Research

Marcel KnöchelmannI’m a doctoral researcher at the Department of Information Studies at University College London. For my PhD, I focus on the sociology of authorship and the economics of publishing in the humanities. In short, I want to find out how and why researchers communicate their research, who a researcher actually is, and whether publishers are doing a good job helping researchers communicate – all in the realm of the humanities disciplines. This involves work on scholarly identities, social capital, and the construction of knowledge in the humanities. If  you want to find out more about all of this, please do get in touch (marcel.knochelmann.15–at–ucl.ac.uk).

Funding

My research is currently fully funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council UK (AHRC) through the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP).

I’m currently also holding a non-financial scholarship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German Academic Scholarship Foundation).

I further received a full scholarship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes for my BA and MA, a 2016 SSP International Fellowship, and the 2015 John Wiley & Sons scholarship for my MA at UCL.

Professional Experience

I have extensive practical experience in scholarly communication through project work at John Wiley & Sons, De Gruyter, The Academic Book of the Future project, and the early Knowledge Unlatched, among others. I was the editorial assistant for the Journal of the International Arthurian Society for their 2018 edition.

I furthermore have a small assistant position reporting to Cathrin Mohr at the  Chair of  Economic History at Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich. I’m a member of the German Social Democrats (SPD).

I received my BA from HTWK Leipzig and my MA from UCL.

Before my university studies, I completed a three-year apprenticeship as a bookseller at an independent bookshop in Germany. During those years, I was very active as a guitarist and bassist in different jazz and (stoner)-rock formations.

University Lectures

I lecture(d) on the following topics:

  • Marketing and strategy in scholarly publishing (UCL)
  • The history of scholarly publishing (UCL)
  • Digital publishing processes (UCL)
  • Microeconomics in book publishing industries (UCL)
  • Academic writing and discourse (HTWK Leipzig)
  • Managerial accounting (HTWK Leipzig)

During the 17/18 academic year, I worked as a Teaching Assistant for Nick Canty for the MA in Publishing at UCL.

Panels and Speaking

Get in touch (marcel.knochelmann.15–at–ucl.ac.uk) for keynotes or panels. I’m happy to talk about open access, issues of equality in scholarly communication, or current and historical perspectives on research in the humanities. Previous keynotes and talks include, among others:

  • Society for Scholarly Publishing Annual Meeting, Boston
  • EbookCamp, Hamburg
  • Leipzig Book Fair
  • London Book Fair
  • Academic Book of the Future Week, British Library
  • SYP conference, Oxford
  • OpenUP Final Conference, Brussels

Short Bio for Conferences

Marcel Knöchelmann is a PhD candidate at the Department of Information Studies at University College London. His focuses on the sociology of authorship and the economics of publishing in the humanities.

Marcel has extensive practical experience in scholarly communication through work at John Wiley & Sons, De Gruyter, The Academic Book of the Future project, Knowledge Unlatched, and the International Arthurian Society, among others. Before his university studies, Marcel completed a three-year apprenticeship as a bookseller at an independent bookshop in Germany.

Marcel was the 2015 John Wiley & Sons scholar and holds a scholarship from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation. His research is funded by the AHRC UK through the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP).

Get in touch

marcel.knochelmann.15–at–ucl.ac.uk or @lepublikateur

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