The new Goldsmiths Press aims to recognise and mobilise the need for new forms of academic publishing in the digital age.
These debates in part emerge out of the increasing desire for modes of circulating academic work that don’t depend on words alone. How, for example, might practice research be disseminated? To what publics? How might a focus on the process as well as outputs of research change publishing and ways of ‘reading’ and interacting with published work?
To facilitate the exploration of such questions, the Press will publish print books as well as ebooks, apps and online resources.
Goldsmiths Press has launched with Les Back’s book, Academic Diary: Or Why Higher Education Still Matters.
And Director of the Press, Professor Sarah Kember’s inaugural lecture – Why publish? The politics of communication in perishing times – asks how a new generation of independent and university presses can reinvent what counts in scholarly and artistic practice.