The Accessible Academic is the first electronic resource of its kind that makes Humanities research accessible to the general public. Why let all those great ideas just sit in journals? TAA gives Humanities scholarship life in the real world because open access to ideas can empower people and organizations.
The Open Access movement started in the 1990s to make academic journal articles available to all. Science and health care researchers are making that information accessible to all. New services like STM Digest provide lay summaries of its science research. Inspired by these movements, The Accessible Academic focuses on Humanities research, which is more important than ever in today’s world.
The Accessible Academic curates some of the best peer-reviewed studies, reports, and analyses on timely Humanities research topics. TAA cites, summarizes, and provides take-away bites of information and makes it all available to everyone.
Research areas include:
- Cultural Studies (race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, etc.)
- Literature (Books still matter)
- Philosophy (The big questions)
- Religion (A central theme in human affairs today)
- Musicology (Music, power, social change)
- History (Understanding where we came from)
- Archaeology (Cultural artifacts and idea diffusion)
- Anthropology (Civilizations)
- Communication Studies (Human communication is more than social media)
- Classical Studies (The Classics actually have relevance today)
- Law (Where legal considerations intersect everyday lives)
- Semiotics (Signs, signs, and more signs)
- Linguistics (Language and structure)
The Accessible Academic is a part of TheAccessibleResearchProject.org, which is dedicated to connecting useful academic research findings with real people to make a difference in real lives.
Contact TAA at theaccessibleacademic <at> gmail <dot> com if you’d like TAA to consider a study not yet curated or a topic not yet included. Or, just email with a question, comment, or suggestion.