CFP: Book Proposals for New Humanities List (Emerald Publishing)
Emerald Publishing (2018 IPG Academic & Professional Publisher of the Year) is pleased to announce investment in a new Humanities book programme. Our commitment to interdisciplinary research means that we are moving into the Humanities for the first time, building new lists primarily in three exciting and increasingly important areas:
· Health and Medical Humanities – the list will take a broad approach to include research which links the arts and humanities with health and social care, the application of arts and humanities to the education and training of medical professionals and practitioners, the history of medicine, narrative medicine, literature and medicine, philosophy of medicine, graphic medicine and bioethics (amongst other areas).
· Digital Humanities and Digital Cultures – research which explores the intersection of humanities and scholarly communication with new digital tools, technologies and methods
· Environmental Humanities – including environmental literature, ecocriticism, environmental history, environmental philosophy and environmental anthropology
We are developing new book series in each of these areas and actively commissioning stand-alone book projects (covering research monographs and edited collections, short-form Emerald Points books, and reference works such as handbooks and encyclopaedias).
Our Humanities lists will champion quality scholarship, fresh thinking and new approaches which have the potential to shape research and practice beyond the academy.
Please do get in touch with our Humanities Publisher (Ben Doyle) at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a book or series idea you’d like discuss.
I am an associate professor in occupational therapy and I recently completed a book that emphasizes both environmental concerns (climate change related Lyme disease) and medical humanities. The book, The Bite of a Tick, is a series of connected stories about my home health patients with an overview of my personal battle with Lyme disease and the lack of humanities in health care. It is both a first person experience of illness and a modern endemic and a reflection and personal example of the need for a more humanistic approach to health care.
I am also a doctoral student studying the use of stories in the classroom to facilitate empathy and narrative reasoning skills in occupational therapy students.
I would be grateful for any ideas or possibilities regarding my manuscript.
Cavenaugh Kelly, MS, OTR/L
Please reply to Ben Doyle via the email provided in this blog post.
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