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Cluster's Open Access Book Series in HTML

13. Sep. 2017

The second volume in the open access book series "Heidelberg Studies in Transculturality" is called "The Transformative Power of the Copy - A Transcultural and Interdisciplinary Approach" and was edited by former Cluster members Prof. Philipp W. Stockhammer and Dr. Corinna Forberg. It is equipped with an interactive HTML version and was recently published on the homepage of Heidelberg University Publishing (HeiUP).

"I am delighted with the publication of this volume," says Dr. Andrea Hacker, Managing Editor at the Cluster. “The research is highly relevant and is presented beautifully in two different digital formats – PDF and HTML. Particularly the latter showcases the added value that books in the humanities and social sciences gain from our innovative display."

She continues to explain: "Reading is no longer a strictly linear experience; the two-dimensional display allows the reader to interact with supplementary information such as table of content, illustrations, references, and information about the authors. This makes our series something rather special. The nice thing is that the traditional way of publishing is not excluded: all our volumes are available for purchase as hard- and softcovers."

"The Transformative Power of the Copy - A Transcultural and Interdisciplinary Approach" offers a fresh perspective on the copy and the practice of copying, two topics that, while the focus of much academic discussion in recent decades, have been underrepresented in the discourse on transculturality. Here, experts from a wide range of academic disciplines present their views on the copy from a transcultural perspective, seeking not to define the copy uniformly, but to reveal its dynamic and transformative power. The copy and the practice of copying are thus presented as constituents of transculturality via thought-provoking contributions on topics spanning time periods from antiquity to the present, and regions from Asia to Europe. In so doing, these contributions aim to create the basis for a novel, interdisciplinary discourse on the copy and its transcultural impact throughout history.

Heidelberg Studies in Transculturality is funded by a grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG). The series publishes research that coincides with the Cluster's aim of establishing a "morphology of flows and circulations" that concentrates on "exploring the specific dynamics of transcultural interactions." Book projects that strengthen this dialog, both within and across disciplines, are ideally suited for such a venue.

Heidelberg University Publishing (heiUP) is an open access publisher of high-quality, peer-reviewed academic works. It endorses open access as a publishing model to distribute outstanding research results and uses open source software for the collaborative development of underlying publishing technologies.


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