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

  • Information Cloud, created by Sara Mansutti

Reviews

Kathleen Adamson, “Information, the book: Editors’ efforts have borne excellent fruit” The Charity Report. June 28 2021. https://www.thecharityreport.com/literary-circle/information-the-book-ed...

James W. Cortada, review in Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Volume 52, Number 2, Autumn 2021, pp. 265-267 https://muse-jhu-edu.ezp-prod1.hul.harvard.edu/article/803845/pdf

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), https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/information-ann-blair-book-review-n-j-enfield/

Lena Hernandez, “Information: A Historical Companion Book Review.” School of Information Student Research Journal, vol. 12, no. 1, 2022, https://doi.org/10.31979/2575-2499.120104.

Jodi Kearns, review in Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 2022, Vol.73 (3), p.485-488 https://asistdl-onlinelibrary-wiley-com.ezp-prod1.hul.harvard.edu/doi/pd...

Marc Kosciejew, in Technology and Culture, 2021, Vol.62 (4), p.1276-1277 https://muse-jhu-edu.ezp-prod1.hul.harvard.edu/article/819796/pdf

Ron McColl, review in College & research libraries, 2022, Vol.83 (2), p.343 https://crl.acrl.org/index.php/crl/article/view/25353/33218

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, https://doi.org/10.3366/lih.2021.0065.

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Publicity

Anthony Grafton, “Sherlock Holmes and the history of information.” Princeton University Press, January 28 2021. https://press.princeton.edu/ideas/sherlock-holmes-and-the-history-of-information

Ann Blair, “The Multitude of Books” Lapham’s Quarterly, Jan 27 2021. https://www.laphamsquarterly.org/roundtable/multitude-books (this got onto hacker news on Jan 30 2021)

Links

  • 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: https://historyofinformation.com/.
     
  • 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.
     

News