Open Access Futures in the Humanities and Social Sciences

A one day conference for social science researchers presented by SAGE and the LSE
In association with the British Academy and Academy of Social Sciences

Thursday 24th October 2013
Senate House, London
10am-5pm followed by a drinks reception

Attendance is free, but places are limited
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OA conference

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The LSE Public Policy Group and SAGE, in association with the British Academy and the Academy of Social Sciences, present this must-attend event for humanities and social science researchers as part of Open Access Week 2013.

Focusing on the opportunities and challenges that open access presents for the humanities and social sciences, the conference will provide stimulating contributions from all sides of the OA debate, with the goal of encouraging and shaping HSS-relevant engagement. Featuring panellists from academia, funders, publishers and learned societies, it will address the foundational questions of ‘Why Open Access?’ and ‘What type of Open?’ before considering the potential benefits that OA could provide for HSS and the possible routes towards more open futures.

Leading up to the event, the LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog will also be covering the on-going discussion over open access in the humanities and social sciences. Join in on the debate at

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Nigel Vincent (Professor Emeritus of General & Romance Linguistics, University of Manchester and British Academy Vice President, Research and Higher Education)
  • Adam Tickell (Pro Vice Chancellor, Research, Birmingham and Finch Committee member)
  • Caroline Edwards (Lecturer, Lincoln School of Humanities and Founder, Open Library of Humanities)
  • Paul Kirby (Lecturer in International Security International Relations, University of Sussex and author, Disorder of Things blog)
  • Ziyad Marar (Global Publishing Director, SAGE)
  • Charlotte Waelde (Chair in Intellectual Property Law, University of Exeter)
  • Paul Ayris (Director of UCL Library Services & UCL Copyright Officer)
  • Ian Mulvany (Head of Technology, eLife)

Attendance is free but places are strictly limited.

Book your ticket now:

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