Pitt Publishes, Seeks Contributions to Contemporaneity, a New E-Journal on Visual Culture

Issue Date: 
June 20, 2011

Academic manuscripts and essays on visual culture are being solicited for Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture—a new e-journal published by the University of Pittsburgh’s University Library System (ULS), a national leader in Open Access digital publishing.

Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture
will publish work that grapples with the question of how cultures throughout history use images to record, define, and confront temporal experiences.

The new journal has as its mission rethinking the relationship between visual culture and time and facilitating an understanding of how the present is experienced differently through time, depending on individuals and social histories.

Contemporaneity will be published every spring and will be edited by Pitt graduate students in the University’s Department of the History of Art and Architecture.

Pitt’s E-Journal Publishing Program is part of ULS’ D-Scribe Digital Publishing Program. The ULS is the 23rd-largest academic library system within the United States. Under the administration of the Hillman University Librarian and ULS Director Rush Miller, it includes 21 libraries and holds more than 6.2 million volumes and world-class specialized collections, among them the Archive of Scientific Philosophy and the Archives of Industrial Society, as well as major foreign-language materials from around the world totaling 1.4 million volumes. The ULS offers state-of-the-art facilities and services, with innovative digital library collections and capabilities.