"Open Access in the humanities: accepted – appreciated?" Michael Kaiser is project manager of perspectivia.net (together with Gudrun Gersmann), an online publication platform for humanities, which belongs to the Foundation of German Humanities Institutes Abroad (DGIA). In 2000 he joined the editorial board of “sehepunkte”, an online review-journal for historical science (sehepunkte.de). Since 2004 he is co-editor of the “zeitenblicke”, a historical online-journal (zeitenblicke.de), and in 2006 he established together with colleagues “lesepunkte”, an online review-journal for children (lesepunkte.de). He still teaches early modern history at the University of Cologne. He has published a number of articles on war and violence in pre-modern times. Currently he is researching political culture in the 17th century.