Resources: Reviews, Publicity, Links, News, and Events

  • Information Cloud, created by Sara Mansutti


Kathleen Adamson, “Information, the book: Editors’ efforts have borne excellent fruit” The Charity Report. June 28 2021.

James W. Cortada, review in Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Volume 52, Number 2, Autumn 2021, pp. 265-267

Nick J Enfield, "Too much information. The growth and development of social technologies" (Book review), in TLS (The Times Literary Supplement), 6224 (July 15, 2022),

Lena Hernandez, “Information: A Historical Companion Book Review.” School of Information Student Research Journal, vol. 12, no. 1, 2022,

Jodi Kearns, review in Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 2022, Vol.73 (3), p.485-488

Marc Kosciejew, in Technology and Culture, 2021, Vol.62 (4), p.1276-1277

Ron McColl, review in College & research libraries, 2022, Vol.83 (2), p.343

Toni Weller, “Information. A Historical Companion, Edited by Ann Blair and Others.” Library & Information History, vol. 37, no. 2, Edinburgh University Press, 2021, pp. 168–69,

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Anthony Grafton, “Sherlock Holmes and the history of information.” Princeton University Press, January 28 2021.

Ann Blair, “The Multitude of Books” Lapham’s Quarterly, Jan 27 2021. (this got onto hacker news on Jan 30 2021)


  • Jeremy Norman's Timeline of History of Information
    More than 4,000 entries, organized with the help of a gigantic timeline from 3.8 mya to 2022:
  • Information Cultures Series at John Hopkins University Press, ed. by Ann Blair, Tony Grafton, Earle Havens. Brief Description.
  • Book Series "Cultures and Practices of Knowledge in History", published by De Gruyter Oldenbourg, edited by: Markus Friedrich, Christine von Örtzen, and Vera Keller.
  • Jack W. Chen, Anatoly Detwyler, Xiao Liu, Christopher M. B. Nugent, and Bruce Rusk, eds. (May 2021) Literary Information in China. Columbia University Press.
  • Eric Hayot, Anatoly Detwyler, Lea Pao, eds. (Sept 2021) Information: A Reader. Columbia University Press.
  • Michele Kennerly, Samuel Frederick, and Jonathan E. Abel, eds. (Jan 2021) Information: Keywords. Columbia University Press.
  • Ku-ming (Kevin) Chang, Anthony Grafton, and Glenn W. Most, eds. (2020) Impagination: Layout and Materiality of Writing and Publication: Interdisciplinary Approaches from East and West. Boston: De Gruyter.
  • Daniel Midena, Richard Yeo. Special issue on ‘Towards a history of the questionnaire’, to appear in Intellectual History Review.