In the academic sense, a salon is a gathering of intellectuals who engage in thought provoking discussions. Taking a cue from the social media trend, a group of humanities scholars have created a new and improved virtual incarnation of the salon. The new interactive website, entitled "Arcade," is the first widely accessible platform for intellectual networking in the humanities. Arcade is a place for readers and writers interested in literature, the humanities, and the world. We aim to publish a broad range of the most exciting research in the humanities, from the accessible to the esoteric, across languages, historical periods, and generations.
The Journal of Transnational American Studies
The Journal of Transnational American Studies, the brainchild of English Professor Shelley Fisher Fishkin, is a peer-reviewed online journal sponsored by the American Studies Program at Stanford, of which Fishkin is director, and the American Cultures and Global Contexts Program at the University of California-Santa Barbara. Fishkin is also founding editor of the journal.
Pamphlets of the Literary Lab
The Stanford Literary Lab discusses, designs, and pursues literary research of a digital and quantitative nature. Published work is available for download on the Literary Lab website.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP)
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP) is a freely-accessible online encyclopedia of philosophy maintained by Stanford University. The SEP was initially developed with U.S. public funding from the NEH and NSF. Each entry is written and maintained by an expert in the field, including professors from over 65 academic institutions worldwide. Apart from its online status, the encyclopedia uses the traditional academic approach of most encyclopedias and academic journals.