAM she has been involved in numerous initiatives related to institutional repositories, digitization projects, electronic publishing and the use and visibility of digital resources. She is a founding member and current president of the Red de Humanidades Digitales (RedHD) which aims to promote and strengthen Digital Humanities with special emphasis on research and teaching in Spanish as well as the Latin American region in general.
Isabel Galina is currently head of the digital scholarship initiative at the Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas which also includes the National Library of Mexico (Biblioteca Nacional de México).
Digital Scholarship Coordinator
New York, USA
Alex Gil specializes in twentieth-century Caribbean literature and Digital Humanities, with an emphasis on textual studies. His recent research in Caribbean literature focuses on the works and legacy of Aimé Césaire. He is currently one of the editors of the critical genetic edition of Césaire's complete works forthcoming from Planète Libre in France. He has published in journals in Canada, France and the United States, while sustaining an open and robust online research presence. In 2010-2012 he was a fellow at the Scholars' Lab and NINES at the University of Virginia. He now serves as vice chair of the Global Outlook::Digital Humanities initiative and is actively engaged in several digital humanities projects at Columbia and around the world.
Dean of Research
Dr. Nishant Shah is the co-founder and Director-Research at the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore, India. He is an International Tandem Partner at the Centre for Digital Cultures, Leuphana University, Germany and a Knowledge Partner with the Hivos Knowledge Programme, The Netherlands. In these varied roles, he has been committed to producing infrastructure, frameworks and collaborations in the global south to understand and analyse the ways in which emergence and growth of digital technologies have shaped the contemporary social, political and cultural milieu. He is the principle researcher for a research programme that produced the four-volume anthology ‘Digital AlterNatives With a Cause?’ that examines the ways in which young people’s relationship with digital technologies produces changes in their immediate environments. Nishant is on the steering committee of the MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning Project (USA) as well as on the Media Art Histories collective (Latvia). He has been deeply involved with the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Consortium (Taiwan/S. Korea/Hong Kong) and is one of the key partners of the global Network of Centres for Internet and Society housed at the Berkman Centre for Internet & Society, USA. His academic and research publications reflect his political stance on open access and open knowledge infrastructure and are all available for free download and distribution under open license.
Professor of English
Director of Institute of Postcolonial Studies
University of Wroclow
Professor Dorota Kolodziejczyk is an active researcher in the areas of postcolonial studies with an emphasis on Eastern European studies and translations studies. She is also worked in the area of Indian postcolonial literature and is well published in the area. She also examines the intersection of postcolonial scholarship with disability studies and has been an active researcher and respondent for Autistic children. She, along with her husband, runs a special school for Autistic kids in Wroclow, Poland. She is also an active translator of scholarly research from English to Polish. She is on numerous editorial Boards of postcolonial studies journals and has been an active advisor for such projects in Poland and around the world. More details of her work can be found here.
Senior Fellow, International Institute for Digital Humanities Tokyo
Lecturer, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Tokyo
Kiyonori Nagasaki is a Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Digital Humanities in Tokyo. His main research interest is in the development of digital frameworks for collaboration in Buddhist studies. He is also engaging in investigation into the significance of digital methodology in Humanities and in promotion of DH activities in Japan. He has been participating in a number of Digital Humanities projects conducted at several institutions in Japan and abroad such as the University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, Osaka University, the National Diet Library, the National Museum of Ethnology, the National Institute of Japanese Language and Linguistics, the University of Tsukuba and the University of Hamburg. His activities also include postgraduate education in DH at the University of Tokyo as well as administrative tasks at several scholarly societies including the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities and the Japanese Association of Indian and Buddhist Studies.
Mag. / Research Manager, Network Facilitator / Cultural Lexicographer, Experimentalist
Eveline Wandl-Vogt is a cultural lexicographer, experimentalist; research manager at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities, coordinator of Lexicography Laboratory, and research manager in European initiatives (DARIAH-EU working groups initiator and co-cordinator; COST ENeL), is expert in several national and international committees. She has multidisciplinary academic background (German philology, Geography, Informatics, Dramatics, Teaching and Social Innovation), knowledge gained in international courses mainly in the fields of Lexicography, Data Curation, Design Thinking and Management. Eveline has outstanding expertise in leading digital transformation and innovation. She is an ambassador for Open Science and Open Innovation in Science, and applies it along the whole research process.She has long standing experience in knowledge transformation and science communication and offers trainings and internships since several years.Eveline is a network facilitator, e.g. exemplified by the multidisciplinary platform of the “Biodiversity and linguistic diversity project: A Collaborative Knowledge Discovery Environment”. Recently, her ongoing multidisciplinary Humanities projects are related to digital transformation of lexicographic projects, such as the Biographical Lexicon (APIS; 1955-) or a Non-Standard dictionary project (exploreAT!; 1911-), as well as exploiting advanced research infrastructures for the arts and humanities (DARIAH-Competence Centre).
Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities
King’s College, London
Paul Spence is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities at King's College London and has an educational background in Spanish & Spanish American studies, having also worked in journalism and teaching. In the past he has led digital research on a number of projects involving digital edition, user-generated content, innovative visualisation and digital publishing. He developed the multi-platform publishing framework xMod (now maintained by the King’s Digital Lab and renamed), which has been used on over 50 projects. His research currently focuses on digitally mediated knowledge creation, global perspectives on digital scholarship and the potential interplay between modern languages and digital culture. He leads the 'Digital Mediations' strand on the Language Acts and World-making project.
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