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ARTstor now available on-campus and off-campus


Senufo, Pelerova Masker, 1979. Tiasso, Côte d'Ivoire. Photographed by Herbert Cole.

Senufo, Pelerova Masker, 1979. Tiasso, Côte d'Ivoire. Photographed by Herbert Cole.


Following a successful trial, Pepperdine University Libraries have subscribed to ARTstor,  a nonprofit resource that provides more than one million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research. Its community-built collections comprise contributions from outstanding international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists’ estates.  Collections are useful for teaching and study in a wide range of subject areas, including art, architecture, music, religion, anthropology, literature, world history, American Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance Studies, and more.

Katsushika Hokusai; Kanagarwa-oki nami ura  (c., 1830-32 )

Subject Guides highlight featured collections and  provide search tips plus suggested search terms.  For example, the Asian Studies handout highlights ARTstor content related to the history and culture of Asia, as illustrated by works of art and architecture, from traditional forms to contemporary works, as well as photographs of historical events and figures.


For full functionality, once logged in you must register for an individual account.

  • Remote Access
    Users can create a registered user account when accessing ARTstor from a valid IP address (either on campus or through a proxy server). Each registered user account allows for a 120-day Remote Access Period during which it may be used to access ARTstor from any computer. Each time a user logs in to his or her account from an authenticated IP address, the 120-day period is reset. Registration details.
  • ARTstor Mobile
    ARTstor is accessible to registered users on the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. The mobile site allows registered users to search, browse, and view previously created image groups. ARTstor Mobile also provides a Flashcard View. Mobile help.

Instructors wishing to share ARTstor content with students through local courseware systems such as Blackboard, WebCT, Sakai, or Moodle can do so in a variety of ways.  Students can enhance Power Point presentations with ARTstor images. Permitted and prohibited uses are succinctly summarized.

For faster access on-campus, use this link:  http://www.artstor.org and click on ‘Enter Here”

Learn more about the history and mission of ARTstor in this UTube video Introduction to ARTstor with Neil Rudenstine and James Shulman.

Keep up to date with new additions and ideas for teaching and scholarship by reading the ARTstor Blog.

Pepperdine Digital Commons reaches 100,000th download milestone!

Pepperdine Digital Commons, the University’s centralized e-publishing platform and repository, celebrated its 100,000th article download this week. Launched only last February, Pepperdine Digital Commons offers full-text downloads of faculty and student scholarship, including articles in Pepperdine produced journals, such as Global Tides, Pepperdine Policy Review, and Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal. Lucky download number 100,000 was “The World of the Eighth-Century Prophets,” authored by our own Rick Marrs, Dean of Seaver College. The article appears in a 2003 issue of Leaven, a journal produced by the Religion Division of Seaver College. Prior to joining Pepperdine Digital Commons, Leaven was strictly a print-only journal. Through a partnership between the Religion Division and Pepperdine University Libraries, all 76 back issues of Leaven–going back to 1990–are now available online, opening up an important corpus of Christian Scholarship to a new, global audience.

Click here to explore Pepperdine Digital Commons. And thanks for your support.

Seven titles join Project Muse

The following journals, previously announced as joining Project MUSE, are now online:

** From the Department of English, Georgia State University:

Studies in the Literary Imagination is a biannual scholarly journal focusing on special topics in literature. SLI enjoys a worldwide audience with contributing editors and authors who are considered the leaders in their fields. SLI is unique among scholarly journals in that it relies on an editorial committee to review proposals from potential guest editors, who then invite scholars to contribute articles exploring different aspects of a particular theme. One of the favorable distinctions resulting from this practice is that each issue is topic driven; in this sense, SLI serves more as a monograph series than as a typical journal.

** From the Duke University Press:

Cultural Politics is a welcome and innovative addition. In an academic universe already well populated with journals, it is carving out its own unique place—broad and a bit quirky. It likes to leap between the theoretical and the concrete, so that it is never boring and often filled with illuminating glimpses into the intellectual and cultural worlds.” Lawrence Grossberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Moving beyond the boundaries of race, gender, and class, Cultural Politics examines the political ramifications of global cultural productions across artistic and academic disciplines. The journal explores precisely what is cultural about politics and what is political about culture by bringing together text and visual art that offer diverse modes of engagement with theory, cultural production, and politics.

** From the Penn State University Press:

Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural is an interdisciplinary forum for the study of the preternatural as seen in magics, witchcraft, spiritualism, occultism, prophecy, monstrophy, demonology, and folklore. The journal embraces a broad and dynamic definition of the preternatural, since the very categories of magic, religion, and science are open and active registers that the journal strives to explore, contextualize, and challenge.

** From the Southeast Asia Program, Cornell University:

Indonesia Journal, is a semi-annual journal devoted to the timely study of Indonesia’s culture, history, government, economy, and society. It features original scholarly articles, interviews, translations, and book reviews. Published since April 1966, the journal provides area scholars and interested readers with contemporary analysis of Indonesia and an extensive archive of research pertaining to the nation and region. The journal is published by Cornell University’s Southeast Asia Program.

** From the State University of New York Press:

One of the first multidisciplinary journals in North America, Mediaevalia was founded in 1975 and continues to provide a forum for innovative scholarship across a variety of fields in the Middle Ages and early Renaissance. Published once annually, the journal remains committed to rigorous standards of peer review, and welcomes submissions from both established and junior scholars on all aspects of medieval and early Renaissance culture.

** From the University of Hawai’i Press:

The Journal of Korean Religions is the only English-language academic journal dedicated to the study of Korean religions. It aims to stimulate interest in and research on Korean religions across a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Launched in 2010 by the Institute for the Study of Religion at Sogang University in Korea,it is peer-reviewed and published twice yearly, in March and September.

** From the University of Toronto Press:

The Journal of Religion and Popular Culture is a web-based, peer-reviewed journal committed to the academic exploration, analysis and interpretation, from a range of disciplinary perspectives, of the interrelations and interactions between religion and religious expression and popular culture, broadly defined as the products of contemporary mass culture. The journal is based in Canada but is international in scope, and open to explorations of religion and popular culture in a variety of nationalities and cultures.

New in Project Muse

Two titles have recently joined Project Muse:

Anales Galdosianos, in collaboration with the International Association of Galdós Scholars, is published once a year, and contains articles, reviews and documents, in Spanish or English, on the life and works of Benito Pérez Galdós and other 19th-century authors, as well as the intellectual and cultural history of Galdós’s Spain. [Anales Galdosianos, en colaboración con la Asociación Internacional de Galdosistas, publica anualmente artículos, reseñas y documentos, en español o en inglés, sobre la vida y obra de Benito Pérez Galdós y otros autores del siglo diecinueve y la historia intelectual y cultural de la España de Galdós.]

For more information on the journal:
http://muse.jhu.edu/content/alerts/journals/anales_galdosianos

Scandinavian Studies, from the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study, is interested in the cultures of the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Founded in 1911, the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (the supporting organization) has as its objectives: 

The promotion of Scandinavian study and instruction in America;
The encouragement of original research in this country in the fields of Scandinavian languages, literatures, history, culture, and society and the publication of the results of such research in the quarterly journal Scandinavian Studies;
The fostering of closer relations between persons interested in Scandinavian studies in North America and elsewhere.

For more information on the journal:
http://muse.jhu.edu/content/alerts/journals/scandinavian_studies

Project Muse adds titles: African Conflict & Peacebuilding Review and Syllecta Classica

Two journals previously announced as joining Project MUSE are now online:

** From the Indiana University Press:

African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review is an interdisciplinary forum for creative and rigorous studies of conflict and peace in Africa and for discussions between scholars, practitioners, and public intellectuals in Africa, the United States, and other parts of the world. It includes a wide range of theoretical, methodological, and empirical perspectives on the causes of conflicts and peace processes including, among others, cultural practices relating to conflict resolution and peacebuilding, legal and political conflict preventative measures, and the intersection of international, regional, and local interests and conceptions of conflict and peace.  ACPR is a joint publication of the Africa Peace and Conflict Network, the West African Research Association, and Indiana University Press.

** From the Department of Classics, University of Iowa:

Syllecta Classica is an annual publication of the Department of Classics at the University of Iowa. The journal specializes in publishing long, substantial articles on Classical Greek and Roman literature, history, and culture, including their modern reception. It has excellent facilities for reproducing maps, plans, and illustrations. Refereeing is double-blind, and every effort is made to reach a decision on a submission within two months.


Three additional titles join Project Muse

The following journals, previously announced as joining Project MUSE, are now online:

** From the Dictionary Society of North America:
Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America

Dictionaries: The Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles on all aspects of lexicography, as well as from areas of linguistic inquiry that relate to lexicography, and from the study of reference works in general as they bear on dictionary-making. The journal’s regular special sections include “Reference Works in Progress” and “Working Knowledge,” which report on and excerpt current lexicographical projects. A substantial portion of each year’s journal is devoted to reviews of recently published lexicons and lexicography websites, as well as to reviews of critical and historical studies of lexicography, and occasionally of biographies and popular literature related to dictionary-making, etymology, and similar topics.

** From the Mosaic: a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature:
Mosaic: a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature

Founded at the the University of Manitoba in 1967, the year of Canada’s centennial,  Mosaic is an interdisciplinary journal devoted to publishing the very best critical work in literature and theory. The journal brings insights from a wide variety of disciplines to bear on literary texts, cultural climates, topical issues, divergent art forms, and modes of creative activity. Mosaic combines rigorous scholarship with cutting-edge exploration of theory and literary criticism. It publishes contributions from scholars around the world and it distributes to 34 countries.

** From the Ateneo de Manila University:
Philippine Studies

Philippine Studies is an internationally refereed journal that publishes scholarly and original articles from a range of disciplines that provide historical and ethnographic viewpoints on the Philippines and its peoples. It welcomes works that are theoretically informed but not encumbered by jargon; studies that describe their subject well but also offer fine-grained interpretation and astute analysis; papers that look in-depth into a topic but also pursue comparative thinking. It prefers contributions not confined by the nation-state but take on transnational and global perspectives, even as it seeks to engage scholars who may not be specialists on the Philippines. Founded in 1953, Philippine Studies is published quarterly by the Ateneo de Manila University.

New in Project Muse

The following journals, previously announced as joining Project MUSE, are now online:

The Journal of Burma Studies is an annual scholarly journal jointly sponsored by the Burma Studies Group of the Association for Asian Studies and the Center for Burma Studies of Northern Illinois University and published by NUS Press, National University of Singapore. The Journal seeks to publish the best scholarly research focused on Burma/Myanmar and its minority and diasporic cultures from a variety of disciplines, ranging from art history and religious studies, to economics and law. Published since 1997, it draws together research and critical reflection on Burma/Myanmar from scholars across Asia, North America and Europe.

For more information on the journal:
http://muse.jhu.edu/content/alerts/journals/journal_of_burma_studies

The Journal of the Civil War Era is a new publication of The University of North Carolina Press. Published in association with the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center at Penn State University, it is the official publication of the Society of Civil War Historians.  William Blair, professor of American History at Penn State University, serves as Editor.

With fresh perspectives on the military, political and legal history of the era, as well as content covering slavery and antislavery, labor and capitalism, popular culture and intellectual history, the journal will include:

• Review essays
• Book reviews
• Reviews of films, digital archive collections, websites, museum exhibitions, and interventions in other media
• Columns on the profession

For more information on the journal:
http://muse.jhu.edu/content/alerts/journals/journal_of_the_civil_war_era