Must-Read Issues for the National Women’s Studies Association Conference

This week, the National Women’s Studies Association is convening in Baltimore for its 40th annual conference. The theme for this year’s conference is “40 YEARS AFTER COMBAHEE: Feminist Scholars and Activists Engage the Movement for Black Lives.” Whether or not you are attending #NWSA17, we invite you to read the following recent issues of DCQR and a virtual issue of FMH, all free for a limited time.


DCQR’s Black Feminist Thought Issue
Vol. 5 No. 3, Fall 2016

DCQR’s Black Girlhood Issue
Vol. 6 No. 3, Fall 2017



Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (formerly Qualitative Communication Research) publishes innovative, experimental, aesthetic, and provocative works on the theories, practices, and possibilities of critical qualitative research. Departures is a forum for scholars in diverse disciplines to converse on, contest, and creatively reimagine the form, purpose, and mission of their work. The journal seeks works charting scholarly and theoretical developments in critical qualitative research, exemplars of methodological innovation, and inventive demonstrations of research as an aesthetic intervention and mode of critique. To subscribe to and/or learn more about the journal, visit

Special Virtual Issue: Race and Women of Color Feminism in Media Histories

We are pleased to offer this selection of articles from Feminist Media Histories to celebrate the National Women’s Studies Association’s 40th anniversary conference, “40 Years after Combahee: Feminist Scholars and Activists Engage the Movement for Black Lives.”  These articles represent some of the best new work on race and women of color feminism in media histories. Scholars in this special suite of articles examine a variety of media across a range of global contexts to demonstrate the central role that gender plays in media histories and cultures.


Must-Read Articles for the 2017 World Architecture Festival

The World Architecture Festival, a three-day event for architects and interior design professionals, is being held in Berlin from November 15–17. Whether or not you are attending the Festival, we invite you to read the following articles focused on German architecture from the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, which we are making available for free without a subscription for a limited time. 

The Cultural Center Architecture as Cultural Policy in Postwar Europe
Kenny Cupers

Luxury Apartments with a Tenement Heart: The Kurfürstendamm and the Berliner Zimmer
Douglas Mark Klahr

The Hut on the Garden Plot Informal Architecture in Twentieth-Century Berlin
Florian Urban

From “National Style” to “Rationalized Construction”: Mass-Produced Housing, Style, and Architectural Discourse in the East German Journal Deutsche Architektur, 1956–1964
Emily Pugh

Review: Die büürgerliche Villa in Deutschland 1830–1900 by Wolfgang Bröönner; German Cities and Bourgeois Modernism 1890–1924 by Maiken Umbach
Reviewed by Stefan Muthesius

Review: Albert Speer: Architecture 1932–1942, by Léon Krier
Reviewed by Barbara Miller Lane


Congratulations AMS Award Winners

UC Press is honored to have numerous books and journals among the award winners at the 2017 American Musicological Society Conference. Please join us in congratulating the following  award winners.

Book Awards

Free ebook editions of the award-winning titles are available through Luminos, UC Press’s Open Access publishing program. Click on the direct links below and/or visit to download free digital copies and sign up for the Luminos eNewsletter to learn more.

Keys to Play cover Moseley


Otto Kinkeldey Award 
for outstanding work of musicological scholarship (beyond early stages)

Keys to Play: Music as a Ludic Medium from Apollo to Nintendo
by Roger Moseley






Lewis Lockwood Award 
for outstanding work of musicological scholarship (early stages)

Instruments for New Music: Sound, Technology, and Modernism
by Thomas Patteson





Article Awards

In celebration, we are making the award-winning articles free without a subscription for a limited time.

Robert M. Stevenson Award 
for outstanding scholarship in Iberian music, including music composed, performed, created, collected, belonging to, or descended from the musical cultures of Spain, Portugal, and all Latin American areas in which Spanish and Portuguese are spoken.

Carlos Chávez’s Polysemic Style: Constructing the National, Seeking the Cosmopolitan
by Leonora Saavedra
Journal of the American Musicological Society


H. Colin Slim Award 
for outstanding article in musicology (beyond early stages)

Sentimental Remembrance and the Amusements of Forgetting in Karl and Harty’s “Kentucky”
by Sumanth Gopinath and Anna Schulz
Journal of the American Musicological Society



Alfred Einstein Award
for outstanding article in musicology (early stages)

Solidarity, Song, and the Sound Document
Andrea F. Bohlman
The Journal of Musicology



Must-Read Journals at the 2017 American Musicological Society Conference

This post is part of a blog series celebrating the American Musicological Society’s annual conference taking place in Rochester, NY from November 9-12. Please visit our booth if you are attending, and otherwise stay tuned for more content related to our music books and journals programs

Whether or not you are attending the  conference in Rochester, you can access a special selection of free content from our music journals for a limited time.


The Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Musicological Society is pleased to present the Journal’s second virtual issue, which we are offering free for a limited time. This virtual issue is a compilation of reviews of digital and multimedia scholarship from previous issues. To bring these projects in digital musicology to a broader public, we are showcasing ten reviews whose themes range from composer studies to interactive database resources for teaching and research, and even include architectural frameworks for computer-based studies.



The Journal of Musicology invites you to enjoy the following articles from recent issues free for a limited time.

Musicological Omnivory in the Neoliberal University
David Blake

Bells and the Problem of Realism in Ravel’s Early Piano Music
Alexandra Kieffer

Contextualizing Josquin’s Ave Maria . . . virgo serena
Clare Bokulich


19thCentury Music offers you free access to a selection of recent pieces, including one of the standout articles from the journal’s recent special issue, “Subjectivity in European Song“; an article on Debussy’s ballet score Jeux, which, as the title promises, tells you what tennis has to do with the choreography; and a piece on Grieg which reflects the growing interest among musical scholars in “mood” and “attunement.”

Present Absence: Debussy, Song, and the Art of (Dis)appearing
Julian Johnson

Mixed Doubles: Debussy, Nijinsky, Jeux
Rachana Vajjhala

“In the Mood:” Peer Gynt and the Affective Landscapes of Grieg’s Stemninger, op. 73
Daniel M. Grimley

Teaching Public History with The Public Historian

For the past few months, articles from The Public Historian (TPH) have been featured in a blog series by the National Council on Public History showcasing how TPH articles have been used effectively in the classroom. With the American Studies Association conference this week, we thought it fitting to highlight the first three blog posts in the teaching series, along with their accompanying TPH articles. Learn more about The Public Historian at, and follow the rest of the blog series on the NCPH blog History@Work.

Exploring the historic and current landscape at Paneriai, outside Vilnius. Image credit: Aaron Shapiro

Paneriai, Poland, and “Public History and the Study of Memory”
By Aaron Shapiro

I find The Public Historian indispensable not only for keeping up with the field but also for introducing students to public history scholarship. And while I regularly assign more recent articles, I often return to David Glassberg’s “Public History and the Study of Memory” (vol. 18, no. 2, Spring 1996) in my undergraduate course, “Introduction to Public History.” Continue reading…



Scott Joplin Historic Site, St. Louis, Missouri. Photo credit: Kevin Saff, CC BY-SA 2.

Teaching uncomfortable narratives in public history courses
By Jennifer Black

…As I set to work revising my syllabus, I searched for readings that could appropriately set up public investment in the telling of history, while outlining the role of public historians in framing that narrative. I selected an article on Civil War reenactors as a lead-in to our discussion of the current flag debates, and the article by Timothy Baumann, Andrew Hurley, Valerie Altizer, and Victoria Love, “Interpreting Uncomfortable History at the Scott Joplin State Historic Site in Saint Louis, Missouri” (The Public Historian 33, no. 2 (2011): 37–66), as a bookend to the discussion. Continue reading…


Display from “St. Louis in the Gilded Age” exhibit, Missouri History Museum, curated by Katherine T. Corbett, St. Louis, Missouri, 1994. Photo credit: Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis.

“A Shared Inquiry into Shared Inquiry” in the public history classroom
By Jeff Manuel

When Tammy Gaskell posted to the History@Work blog asking public history educators to recommend articles from The Public Historian that work well in the classroom, I immediately replied with several options. At the top of my list was Katherine Corbett and Dick Miller’s “A Shared Inquiry into Shared Inquiry,” which appeared in the winter 2006 issue. I teach an introductory public history course at a regional public university in Illinois. Continue reading…

Elementa partners with Dash for data publication

Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene is delighted to announce a partnership with Dash, the data publication platform from the University of California Curation Center (UC3), part of the California Digital Library.

Elementa authors can deposit their data in UC Press Dash when they submit to Elementa, free of charge.

This partnership means that Dash now becomes UC Press’ preferred data platform, and Dash will be developing further features to make the data publication experience as seamless as possible for authors. Note that use of Dash is not a requirement—authors are free to utilize another appropriate and stable domain-specific or general repository.

Key features of UC Press Dash include:

  • Each landing page and dataset is optimized for search engines. Inclusion of any relevant geo-location information will take advantage of Dash’s built-in geospatial search.
  • Each landing page facilitates re-use of your data and displays the citable DOI so you can get credit for publishing your research data.
  • Accommodates large file sizes – up to 100GB per submission.
  • Functionality that makes your data open immediately, or, keep your data private during the peer review process, and make it publicly available only if your article is accepted and published. Once your data have been submitted you will receive a citation for your data to include in your Elementa Data Accessibility Statement (which is a required section in published Elementa articles).

For those attending the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall meeting in New Orleans, December 11-15, 2017 – stop by the DataCite/DataONE booth, featuring Dash and Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, to learn more.

For full information on how to use Dash, please visit

For more technical information about the Dash project, please visit:

UC Press Dash will soon be available for additional journals published by UC Press, including Case Studies in the Environment (, and Collabra: Psychology (

About Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene
A trans-disciplinary, open access scientific journal, Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene publishes original research with the ultimate objective of accelerating scientific solutions to the challenges presented by this era of human impact.

About UC Press
University of California Press is one of the most forward-thinking scholarly publishers, committed to influencing public discourse and challenging the status quo. At a time of dramatic change for scholarship and publishing, we collaborate with faculty, librarians, authors, and students to stay ahead of today’s knowledge demands and shape the future of publishing.

A Virtual Film Quarterly Reader

To introduce the membership of the American Studies Association to the oldest U.S. film journal in continual publication (next year marks its sixtieth anniversary), the editors of Film Quarterly have chosen a selection of recent articles to introduce the journal to you and demonstrate its relevance to your studies, thinking, and curricula. These are essays on film, episodic television, and museum installation work that are deeply concerned with questions of representation as well as its relevance to social justice, gender and sexuality studies, aesthetic strategies, industrial histories, cultural studies, and the place of popular culture in personal, national, and transnational memory. We are making these essays available to you without a subscription for a limited time.

If you enjoy this selection, please consider subscribing yourself and getting your institution to subscribe, either to the digital or paper (which includes digital) edition. ASA members are invited to save 20% off the individual subscription rate by using discount code FQASA at checkout.

Film Quarterly is published quarterly and is a peer-reviewed journal which also solicits essays, publishes targeted dossiers, covers film festivals, and reviews the most important books published in the field.

Please click on the articles below or access the virtual reader on Film Quarterly’s site.

A Sense of Place: Paz Encina’s Radical Poetics
Natalia Brizuela

Baldwin’s Rendezvous with the Twenty-First Century: I Am Not Your Negro
Warren Crichlow

Cosmologies of Black Cultural Production: A Conversation with African Surrealist Filmmaker Christopher Harris
Terri Francis

Subverting Hollywood from the Inside Out: Melvin Van Peebles’s Watermelon Man
Racquel Gates

Wave After Wave After Wave: The Multi-Channel Immersion of Isaac Julien’s Ten Thousand Waves
Joseph Livesy

Of Stars and Solitude: Two Mexican Documentaries
Paul Julian Smith

The Original Brexit: Rediscovering The Jewel in the Crown
Bilal Qureshi

Jewish, Queer-ish, Trans, and Completely Revolutionary: Jill Soloway’s Transparent and the New Television
Amy Villarejo

Sketchy Lesbians: Carol as History and Fantasy
Patricia White

IASPM-US and UC Press Announce Agreement to Publish the Journal of Popular Music Studies

The International Association for the Study of Popular Music, U.S. chapter (IASPM-US) and University of California Press are very pleased to announce that beginning January 1, 2018, the IASPM-US’s long-standing journal, Journal of Popular Music Studies, will be published by University of California Press.

At University of California Press, the Journal of Popular Music Studies will join a journals list that includes some of the leading titles in musicology, such as the Journal of the American Musicological Society, The Journal of Musicology, and Nineteenth-Century Music, as well as interdisciplinary offerings such as Representations and Boom California.

IASPM-US President Steve Waksman is excited about the new partnership: “University of California is a publisher that shares our priorities. We plan to continue publishing cutting-edge scholarship on popular music while bringing in more voices from outside academia proper, capturing the interdisciplinary energy of a field where music writers of various stripes—scholars, journalists, bloggers, discographers, cultural critics—are engaging in regular dialogue.”

Co-Editors of the journal, Diane Pecknold and Oliver Wang echo the sentiment: “We’re looking forward to working with UC Press to pull together exciting new issues that maximize the potential from this new partnership.”

David Famiano, Journals Publisher at University of California Press shares this enthusiasm: “UC Press is absolutely delighted to partner with IASPM-US and to work with such a passionate and dedicated team to continue the publishing legacy of such an important journal.”

About Journal of Popular Music Studies:
Journal of Popular Music Studies is one of the three top scholarly journals devoted to the study of popular music internationally. It was originally established in 1988 with the title, Tracking, under founding editor Steve Jones of University of Illinois, Chicago, and Reebee Garofalo of University of Massachusetts, Boston, who was then co-chair of IASPM-US. The change of name to Journal of Popular Music Studies took hold in 1993 and has remained in place ever since.

When it was founded in 1988, Tracking was self-published by IASPM-US. Its status as a self-published enterprise went unchanged until 2001 when the journal entered a short-lived agreement with Taylor and Francis. In 2003, the journal established a more long-standing arrangement with the Malden, MA-based Blackwell, which evolved into a deal with prominent academic publisher Wiley, now Blackwell’s parent company. Wiley will continue to publish the journal through the end of 2017 and all back issues will remain hosted on the Wiley web portal.

About University of California Press:
As one of the world’s most forward-thinking publishers, UC Press gives voice, reach, and impact to innovative research and exceptional scholarship. With a global circulation in over 80 countries, our journals span the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, with subject areas that include history, literature & criticism, film & media, music, religion, and sociology.


Elementa: A Brief History

At UC Press, open access—the free, immediate, unrestricted, online access to peer-reviewed research and scholarly work—is central to our mission. In celebration of 2017 International Open Access Week (October 23-29), we are highlighting open access publishing initiatives at UC Press, including our Collabra and Luminos publishing programs. This year’s OA Week theme “Open in order to . . . ” is an invitation to answer the question of what concrete benefits can be realized by making scholarly publications openly available. Follow the full blog series here#OAWeek #OpenInOrderTo


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Collabra: Psychology: A Brief History

At UC Press, open access—the free, immediate, unrestricted, online access to peer-reviewed research and scholarly work—is central to our mission. In celebration of 2017 International Open Access Week (October 23-29), we are highlighting open access publishing initiatives at UC Press, including our Collabra and Luminos publishing programs. This year’s OA Week theme “Open in order to . . . ” is an invitation to answer the question of what concrete benefits can be realized by making scholarly publications openly available. Follow the full blog series here#OAWeek #OpenInOrderTo

To continue our #OAWeek celebrations, we reflect on important milestones in Collabra: Psychology‘s history and asked Collabra: Psychology authors to share why they chose to publish their research open access, in keeping with the OA Week theme “Open in order to . . .”

Open in order to give everyone access to science. Open in order to improve replicability in psychology. Open in order to save university libraries a ton of money. Open in order to support a journal with a wonderful model of how open science can work.”
—Ashley J. Thomas, University of California, Irvine, and author of Collabra: Psychology article No Child Left Alone: Moral Judgments about Parents Affect Estimates of Risk to Children

“Open in order to allow everyone who wants to consume and create knowledge to be able to do so without artificial restrictions.”
—Chris H. J. Hartgerink, Tilburg University, and Collabra: Psychology author of Too Good to be False: Nonsignificant Results Revisited

“Open in order to focus on the quality of the research methods to test hypotheses and less on the pattern of results obtained. Open in order to share my publicly funded research with the public and not only those with privileged access. Open in order to support a journal that encourages Open Science Practices.”
—Lorne Campbell, University of Western Ontario, and author of Collabra: Psychology article Initial Evidence that Individuals Form New Relationships with Partners that More Closely Match their Ideal Preferences

Collabra: Psychology in order to support an ethical, honest journal that rewards reviewers, doesn’t appear to be profit-oriented (as evidenced by the reasonable APCs), aims to publish sound research (not just flashy effects), and has open review and a very convenient streamlined review option.”
—Tom Heyman, University of Leuven, Tiensestraat, and author of Collabra: Psychology article Does a Working Memory Load Really Influence Semantic Priming? A Self-replication Attempt