Arts & Humanities

Definition Under Debate: What Makes a Museum?

When the International Commission of Museums (ICOM) proposed a new museum definition three years ago, a furor erupted. This August, the discussion will continue and come to a vote. Will the divided community find common ground this time?

Arts & Humanities

Neuroenhancement: Curse or Blessing?

Pharmacological or technical neuroenhancement, also infamously known as “brain doping”, can improve cognitive functions such as concentration, mood, or creativity. However, the question of whether such interventions affect our autonomy and authenticity has become a matter of current ethical and philosophical debate.

Academia & Publishing

How to Write an Academic Book Proposal: 6 Questions for Laura Portwood-Stacer

You want to convince a publisher that your scholarly book project is exactly what they need? Then crafting a compelling book proposal should be at the top of your priority list. Laura Portwood-Stacer has helped hundreds of academics do just that. We asked the publishing consultant and developmental editor your most burning questions.

Academia & Publishing

De Gruyter’s 10th Open Access Book Anniversary: Alexandra Chiriac and Her Winning Title “Performing Modernism”

To mark the 10th anniversary of our first Open Access book publication, we launched a call for book proposals. One of the competition’s 10 winners is art and design historian Alexandra Chiriac. In a short interview, she introduces herself and her monograph.