Faculty and staff from GSLIS authored three out of the four articles published in the most recent issue of Information & Culture: A Journal of History (University of Texas Press, vol. 47, no. 4). The interdisciplinary journal, which broadly examines the history of information in cultural environments such as professional, academic, and societal settings, featured articles written by Professor Alistair Black, Assistant Professor Carol Tilley, and Project Coordinator Sharon Irish:
Black, “Organizational Learning and Home-Grown Writing: The Library Staff Magazine in Britain in the First Half of the Twentieth Century”: Black analyzes the development, publication, and services of staff magazines in three British public library systems in the early twentieth century.
Tilley, “Seducing the Innocent: Fredric Wertham and the Falsifications That Helped Condemn Comics”: Using sources made available in 2010, Tilley examines the fabricated and manipulated aspects of Fredric Wertham’s well-known anticomics book, Seduction of the Innocent, published in 1954.
Irish, “The Performance of Information Flows in the Art of Stephen Willats”: Irish discusses the 1970s work of artist Stephen Willats, who collected and processed data to visualize how urban residents participated in social systems and exchanged information.