2022 From now on you can read our new Dutch journal Handelingen (‘Acts’) free online in diamond open access on our website here or directly on www.handelingen.com. Never want to miss an issue? Subscribe to the newsletter here.
Handelingen (‘Acts’) is an academic journal for researchers, lecturers, students and professionals written to keep them abreast of the current state of teaching and research in practical theology and religious studies. The journal showcases the relevance of knowledge and educational innovation to the themes, questions and problems that concern religion, care, education and governance. The contributions promote an independent and critical assessment of the current ecclesiastical, religious and ideological developments in society for the benefit of pastors, spiritual carers, teachers of religion and other theologians and religious academics. Every issue centres on a practical, relevant religious theme in the public domain, with contributions from relevant experts within and outside the field. The starting point is that contributions should appeal to readers on an academic level, and in an attractive and relevant format. Handelingen is the journal for academics and professionals involved in practical theology and religious studies that informs, engages and stimulates discussion about religion, spirituality, meaning, orientation in life and community forming.
Vanaf nu is ons nieuwe tijdschrift Handelingen gratis te lezen in diamond open access op onze website hier of direct op www.handelingen.com. Nooit meer een nummer missen? Aanmelden voor de nieuwsbrief kan hier.
Handelingen is een academisch tijdschrift dat onderzoekers, opleiders, studenten en professionals op de hoogte houdt van de voortgang in onderwijs en onderzoek in het vakgebied van de praktische theologie en religiewetenschap. Het tijdschrift toont de relevantie van kennis- en onderwijsvernieuwing aan voor thema’s, vragen en problemen in werkvelden van kerk, zorg, onderwijs en bestuur. De bijdragen bevorderen een onafhankelijke en kritische beoordeling van actuele kerkelijke, religieuze en levensbeschouwelijke ontwikkelingen in de samenleving ten dienste van het professionele handelen van pastores, geestelijk verzorgers, godsdienstleraren en andere beroepsmatig betrokken theologen en religiewetenschappers. Telkens staat een praktisch relevant thema centraal over religie in het publieke domein dat besproken wordt door ter zake deskundigen binnen en buiten het eigen vakgebied. Uitgangspunt is dat de bijdragen de lezers op een academisch niveau aanspreken in een aantrekkelijk en relevant format. Handelingen is daarmee het vakblad van academici en professionals in de praktische theologie en religiewetenschap dat informeert, contacteert en stimuleert op terreinen van religie, spiritualiteit, zingeving, levensoriëntatie en gemeenschapsvorming.
2022 From now on you can read our new Dutch journal Religie & Samenleving (‘Religion & Society’) free online in diamond open access on our website here or directly on http://religiesamenleving.nl. Never want to miss an issue? Subscribe to the newsletter here .
Religie & Samenleving (‘Religion & Society’) aims to provide a platform for those who study the changes in religion and religious organisations in the last two centuries of European society. The journal wants to contribute to the debate on the role of religion in today’s society. Religie & Samenleving adopts a multidisciplinary approach in order to stimulate discourse within the social sciences and between academia and society. From this perspective, it also seeks to inform policymakers and the interested public about the changes in religion in relation to social, cultural and historical contexts. The journal thus aims to provide a place for accessible academic articles from a variety of disciplines, as well as essay contributions.
Vanaf nu is ons nieuwe tijdschrift Religie & Samenleving gratis te lezen in diamond open access op onze website hier of direct op http://religiesamenleving.nl. Nooit meer een nummer missen? Aanmelden voor de nieuwsbrief kan hier.
Religie & Samenleving wil een podium bieden aan hen die zich bezig houden met de bestudering van de veranderingen in religie en religieuze organisaties in de Europese samenleving van de laatste twee eeuwen. Daarmee wil het tijdschrift een bijdrage leveren aan het debat over de rol van religie in de hedendaagse maatschappij. Religie & Samenleving kiest voor een multidisciplinaire benadering om zo het gesprek tussen de sociale wetenschappen onderling en tussen wetenschap en de samenleving te stimuleren. Vanuit dit brede perspectief wil het ook beleidsmakers en het geïnteresseerde publiek informeren over de veranderingen in religie in relatie tot de sociale, culturele en historische context. Het tijdschrift wil daarom een plaats bieden aan – in toegankelijke stijl geschreven – wetenschappelijke artikelen uit verschillende disciplines en eveneens aan essayistische bijdragen.
2022 Medio 2022, an innovative book will be published by Radboud University Press: Person-centered Parkinson’s care Portrayed. Through stories and photographs this book provides a unique view into person-centered care for people with Parkinson’s. Customized care wherein the needs of people living with this disease are leading. Professor at the Radboudumc and Parkinson’s care innovator Bas Bloem, together with the makers of the book and singer Sofia Dragt, has created a short preview https://vimeo.com/662727457/13a1b48d93 .
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Medio 2022 komt er een innovatief boek uit bij de Radboud University Press: Person-centered Parkinson’s care Portrayed. Door middel van verhalen en fotografische beelden levert dit boek een unieke inkijk in persoonsgerichte zorg voor mensen met Parkinson. Dat is zorg die inspeelt op de behoeftes en vragen van de mensen die moeten leven met die ziekte. Bas Bloem, professor aan het Radboudumc en bekend Parkinsonzorg-innovator, heeft samen met de makers van het boek en zangeres Sofia Dragt alvast een voorproefje gemaakt. Het is hier te zien: https://vimeo.com/662727556/910a56a398.
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2021 We are proud to announce the official opening of the Radboud University Press on the 29th of October 2021. Radboud University Press is a new department at Radboud University, a Diamond Open Access publisher of high-quality academic peer-reviewed books and journals across a wide range of disciplines.
Our ‘Diamond’ label makes us unique, and means that we offer open-access publications free of charge for both authors and readers. Meeting the highest academic standards is our primary goal. Empowering our authors to fully retain their copyrights is our main principle.
‘The current system of scientific publishing is unfair and wrong. We want to break with that,’ explains Mirjam Ernestus, chair of the editorial board. ‘Radboud University Press is not about profit but about quality and impact. Fast, personal and with thorough peer review. And nobody is charged. Not the author, not the editors and not the reader. Research results paid for with public funds must serve society.’
At our official launch we look forward to presenting to you the first publications by Radboud University Press, from Klaas Landsman and Jan Bransen. We will also be sharing our first journal, Reliëf. Speakers during the launch event will include Marcel Levi (chair of the Dutch Research Council (NWO)) and Han van Krieken (Rector Magnificus of Radboud University).
’For me, one of the main advantages of Radboud University Press is the increased accessibility that comes with Diamond Open Access,’ says Klaas Landsman, one of the first Radboud University Press authors. ‘My previous Open Access book on quantum mechanics was downloaded 273,000 times, while such a book might normally be sold a few thousand times. So with Open Access you gain a factor of 100 in terms of reach. That's a lot! I expect the same for my new book Foundations of General Relativity: From Einstein to Black Holes published by Radboud University Press: a much greater impact thanks to Open Access.‘
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2021 After a year of preparation, Radboud University Press will be launched this Friday, October 29. Even before its official launch, the scientific publisher has been receiving many requests from researchers who want to publish their journal or book Open Access. 'We want to distinguish ourselves in scientific quality.'
Read more here (article in Dutch): https://www.voxweb.nl/nieuws/universiteitsbibliotheek-begint-eigen-uitgeverij
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2021 We are delighted to announce the official launch of Radboud University Press on 29 October 2021, offering scientific publications of certified quality through diamond Open Access. Preceding the official launch, we are proud to present our first titles, which are already available.
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2021 Although his indictment of the education system caused a stir in 2019, little has changed since then, says philosopher Jan Bransen. A revised English edition of his book Gevormd of vervormd? [educated or deformed], which can be accessed worldwide thanks to Radboud University Press, may offer a solution. ‘There is an undercurrent of educational innovation that this book will hopefully feed into.’
In his book Gevormd of vervormd?, published in early 2019, Jan Bransen, professor of Philosophy of Behavioural Science at Radboud University, declared the current education system bankrupt. From primary school onwards, the system skilfully erodes children’s natural eagerness to learn. Instead of supporting pupils’ abilities to teach themselves, schools offer learning products based on what a student ought to know. Bransen called for a form of education in which pupils exert far more influence over their own role, where they gain practical experience outside school and where there is more room for experimentation.
2021 Radboud University Press is proud to announce its publication of:
Foundations of General Relativity: From Einstein to Black Holes.
About the Book
This book, dedicated to Roger Penrose, is a second, mathematically oriented course in general relativity. It contains extensive references and occasional excursions in the history and philosophy of gravity, including a relatively lengthy historical introduction. The book is intended for all students of general relativity of any age and orientation who have a background including at least first courses in special and general relativity, differential geometry, and topology. The material is developed in such a way that through the last two chapters the reader may acquire a taste of the modern mathematical study of black holes initiated by Penrose, Hawking, and others, as further influenced by the initial-value or PDE approach to general relativity. Successful readers might be able to begin reading research papers on black holes, especially in mathematical physics and in the philosophy of physics. The chapters are: Historical introduction, General differential geometry, Metric differential geometry, Curvature, Geodesics and causal structure, The singularity theorems of Hawking and Penrose, The Einstein equations, The 3+1 split of space-time, Black holes I: Exact solutions, and Black holes II: General theory. These are followed by two appendices containing background on Lie groups, Lie algebras, & constant curvature, and on Formal PDE theory.
About the Author
Klaas Landsman (1963) has been a professor of mathematical physics since 2001, initially at the University of Amsterdam and since 2004 at Radboud University, where he is a founding member of the Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics, and Particle Physics (IMAPP). He was a postdoc at the University of Cambridge from 1989-1997, and a research fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) from 1997—2002. He has been an elected member of the KNAW since 2019. His previous Open Access books include Foundations of Quantum Theory (2017) and The Challenge of Chance (2016). He also wrote two popular science books in Dutch. In 2020 he won the international FQXi essay contest on Undecidability, Uncomputability, and Unpredictability.
2021 Radboud University Press is proud to announce its publication of:
Homo Educandus: Why Our School System is Broken and What We Can Do About It.
This publication is based on a book by the same author: ‘Gevormd of vervormd? Een pleidooi voor ander onderwijs’ which was first published with ISVW Publishers in 2019. We are honored to be able to make this book available for an international audience. You can download the PFD and EPUB for free or buy a hard copy from our website here.
About the Book
Linnaeus made a mistake when he named us Homo sapiens, the wise man. We’re not. We do too many stupid, destructive and irresponsible things to deserve that name. We need to be educated. Fortunately, we can be educated; we can transform ourselves. We are Homo educandus. We educate ourselves.
However, our current school system is broken. It doesn’t support education. It malforms. This is what Jan Bransen argues in this book. According to him, our current school system is based on five incoherent ideas, among them the idea that people need to study for years before they are ready to take part in society, and the idea that students learn because teachers teach. In the first part of the book, Bransen convincingly shows us that these five misapprehensions actually do more harm than good.
But we can do better. There is reason to be optimistic and inspirational. We can improve our education system as is shown in the second part of the book. Applying a dramaturgical analysis of human action Bransen shows how socialization should look like in primary education, how personal development can be supported in secondary education and how qualification can be organized in dual tracks in higher education, integrating learning, working and living over the life course.
About the Author
Jan Bransen is Professor of Philosophy and Academic leader of the Radboud Teaching and Learning Centre at Radboud University in the Netherlands. He studies the capacity of human beings to be related to their own thought and behaviour. Bransen develops arguments to defend the view that reflection is intrinsically edifying. He does so in the areas of Human Nature, Behavioural Science, and Mind and Action.
2021 Affordable open-access publishing? That will be available to scientists in Nijmegen, from September on, when the Radboud University Press opens its doors. It will be starting small, but library director Natalia Grygierczyk is hoping for a flywheel effect.
2019 The university library has plans for its own academic publishing house. In the coming year the feasibility of an Open Access Radboud University Press will be investigated.
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