Digital Publishing in the Humanities : Perspectives from France and Canada

Organized at the University of Toronto in partnership with York University and the Consulate general
of France in Toronto, this day-long event will bring together members of the academic community interested in digital publishing of both French and Canadian humanities journals to share their approaches and learn from one another.

November 22, 2012 9:00am–5:00pm
OISE Library | 252 Bloor Street West | Ground Floor

Registration :


9:00 – 9:30 am  Coffee and tea available

9:30 – 9:40 am  Welcome: Claire Le Masne, Consulate General of France in Toronto & Julie Hannaford, University of Toronto Libraries

9:40 – 10:30 am  Plenary: Open Access and Digital Journals: A SSHRC Perspective Jean-Francois Fortin, Director, Research Portfolio, SSHRC

10:30 – 10:45 am Break

10:45 – 11:45 am  Panel Session 1: Digital Publishing: New Ways of Writing – Impact on Publishing Practices (production modes, editorial processes, changes to peer review, ability to work with new formats/multimedia)

Moderator: Dr. Robert Gibbs, Director, Jackman Humanities Institute


  • Sens Public, Gérard Wormser
  • Volume!, Jedediah Sklower
  • Etudes photographiques, Thierry Gervais
  • International Journal, Naomi Joseph
  • Topia, Jody Berland

11:45 am – 12:15 pm     Breakout Session 1

12:15 – 1:15 pm   Lunch

1:15 – 2:15 pm  Panel Session 2: Digital Revolution: New Ways of Reading – How Digital Publishing has Changed Audiences and Readership (enhanced possibilities for engagement with content)

Moderator: Pierre Mounier, Associate Director, OpenEdition


  • Tracés, Eric Monnet
  • Variations, Alex Neumann
  • Sens Public, Gérard Wormser
  • Women in Judaism, Dina Ripsman Eylon
  • Decolonization Indigeneity, Education & Society, Eric Ritskes

2:15 – 2:45 pm  Breakout Session 2

2.45 – 3:00 pm  Break

3:00 – 4:00 pm  Panel Session 3: Digital Publishing – Effects on Economics and Business Models

Moderator: Andrea Kosavic, Digital Initiatives Librarian, York University


  • Tracés, Eric Monnet
  • Etudes photographiques, Thierry Gervais
  • Social Policy, Sandra Bialystok
  • University of Toronto Press, Sylvia Hunter

4:00 – 4:30 pm Breakout Session 3

4:30 – 5:00 pm  Wrap Up

Cite this blog post
Pierre Mounier (2012, November 13). Digital Publishing in the Humanities : Perspectives from France and Canada. Open Electronic Publishing. Retrieved June 18, 2024, from

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