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 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

Special Double Issue: Volume 53, Number 3 & 4 (October/November 2018)

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

Bourgeois Specialists and Red Professionals in 1920s Soviet Archival Development by Kelly A. Kolar

The Weather Privateers: Meteorology and Commercial Satellite Data by Gemma Cirac-Claveras

Parallel Expansions: The Role of Information during the Formative Years of the English East India Company (1600 - 1623) by Gabor Szommer

Codebooks for the Mind: Dictionary Index Reforms in Republican China, 1912–1937 by Ulug Kuzouglu

A Note from Senior Book Review Editor Amelia Acker, and the following Book Reviews: 

Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing by Marie Hicks 

Atari Age: The Emergence of Video Games in America by Michael Z. Newman

The Economization of Life by Michelle Murphy

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

The Intellectual Properties of Learning: A Prehistory from Saint Jerome to John Locke by John Willinsky

Book Reviews, Summer 2018

Read our latest book review of: The Intellectual Properties of Learning, by John Willinsky, reviewed by Jesse Erickson.

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


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