This inaugural issue of The Independent Scholar, an online peer-reviewed journal, is based on papers developed from those presented at the NCIS 25th Anniversary Conference in June 2015, with the theme of 'Traditions and Transitions: Independent Scholars and the Digital Landscape.'
In this issue, authors engage with the conference theme in several disciplines: Yvonne Groseil takes a look at the growing adjunct activism in “A Future for Adjuncts: From Plight to Flight,” Barbara Williams Ellertson and Janet Seiz examine the overlooked imagery of the book in Renaissance Art, while Toni Vogel Carey examines town-gown relations in the Scottish Enlightenment and Piri Halasz gives a unique insight into 'Swinging London' of the 1960s; all these papers are informed by digital media and resources which were not available to previous generations of scholars. As well as these four critical essays, four book reviews highlight recent publications by NCIS members.
All members of NCIS and its affiliate organizations are eligible to submit manuscripts to TIS for peer review at any time, and a formal CFP will also go out in January each year.
'Traditions and Transitions': Special Conference Issue, Volume 1 (December 2015) <Download PDF>