Project Design: The Flight of the Bumblebee

This talk will explore the unique challenges and opportunities entailed by designing a large comparative project on a subject under contemporaneous global study by all disciplines. It explores the design and revision of the Author Guidance Code, the approach to rapporteurs and project partners, the editorial and publication strategy, the sequencing the funding applications, the rigorous editorial process, relationship between the scholarly publications and contemporaneous web-presence. Notably, it will speak to how it was necessary to adapt the project in real-time as other high-quality resources emerged across the project period.