Humanities Commons Network to Expand to New STEM-Focused Commons
Humanities Commons, an online open-source platform hosted and sustained by Michigan State University and used by thousands of humanities scholars and practitioners around the world, was awarded a three-year, $1,249,282 grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a Commons that focuses on STEM.
Led by Kathleen Fitzpatrick, director of digital humanities and professor of English at Michigan State University, Humanities Commons facilitates communication and collaboration among humanities scholars and practitioners, enabling them to engage in discussions and to share articles, presentations, and other scholarly materials. Members also create online professional profiles to connect with others and to share their work more broadly.
Up until its introduction, there was nothing like Humanities Commons in the humanities field. Networks existed for sharing preprints and working papers in science and social science fields, but nothing like that in the humanities. Now six years after it was established in December 2016 by the Modern Language Association, Humanities Commons will expand its network with the DBER+ Commons, or Discipline-Based Education Research Plus, project.
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