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, Spring 2018

We are pleased to announce the new book reviews for Spring 2018:

The Econimization of Life, by Michelle Murphy, reviewed by Marika Cifor 

A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age, by Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman, reviewed by Edward Goedeken

Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost its Edge in Computing, by Marie Hicks, reviewed by Megan Finn

Atari Age: The Emergence of Video Games in America, by Michael Z. Newman, reviewed by Roderic Crooks

Book Reviews, Fall 2017

We are pleased to announce the following recently published book reviews:
The Undersea Network, by Nicole Starosielski
Track Changes, by Matthew G. Kirschenbaum
Knowledge Machines, by By Eric T. Meyer and Ralph Schroeder 

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.

New Issue: Volume 53, Number 2 (April/May 2018)

See the abstracts for the latest articles published in Information & Culture

"Crises" in Scholarly Communications?: Maturity and Transfer of the Journal of Library History to the University of Texas, 1968–1976 by Maria Gonzalez and Patricia Galloway

"Save the Cross Campus": Library Planning and Protests at Yale, 1968–1969 by Geoffrey Robert Little

Media Prophylaxis: Night Modes and the Politics of Preventing Harm by Dylan Mulvin

Rethinking the Call for a US National Data Center in the 1960s: Privacy, Social Science Research, and Data Fragmentation Viewed from the Perspective of Contemporary Archival Theory by Christopher Loughnane, and William Aspray



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