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.


New Issue, Volume 49, Number 1

We have posted titles and abstracts for articles in the newest current issue, 49.1. Please visit our Abstracts page for details!

Index to Volume 48 now available

We are pleased to announce that the Index to Volume 48 is now available. Thank you to Mary L. Peterson for her time and work on this project!

Volume 51, Number 3 (Aug/Sept 2016)

Florencia Garcia-Vicente, Daniel D. Garcia-Swartz, and Martin Campbell-Kelly
America’s Early Computer Clusters: History, Geography, and Economics. Part I: Patterns

Special Issue on Information Ecosystems in Firms and Industries


This is a call for papers for a Special Issue of Information & Culture: A Journal of History (Volume 51, Issue 1, February-March 2016).


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