Information & Culture: A Journal of History is an academic journal printed three times a year by the University of Texas Press. It publishes high-quality, peer reviewed articles on topics related to the history of information. In keeping with the spirit of information studies, the work is human centered and explores the interactions of people, organizations, and societies with information and technologies. Social and cultural context of information and information technology, viewed from a historical perspective, is at the heart of the journal's interests.

Typical papers might focus, among other topics, on the histories of information institutions, academic domains, professions, work, and societies. The intention is to juxtapose papers on a wide variety of topics related to the history of information so as to stimulate connections between historical research in library and information science, computing, labor, gender studies, economics, business, politics and diplomatics, cultural studies, print culture, and science and technology studies.


Book Reviews Summer 2019

We are pleased to announce the following recently published book reviews:

The Poem Electric: Technology and the Lyric, by Seth Perlow
Reviewed by Tanya Clement

IBM: The Rise and Fall and Reinvention of a Global Icon by James Cortada 
Reviewed by Jillian Foley

The Robotic Imaginary: The Human and the Price of Dehumanized Labor by Jennifer Rhee 
Reviewed by Leah Horgan

The Politics of Mass Digitization by Nanna Bonde Thylstrup 
Reviewed by Marc Kosiciejew

Raymond Klibansky and the Warburg Library Network: Intellectual Peregrinations from Hamburg to London and Montreal
Reviewed by David Levy 

Power Button: A History of Pleasure, Panic, and the Politics of Pushing by Rachel Plotnick
Reviewed by Hannes Mandel

PThe Scientific Journal: Authorship and the Politics of Knowledge in the Nineteenth Century by Alex Csiszar
Reviewed by Jon Tennant

Spotify Teardown: Inside the Black Box of Streaming Music by Maria Eriksson, Rasmus Fleischer, Anna Johansson, Pelle Snickars and Patrick Vonderau
Reviewed by Nick Seaver

Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez
Reviewed by Christine T. Wolf

New Issue: Volume 54 Number 1 : Special Issue

Editor's Note: Curated Issue of Information & CultureA Journal of History

by Ciaran Trace

Revisiting Archival History & The Failure or Future of American Archival History: A Somewhat Unorthodox View

by Richard J. Cox

Back to the Future of Library History & Alternative Futures for Library History

by Jonathan Rose

Still Breathing: History in Education for Librarianship & History in the Library and Information Science Curriculum: Outline of a Debate

by Christine Pawley

Information History: Searching for Identity & The History of Information Science and Other Traditional Information Domains: Models for Future Research

by William Aspray

Revisiting "Shaping Information History as an Intellectual Discipline" & Shaping Information History as an Intellectual Discipline

by James W. Cortada

Book Reviews Winter 2019

We are pleased to announce the following recently published book reviews:

Making IT Work: A History of the Computer Services Industry by Jeffrey R. Yost
Reviewed by Sarah A. Bell

Weaving the Dark Web: Legitimacy on Freenet, Tor, and I2P, by Robert Gehl
Reviewed by Elinor Carmi

My Life as a Spy: Investigations in a Secret Police File by Katherine Verdery
Reviewed by Kalpana Shankar

Book Reviews Fall 2018

Read our most recent book reviews of the following titles: 

Open Space: The Global Effort for Open Access to Environmental Satellite Data by Mariel Borowitz
Reviewed by Robert Montoya

The Librarians of Congress by Christian A. Nappo
Reviewed by William F. Meehan III


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