Call for Chapter Proposals

Shaping Online Spaces Through Online Humanities Curriculum | Proposal Deadline:
November 12, 2021


This book will take a strategic look at what we have learned about online teaching and learning in the humanities in this unprecedented time. Covid plunged large numbers of students and faculty into online learning with little to no warning or experience. This leaves a ripe situation to assess how far online learning has come, what pitfalls people experienced, what new insights emerged, and new thoughts for future development. In particular the text will examine the kinds of spaces humanities faculty created. There is a list of topics below, but creative and related topics will also be considered.


The main goal of this text is to reexamine online learning best practice in the context of the Covid pandemic. How do we create effective online spaces for humanities classes? Are these spaces inclusive? Do these online spaces suit learning outcomes? From the initial rush to put courses online to the new ways faculty created educational spaces for their students, the text will highlight successes and failures as well as suggest future ideas to produce excellent online education in humanities disciplines.

Target Audience

The target audience is faculty in humanities disciplines primarily in higher education, but also for lower course grades.

Recommended Topics

**In the rush to put classes online, what did we learn about transferring content from face to face to online. Can you “just put a class online?” **Envisioning digital space on its own terms and not as an arm of a traditional classroom **Diversity and inclusion/Universal Design **University support for online learning. Resources needed for creating effective online learning spaces **Student responses, successes, failures, feelings **Successes and failure in shaping effective online spaces **Creating effective online orientation materials **Deliberately teaching students to learn in online spaces **Types of assignments most suited to online learning **Before and after/ How was content delivered face to face and what did it look like online **Before and after assignments **Differences in online strategies across disciplines and platforms **Student success online–driving factors, contributing factors, is there any consensus? **Future of online learning–what could spaces look like in the future, groundbreaking ideas to improve online learning **Should online learning outcomes differ from face to face **Creative uses for digital research and activity–museums, travel sites, etc. **Hybrid teaching **Flex teaching **Change in faculty views on online learning **What are we asking of faculty–is online harder or easier to teach–should there be more or less pay **Adjuncts teaching online

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before November 12, 2021, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by November 26, 2021 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by December 26, 2021, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

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Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Shaping Online Spaces Through Online Humanities Curriculum. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.