Announcing the Electronic Journal of
Australian and New Zealand History.
New communication technologies are greatly influencing modes of knowing and patterns of communication in the humanities. They are generating new questions and problems.
The Electronic Journal of Australian and New Zealand History is a new forum for historians of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand who are using new technologies in research and teaching. It aims to encourage exploration and debate on how interactive multi-media might be used to represent the past in all its richness and complexity.
Historiography is clearly evolving through the interplay of technology and established scholarly practice. But how? And by what criteria do we assess the worth of scholarship in the new media? EJANZH exploits the possibilities of new communication technologies to adress these and related questions.
However, the journal does so in ways that complement the activities of established paper-based historical journals.
EJANZH will consider for publication conventional research and review articles on all aspects of Australian and Aotearoan New Zealand history. The editors are especially keen receive submissions that for reasons of length or style cannot be accommodated by print journals.
The economics of print journals are now such that few editors of print journals can afford to devote space to comment or criticism on work published in earlier issues. EJANZH will publish work in progress papers where authors are keen to gain peer criticism in a relatively short time-frame.
EJANZH commissions concise, informative and critical reviews of new books in the fields of Australian and Aotearoan New Zealand history. The editors believe the scholarly monograph will continue to be the favoured medium for the dessemination of historical research.
Conscious of the economic difficulties facing local scholarly publishers, the editors aim to bring new titles to a wider international audience. Besides being published on EJANZH's server, our book reviews are distributed to over 17,000 subscribers of H-Review, the book review project of H-Net, the On-Line Network for the Humanities.
EJANZH publishes scholarly monographs and editions of historical documents which, for economic reasons, have failed to interest commercial publishers.
However, EJANZH's principal interest is history in interactive
multi-media. As lti-media becomes more commonly used in history
teaching at secondary school and undergraduate levels, there will
be a commensurate need for debate and critical assessment of the
quality of multi-media teaching and learning resources. EJANZH
appraisals of interactive multi-media in history and cognate disciplines. It
directly links readers to work reviewed when the latter can be accessed by
the World- Wide-Web or other communications software.
EJANZH provides space on its server for history in multi-media where developers do not have access to platforms capable of giving fast simultaneous access to multiple users.
for further information, contact Paul Turnbull, James Cook
Paul.Turnbull@jcu.edu.au Return to H-ETHNIC Home Page.
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