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Kathleen Fitzpatrick Lecture – Humanities Publishing Workshop

Nov 2, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Universities and their affiliated publishing landscapes continue to change rapidly. In the arts and humanities, presses, libraries, and humanities centers have all played different roles in publishing and dissemination. Open access and community-engaged efforts continue to redefine our work.

How might we reimagine these roles in this space of change? How do we attend to the mission of the university for humanities research generation and sharing? Join us for a two-day conversation about publishing in the humanities as we map out current roles and imagine new processes at the center, library, university, press, and regional university system levels.

Includes conversation and guidance from:

  • Kathleen Fitzpatrick

Director of Digital Humanities and Professor of English, Director of MESH, Director of Humanities Commons, Michigan State University



Golda Meir Conference Center, 4th floor

Kathleen Fitzpatrick, “Building a More Generous University: Collaboration, Community, Solidarity”

“Universities, which bear enormous responsibility for the future health of our nation, are too often perceived to be at odds with the publics they are intended to serve. Recentering the university’s public purpose in a mode of generosity may help us rebuild that lost trust. In order to do so, however, those of us who work on campus — faculty, staff, and students alike — need to consider how making our work more open might create opportunities for building the kinds of community, and even solidarity, that can not only allow us to better serve our publics but also encourage those publics to join us in strengthening our institutions.”


Free and open to the public. Includes refreshments, coffee, and tea on each day. REGISTER HERE.


Traveling to Milwaukee?

We welcome visitors who can travel to Milwaukee for this special workshop event. All parts of the event are free and open to the public, with the last portion of the workshop dedicated to time mapping out current and dream publishing infrastructures for humanities-based research and learning. In-person attendance helps make that mapping and workshopping possible – especially in conversation with regional and national systems.

Recommended airport: Milwaukee International Airport. (O’Hare International has access to a train that can take visitors from Chicago to Milwaukee).

Recommended hotel: Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel


Workshop made possible by the Consortium for Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) and the UWM College of Letters & Sciences. Thursday lecture made possible by UWM Libraries.


Golda Meir Library
2311 E Hartford Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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