Open Cultural Studies is a peer-reviewed academic journal that explores the fields of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in different institutional, geographical and historical contexts. It interprets culture in an inclusive sense, which is reflected in the broad scope of the journal.
Open Cultural Studies promotes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of culture and welcomes contributions from different sub-disciplines such as the fine arts, aesthetics, sociology, anthropology, political science, and regional studies, to mention just a few. Editors also encourage submissions from a variety of methodological approaches, such as cultural studies, critical theory, feminist perspectives, gender and queer studies, poststructuralism, postmodernism, postcolonialism, political and social criticism, diaspora studies, ecology, religious studies etc.
Open Cultural Studies has a particular interest in disseminating high quality research from emerging fields of cultural studies, such as posthumanism, animal, plant or thing studies. We invite researchers, academics, teachers, practitioners and educators to submit proposals of thematic issues dealing with a wide range of subjects.
- History & Memory,
- Medieval, Renaissance, Victorian culture & many others,
- Popular culture,
- Youth cultures & subcultures,
- Visual culture,
- Photography & film,
- Ethnic cultures,
- Comparative Literature,
- Media and communication,
- Architecture and urban studies,
- Multiculturalism, inter- and trans-culturalism,
- Gender, lesbian, gay and queer studies,
- Music & dance,
- Theatre & performance,
- Culture & education,
- Regional cultural studies.
Aims and Scope
Open Cultural Studies is an international journal that publishes research articles of established and emerging scholars. The journal aims to bring together scholars working in various disciplines related to culture, as well as practitioners – writers, artists, critics and curators – in short, all people connected with the “production” and analysis of culture.
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- On June 29, 2019, Stefan Werning has published an article entitled “Walk-Through Corporate Aesthetics: Design Affordances in Tech Workspaces” in Open Cultural Studies. […]
- On March 26, 2019, Erika Doss has published an article entitled “American Art Matters: Rethinking Materiality in American Studies” in Open Cultural Studies. […]
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- In the special issue of Open Cultural Studies entitled “Of Sacred Crossroads-Cultural Studies and the Sacred,” published online in 2019, a cluster of […]