Southern Spaces

If you are interested in Southern culture, places, and landscapes from an analytical perspective and haven’t found Southern Spaces on the web…check it out.

What I like about the site more than its content is its format…Southern Spaces is an on-line, peer reviewed journal and much more…it was created out of Emory University with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and it is really one of the best attempts at an on-line journal that I have come across (with apologies to our own African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter).

Southern Spaces not only contains essays, annotated web resources and a conference calendar, but it also includes quite a number of interviews, photo essays, video clips of panel discussions, and much more. They even tell you how to cite all their on-line material with a hyperlink at the beginning of each article!

My only regret is that the web style is a bit high band width…not something good for those of us who want to make our work accessible to folks who might not have access to the latest technology (remember there is still a digital divide out there)…

Nevertheless, I’d love to see more on-line journals like this out there….

BTW: the image above is Building Facade, Louisville, KY by Tom Rankin, Published: 16 August 2005 in Southern Spaces.

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One Comment on “Southern Spaces”

  1. June 5, 2006 at 5:42 pm #

    Glad you like the journal. Bandwidth is a big issue we’ve been dealing with for the past couple years. Our RealMedia video is encoded in SureStream, which is supposed to throttle based on the user’s internet connection. Still, as new media formats become available the 56K connection just becomes more and more obsolete– a major disappointment since a lot of people (including my mother and our managing editor until recently) use it in their homes.

    Please consider submitting something to our journal in the future and thank you for the review!

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