We are very pleased to announce the launch of a new international journal, History of Media Studies, and the publication of 16 short, programmatic essays written by the editors and members of the editorial board. History of Media Studies (HMS) is an open access, refereed academic journal dedicated to scholarship on the history of research, education, and reflective knowledge about media and communication broadly conceived—as expressed through academic institutions; through commercial, governmental, and non-governmental organizations; and through “alter-traditions” of thought and practice often excluded from the academic mainstream. HMS aims to open space outside the commercialized academic publishing industry—space that is nonprofit, community-led, care-based, and transparent. The journal’s inaugural essays address the geopolitics of the history and historiography of the media and communication fields, structural inequities and exclusions that have helped constitute them, and alternative conceptualizations and methodologies for investigating them, among other topics. Read more about the journal.
David W. Park, Jefferson Pooley, and Peter Simonson, “History of Media Studies, in the Plural”
Hailong Liu and Yidan Qin, “Toward a New Media Study in China: History and Approach”
Thomas Wiedemann and Michael Meyen, “Biographical Encyclopedia of Communication Study: Fostering Historiography and Memory in the Field”
Sarah Cordonnier, “Looking Back Together to Become ‘Contemporaries in Discipline’”
Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, “The Role of Theory Groups in the Lives of Ideas”
Ira Wagman, “Remarkable Invention!”
History of Media Studies is published by mediastudies.press, a non-profit, scholar-led OA publisher. The journal is affiliated with the Working Group on the History of Media Studies, the History of Media Studies Newsletter, and the History of Communication Research Bibliography. Receive updates on new articles through RSS.
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