CEU Press reaches target for fifth book funded by Opening the Future programme

Posted by on Dec. 16, 2021 at 1127

Slated for release in January 2022, we’re pleased to announce the title of another monograph that will be published fully open access (OA) by CEU Press: Staged Otherness: Ethnic Shows in Central and Eastern Europe, 1850–1939, edited by Dagnosław Demski and Dominika Czarnecka.

Thanks to library support through our Opening the Future (OtF) model, this book is the fifth one to accrue enough funding to allow us to make it freely accessible, without paywalls. January will see several new CEU Press OA titles released, all funded by OtF.

Staged Otherness demonstrates the complexities in analysing the portrayal of non-European people in front of European audiences. The book focuses on the hitherto unexplored ethnic shows in Central and Eastern Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries that reshaped, developed and contested the Western models.

Opening the Future at CEU Press is a cost-effective way for libraries to increase their digital collections on the history and culture of Central and Eastern Europe and the former communist countries. Subscribing libraries get unlimited multi-user access to curated packages of backlist books, with perpetual access after three years. The Press uses membership funds solely to produce new frontlist titles like Staged Otherness in OA format. All OA titles will be available via Project MUSE, OAPEN, and the ORL.

Further titles will be announced soon and advance notice will be given to avoid any double-dipping. We are recording our progress along with our plans for OA books in 2022 on the website at https://ceup.openingthefuture.net/forthcoming/.

If you would like to know more about becoming a member of Opening the Future, you can read more about the programme and benefits on the website where there's even a 60 second animation explaining the programme, or contact Emily Poznanski, CEU Press Director, on PoznanskiE@press.ceu.edu