Urban History is leading the way in academic publishing with its multimedia companions. The companions are refereed, fully linked and cross-referenced to the print version and provide real depth to research.
The journal is responding to an increasing number of scholars, especially those in interdisciplinary fields such as urban history, who are creating original multimedia works that include graphics, sound, and other elements that are impossible or cost-prohibitive to publish in paper form. More profoundly, the digital medium opens up possibilities to structure works of original scholarship in new ways, not limited to the linear narrative of a traditional journal article. Urban History, with its multimedia companions provide authors with the opportunity to analyse, interpret, and present maps, photographs and other materials that are especially helpful for the historical study of urban places.
For a limited period, Urban History is offering access to the following companions:
- A tale of two cities: the memory of Ferrol between the Navy and the working class, Professor Cardesin, the Dyos prize 2004 winning article.
- Urban Icons: Urban History's 2006 special issue, makes an original intervention in the new field of urban visual history.
- A durable center of urban space: the Los Angeles plaza: using large-format reproductions of rare photographs and maps, the article and companion search for the historic center of Los Angeles, California, the archetype of urban sprawl. This companion requires the latest version of Flash Player, which can be downloaded for free from Adobe.
- Transnational Urbanism in the Americas: a multimedia companion for the August 2009 special issue of Urban History.
- A study in Modern(ist) urbanism: planning Vancouver, 1945-1965 by Rhodri Windsor Liscombe is the latest Urban History multimedia companion.
For information on how to submit a multimedia article please contact the multimedia editor, Philip Ethington (email@example.com).