What does the future of scholarly publishing in religious studies look like? What are the respective advantages of publishing a “traditional” monograph versus an online reference work or multimodal project? What kinds of internal and external pressures come into play when non-tenured scholars consider publishing multimodal projects? What are the advantages and disadvantages of collaboratively authored projects? How important is Open Access? What useful services can traditional academic publishers still offer, and what would researchers prefer to do themselves? What are the advantages of open peer review over traditional peer review? What is the relationship between blogging, social media presence, and peer-reviewed publication? Why are scholars of religion not a more active presence in the Digital Humanities generally?
This session proposes to discuss these and related questions as well as offer a whirlwind tour of some interesting work-in-progress at the juncture of religion and multimodal publication.