HC User Spotlight: Luís Henriques

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Luís Henriques is a musicologist and PhD candidate at the University of Évora. In this special birthday-edition HC User Spotlight, he reflects on how he has used CORE (over 250 deposits!) and sites hosted on the Commons to share his work.

I joined the Humanities Commons community in early 2017. The platform had launched in late 2016, so it was still in a very initial stage with not many users. I remember that at the time I was disappointed with surge of commercial advertisement and the introduction of a “premium” feature in academia.edu, where I had all of my research output. After reading an article posted by a senior scholar and user of that website where he raised some interesting questions for reflection, I started looking for a non-commercial platform. I found a 3-minute video of Nicky Agate at OpenCon 2016 on the The Right to Research Coalition YouTube channel. This led me to search for HC and found the website. In short, this is the story of me finding the Humanities Commons website. Continue reading “HC User Spotlight: Luís Henriques”

Top CORE Deposits of October 2019

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The most downloaded CORE deposits in October 2019 included books, articles, and five syllabi—on topics ranging from American horror films to women’s medical writing:

  1. James Gifford, Modernism. Syllabus.
  2. Caitlin Duffy, EGL 194: Intro to Film. Syllabus.
  3. Edith Hall, The Return of Ulysses: A Cultural History of Homer’s Odyssey. Book.
  4. Ilana Gershon, “Media Ideologies: An Introduction.” Article.
  5. Ayesha Majid, “Marketing strategy of Lenovo laptops.” Report.
  6. Anastasia Salter, Introduction to Texts & Technology. Syllabus.
  7. Titus Stahl, “What is Immanent Critique?” Article.
  8. Rebecca Ruth Gould, Theorising Violence: Colonial Encounters and Anticolonial Reactions. Syllabus.
  9. Oscar Martinez-Peñate, El Salvador Sociología General. Book.
  10. Krista Roberts, Women Medical Writers/Writing Women’s Medicine. Syllabus.

Most Downloaded CORE Deposits in September 2019

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The most downloaded work in CORE last month:

  1. Oscar Martinez-Peñate, El Salvador Sociología General. Book.
  2. Titus Stahl, “What is Immanent Critique?” Article.
  3. Ayesha Majid, “Marketing strategy of Lenovo laptops.” Report.
  4. Ilana Gershon, “Media Ideologies: An Introduction.” Article.
  5. Hanna de Vries, “Collective nouns.” Book chapter.
  6. Edith Hall, The Return of Ulysses: A Cultural History of Homer’s Odyssey. Book.
  7. Anastasia Salter, Introduction to Texts & Technology. Syllabus.
  8. David Bawden and Lyn Robinson, “Library and Information Science.” Encyclopaedia article.
  9. James Gifford, Modernism. Syllabus.
  10. James E. Dobson, ENGL64.05: Cultural Analytics. Syllabus.

August 2019’s Most Downloaded CORE Deposits

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The most downloaded works in CORE in August 2019:

  1. Oscar Martinez-Peñate, El Salvador Sociología General. Book.
  2. Matthew Kirschenbaum, ENGL 479P: BookLab. Syllabus.
  3. Titus Stahl, “What is Immanent Critique?” Article.
  4. Ilana Gershon, “Media Ideologies: An Introduction.” Article.
  5. Hanna de Vries, “Collective nouns.” Book chapter.
  6. Ayesha Majid, “Marketing strategy of Lenovo laptops.” Report.
  7. Shawn Graham, EX FIGLINIS: The Network Dynamics of the Tiber Valley Brick Industry in the Hinterland of Rome. Book.
  8. Cameron Neylon, “Research excellence is a neo-colonial agenda (and what might be done about it).” Book chapter.
  9. Brigitte Fielder, “Animal Humanism: Race, Species, and Affective Kinship in Nineteenth-Century Abolitionism.” Article.
  10. Johann-Mattis List, Pragmatics of Language Evolution. Book.

Top CORE Deposits of July 2019

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The most downloaded CORE deposits in July cover diverse topics, from computer science research to the racial politics of music history:

  1. Oscar Martinez-Peñate, El Salvador Sociología General. Book.
  2. Nicholas Rinehart, “Black Beethoven and the Racial Politics of Music History.” Article.
  3. Ayesha Majid, “Marketing strategy of Lenovo laptops.” Report.
  4. Titus Stahl, “What is Immanent Critique?” Article.
  5. Ilana Gershon, “Media Ideologies: An Introduction.” Article.
  6. Hanna de Vries, “Collective nouns.” Book chapter.
  7. Camille Akmut, “An Introduction to Computer Science Research.” Bibliography.
  8. Marlene Manoff, “Archive and Library,” Essay.
  9. David Bawden, “The Dark Side of Information: Overload, Anxiety and Other Paradoxes and Pathologies.” Article.
  10. Brigitte Fielder, “Animal Humanism: Race, Species, and Affective Kinship in Nineteenth-Century Abolitionism.” Article.

June’s Most Downloaded in CORE

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Top downloads in June 2019 include syllabi, books, white papers, and more:

  1. Oscar Martinez-Peñate, El Salvador Sociología General. Book.
  2. Iris Agmon, “On the Civil Struggle of Academics in Turkey: The Peace Petition Signers.” Article.
  3. Ilana Gershon, “Media Ideologies: An Introduction.” Article.
  4. Titus Stahl, “What is Immanent Critique?” Article.
  5. Ayesha Majid, “Marketing strategy of Lenovo laptops.” Report.
  6. Brian O’Leary and Kevin Hawkins, Exploring Open Access Ebook Usage, ed. Charles Watkinson, Lucy Montgomery, Cameron Neylon, and Katherine Skinner. White paper.
  7. Brigitte Fielder, “Animal Humanism: Race, Species, and Affective Kinship in Nineteenth-Century Abolitionism.” Article.
  8. Justin M Power, Guido W Grimm, and Johann-Mattis List, “Evolutionary Dynamics in the Dispersal of Sign Languages.” Article.
  9. Nicholas Rinehart, “Black Beethoven and the Racial Politics of Music History.” Article.
  10. Sergio Cigada, Études sur le Symbolisme, edited by Marisa Verna. Book.
  11. Alison Booth, Brandon Walsh, Digital Literary Studies Syllabus. Syllabus.
  12. Erika Supria Honisch, Historical Sound Studies Seminar Syllabus. Syllabus.
  13. David Bawden, “The Dark Side of Information: Overload, Anxiety and Other Paradoxes and Pathologies.” Article.
  14. Elton Barker and Joel Christensen, A Beginner’s Guide to Homer. Book.
  15. Isaías Albertin de Moraes, “A Imigração Haitiana para o Brasil: Causas e Desafios.” Article.

May’s Most Downloaded Work in CORE

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The most downloaded work in May 2019 included a white paper on open access ebook usage and a digital literary studies syllabus.

  1. Brian O’Leary and Kevin Hawkins, Exploring Open Access Ebook Usage, ed. Charles Watkinson, Lucy Montgomery, Cameron Neylon, and Katherine Skinner. White paper.
  2. Brigitte Fielder, “Animal Humanism: Race, Species, and Affective Kinship in Nineteenth-Century Abolitionism.” Article.
  3. Sergio Cigada, Études sur le Symbolisme, edited by Marisa Verna. Book.
  4. Titus Stahl, “What is Immanent Critique?” Article.
  5. Ilana Gershon, “Media Ideologies: An Introduction.” Article.
  6. Oscar Martinez-Peñate, El Salvador Sociología General. Book.
  7. Nicholas Rinehart, “Black Beethoven and the Racial Politics of Music History.” Article.
  8. Ayesha Majid, “Marketing strategy of Lenovo laptops.” Report.
  9. Alison Booth, Brandon Walsh, Digital Literary Studies Syllabus. Syllabus.
  10. Samuel Moore, Common Struggles: Policy-based vs. Scholar-led Approaches to Open Access in the Humanities. Thesis.

April’s Most Downloaded Work in CORE

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April’s top CORE downloads include an article on a short story by Hisaye Yamamoto and a sociological book on El Salvador.

  1. Brigitte Fielder, “Animal Humanism: Race, Species, and Affective Kinship in Nineteenth-Century Abolitionism.” Article.
  2. Nicholas Rinehart, “Black Beethoven and the Racial Politics of Music History.” Article.
  3. Oscar Martinez-Peñate, El Salvador Sociología General. Book.
  4. Ilana Gershon, “Media Ideologies: An Introduction.” Article.
  5. Titus Stahl, “What is Immanent Critique?” Article.
  6. Ayesha Majid, “Marketing strategy of Lenovo laptops.” Report.
  7. Sergio Cigada, Études sur le Symbolisme, edited by Marisa Verna. Book.
  8. David Bawden, “The Dark Side of Information: Overload, Anxiety and Other Paradoxes and Pathologies.” Article.
  9. Liam Hogan, Laura McAtackney, Matthew Reilly, “The Irish in the Anglo-Caribbean: Servants or Slaves?” Article.
  10. Cynthia Wu, “Asian American Feminism’s Alliances with Men: Reading Hisaye Yamamoto’s ‘Seventeen Syllables’ as an Antidraft Tract.” Article.