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Available now: American Quarterly September 2018, Volume 70, Issue 3. Make sure to visit the Beyond the Page section for supplementary content. 

This special issue explores digital humanities as a designation, as an associated constellation of technologies and practices, and as a site of convergence for inter-, multi- and transdisciplinary scholarship. Rather than defining and policing the boundaries of American studies and digital humanities, which thrive precisely because they are complex and not easily disciplined, this special issue is more interested in what it means to bring these fields, methodologies, and communities together toward a critically engaged digital practice.

The special issue is divided into four sections: articles, digital projects, forums, and review essay. The first set of articles offer alternative and transformative approaches to digital humanities, while the second cluster of articles examines digital engagements with race, ethnicity, and disability. The third and final set of articles focus on materiality, the virtual, and metadata. The second section of the special issue features overviews of eight online digital projects. The third section of the special issue features several forums on the topics of Methods, Institutions, and Forms of Knowledge & Practice. Finally, the fourth section is a review by Jason Heppler of "Renewing Inequality: Family Displacements through Urban Renewal" and "Mapping Inequality: Redlining in New Deal America."


On p. 362 of “Introduction: American Quarterly in the Digital Sphere” in Vol. 70, No. 3 (September 2018), Carolyn de la Peña’s name was mistakenly omitted from the reference to the September 2006 AQ special issue, “Rewiring the ‘Nation’: The Place of Technology in American Studies.” The 2006 special issue was co-edited by Siva Vaidhyanathan and Carolyn de la Peña. We apologize for this serious error. 

We are proud to announce that American Quarterly September 2015 special issue, “Pacific Currents,” guest edited by Paul Lyons and Ty 

Kāwika Tengan, is the winner of the 2016 Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ) Award for Best Special Issue. Thank you to Paul and Ty for their vision and leadership and to all the contributors to the special issue!

The September 2012 issue of American Quarterly (Volume 64, Issue 3) was recognized as the co-winner of Best Special Issue by The Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ).

The journal has updated its Author Guidelines to introduce an online submission system.

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Tours of Duty and Tours of Leisure

Now available from the Johns Hopkins University Press, this special issue investigates the multiple ways in which tourism and militarism inform each other in the past and in our own contemporary moment. 

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