Epoiesen_1_COVER_DIGITAL02-01Through the talents, persistence, and enthusiasm of Bill Caraher, Epoiesen Annual Volume 1 went live yesterday! Over 100 pages of throught provoking creative engagement with history and archaeology. Epoiesen is a fully open-access journal published in conjunction with MacOdrum Library.

Not only is it open access, but the journal is also open to experiments and prototypes for what scholarly work can be in the humanities. ‘Epoiesen’ comes from the ancient Greek for ‘made’, as in, ‘Nikothenes made this’, a formula scrawled on Black and Red Figure pottery as potters and artists competed to enhance their craft.

The journal publishes what might be thought of as the ‘paradata’ – the scholarly work involved in creating creative non-traditional works that advance a scholarly argument. The first four pieces include photoessays, interactive fictions, and a Twitter essay. Pieces on Epoiesen are peer-reviewed openly, with the Respondents writing reflections that engage with the piece to advance the conversation. Finally, Epoiesen is equipped with the Hypothes.is web annotation framework, allowing word-level annotations and discussion on the page itself.

For more information, contact Shawn Graham at shawn.graham@carleton.ca