New Issue, Volume 52, Number 1

We are pleased to announce that the first Information & Culture: A Journal of History issue for 2017 is now out. Volume 52, Number 1 is available for access on Project MUSE and for sale on the UT Press website.

This new issue features a variety of perspectives on topics relevant to the history of information.

  • For an article on the intersection of art and information in the 20th Century, be sure to check out Whitney E. Laemmli's article, Paper Dancers: Art as Information in Twentieth-Century America.
  • Author Corinna Schlombs offers readers an in-depth look into the economic impetus for the development of electronic information processing in Germany following World War II in the article A Cost-Saving Machine: Computing at the German Allianz Insurance Company
  • Information access has changed dramatically in the last 150 years. In his article A History of Information in the United States since 1870, James W. Cortada summarizes the evolution of Americans' information use.
  • Using regional development in New Zealand as a case study, Janet Toland and Pak Yoong explore the role information and communication technology play in the development of learning regions. Read their article Using Historical Methods to Explore the Contribution of Information Technology to Regional Development in New Zealand.
  • Concluding the issue is Jingzhen Xie and Laura Reilly's article lauding the impact libraries can have on the educational and cultural life of a community. Don't miss The Octagonal Pavilion Library of Macao: A Study in Uniqueness.

For more in-depth information on each article, visit the Abstracts page for the newest issue.