Information & Culture: A Journal of History is an academic journal printed quarterly 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 53, Number 1 (January/February 2018)

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

“Crises” in Scholarly Communications? Insights from the Emergence of the Journal of Library History, 1947–1966 by Maria Gonzalez and Patricia Galloway

Reading the Minor Forest Product bulletins of the Philippine Bureau of Forestry: a case study of the role of reference works in the American Empire of the Early Twentieth Century by Brendan Luyt

Pinkerton's National Detective Agency and the Information Work of the Nineteenth-Century Surveillance State by Alan Bilansky

The Literature of American Library History, 2014 – 2015 by Edward Goedeken


Book Reviews, Spring 2018

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

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.


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