Scholarly Communication

Past, present and future of knowledge inscription

Brill’s Scholarly Communication offers a new venue for original studies into the mutual shaping of reading, writing and scholarship in the past, present and future. It also welcomes manuscripts that interrogate this mutual shaping with respect to science. The series aims to bring together insights into the literate nature of scholarship and scholarly activity from across the entire spectrum of social sciences and humanities disciplines, emphasizing work aimed at understanding change in reading, writing and scholarship. The focus in this series is less on disciplinary specificities than it is on topical and imaginative contributions to scholarly literacy in the widest sense. English is presupposed.

Biographical Note

Adriaan van der Weel (PhD 1998 in Literature, University of Leiden), holds the Bohn chair of modern Dutch book history in the Department of Book and Digital Media Studies. He is an editor of Digital Humanities Quarterly, and the Brill book series on Scholarly Communication. Ernst D. Thoutenhoofd, (PhD 1996 in Sociology and Social Policy, University of Durham, UK), is currently senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of Gothenburg. His work focuses on knowledge differentiation through theories of learning and the categorisation of learners and learning. Ray Siemens (PhD 1997 in English Literature, University of British Columbia), is Canada Research Chair in Humanities Computing at the University of Victoria, and Professor of English with appointment in Computer Science. His work focuses on the connections between computational method and humanities practice.

Editorial Board

Series Editors Adriaan van der Weel, Leiden University, Netherlands Ernst Thoutenhoofd, University of Groningen, Netherlands Ray Siemens, University of Victoria, Canada Editorial Board Marco Beretta, University of Bologna, Italy Amy Friedlander, Washington, DC USA Steve Fuller, University of Warwick, UK Chuck Henry, Council on Library and Information Resources, USA Willard McCarty, King’s College London, UK / University of Western Sydney, Australia Mariya Mitova, Leiden, The Netherlands Patrik Svensson, Umeå University, Sweden Melissa Terras, University College London, UK John Willinsky, Stanford University, USA Paul Wouters, Leiden University, The Netherlands


All those with an interest in reading and writing as scholarly work, and in academic text and publications as products and resources of scholarship. It also targets researchers studying the past, present and future of scholarship and scientific research.