A few weeks ago Karin Wulf wrote a guest post for us on the fundamental differences between humanities scholarship and the way journals work in the sciences. It’s since been one of our more popular posts. The journals conversation tends to be dominated by the sciences — likely because of the enormous amounts of funding that pour into research laboratories. Because of this, Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) journals suddenly find themselves held to rules and mandates that are inappropriate at best, and unsustainable at worst because they were created by and for the scientists.
The HSS research community needs to have their voice heard in the conversation, and so I was very happy when Karin accepted our invitation to join us as regular blogger. Karin is the Director of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, which has been publishing the William and Mary Quarterly, the leading journal in early American scholarship, and books with the University of North Carolina Press, since 1943. Karin is also an active researcher, a Professor of History at the College of William & Mary, and her research focuses on women, gender and family in the early modern British Atlantic.
Please join me in welcoming Karin to the Kitchen!