On Open Books and Fluid Humanities

  • Janneke Adema Coventry University
Keywords: Open access, Open content, Open books, Online content, Fluidity


In light of the recent shift toward increasingly open access to scholarly work,
particularly online content, this article examines the concept of openness and the
potential to reuse, adapt, modify, and remix online material in the production and
consumption of knowledge within the humanities. To this end, the theoretical and
practical applications of authorship, stability, and authority are explored, in addition
to those of archive, selection, and agency in an attempt to devise a concept of the book
built upon fluidity.

Author Biography

Janneke Adema, Coventry University
Janneke Adema is a PhD candidate in Media and Communication at Coventry University, Priory Street , Coventry, UK CV1 5FB