History of Intellectual Culture www.ucalgary.ca/hic/, founded in 1999, is an international open-access peer-reviewed academic electronic journal that provides a forum for publication and discussion of original research on the socio-historical contexts of ideas and ideologies and their relationships to community and state formation, physical environments, human and institutional agency, personal and collective identity, and lived experience. The journal highlights the viability and vibrancy of intellectual history as a scholarly field, presents new perspectives for research and analysis, and promotes critical discussion among researchers, scholars, and students across disciplines.
History of Intellectual Culture offers an international and interdisciplinary medium for peer-reviewed papers by scholars, researchers, students, and others with interests in a broad range of historical topics and issues that include:
- The contextual development of social, philosophical, scientific, political, and economic ideas, ideologies, and discourses.
- Histories of cultures, communities, and social movements based on shared ideas.
- Histories of post-secondary education including analyses of teaching, research, professorial and administrative activity, resource allocation, political and intellectual milieus, and department and discipline construction.
- Issues in the history of state and community formation. Ideas and discourses in the historical construction of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, nationalism, and multiculturalism.
- Histories of women and intellectual culture.
- Historical contexts of ideologies in science and technology, and media and communication.
- Biographies and studies of agency and historical development.
- New methodologies, approaches, and historiographies in the history of thought, state, culture, institutions, education, and community.
For a discussion of the academic and intellectual genesis of HIC, please see the editors' introduction in 2001, Vol. 1, No. 1. To access the journal, please follow this link: www.ucalgary.ca/hic/.