The Humanities in the Digital Age: Access, Equality and Education

6.11.2015 -
10:15 - 12:00
SKS, Great Hall, Hallituskatu 1, Helsinki
Lisätietoa:, p. 0201 131 231 / viestintä

Public lecture


  • Welcome to the SKS, Secretary General Tuomas M. S. Lehtonen, Finnish Literature Society
  • Opening words, Professor Tiina Onikki-Rantajääskö, University of Helsinki
  • The Humanities in the Digital Age: Access, Equality and Education, Dr. Martin Paul Eve, Birkbeck Centre for Technology and Publishing, University of London 
  • Releasing of SKS’s Open Access report, Project coordinator Niklas Alén, Finnish Literature Society


You are warmly welcome! Free admission.

You can follow the event live on the website

The event is organized by Multidisciplinary Terminology Project in the Humanities and Finnish Literature Society, and funded by University of Helsinki Faculty of Arts.


Dr. Martin Paul Eve, Birkbeck, University of London
The Humanities in the Digital Age: Access, Equality and Education
The way in which researchers publish their work is undergoing a profound transformation. The introduction of digital technologies that shift the cost of publishing to the labour to first copy, rather than in the actual dissemination, changes the research-publication landscape. Where previously scholars committed their work to journals that were printed and sold (to small audiences), with the advent of the internet and the world wide web comes the possibility of giving free access to anybody who is interested, not just to those who can pay.

In this talk, Dr. Martin Paul Eve will explore the contexts and controversies that sit behind so-called "open-access" publishing and present alternative models for the future of research communication.

Dr. Martin Paul Eve is Senior Lecturer in Literature, Technology and Publishing in Birkbeck, University of London, and director of the Birkbeck Centre for Technology and Publishing. Dr. Eve’s is the author of the book Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future (2014). He is also the founder of the Open Library of the Humanities (, which is an international open access platform for peer-reviewed academic publications. The OLH is funded by an international library consortium.