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Vol. 3, No. 1 (2014) — Special Issue  — NEW!

Cosmopolitan Florence: The Legacy of Nineteenth-Century Travelers, Elise M. Ciregna and Sirpa Salenius, Special Issue Coordinators.  (Just published — Access the issue here.)


  • “Cultivating Cosmopolitanism: Nineteenth-Century Americans in Florence” by Sirpa Salenius
  • “An Intellectual Life: Horatio Greenough and his Florentine Circle” by Elise Madeleine Ciregna
  • “‘Isolated from any village’: Vernon Lee’s Florence and Villa il Palmerino” by Crystal Hall and Stefano Vincieri

Vol. 2, No. 4 (2013) — Views from the Ivory Tower Section

“On Not Heeding the Warnings of Plato: Why the Internet Doesn’t Have to Mean the Death of Higher Education” by David Boffa. (Read the abstract and access the full-text article here.)

Vol. 2, No. 3 (2013)

“Entertaining Social Experiments” by Paul Myron Hillier. (Read the abstract and full-text article here.)

Vol. 2, No. 2 (2013) 

“Culture and Design Education: Pedagogical Discourse for a Globalized World” by Brooke N. Scherer. (Read the abstract and full-text article here.)

Vol. 2, No. 1 (2013) 

“You Don’t Know ‘Jack’: Comparing the Heroes Jack Shephard of  ‘Lost’ and Jack Bauer of ’24′  in the Tradition of Joseph Campbell’s Monomyth and the Historic ‘Jack Tales’” by Marla Cartwright. (Read the abstract here. Read the full-text article here.)

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  • Open Inquiry Archive is pleased to announce that Sandra Cheng has recently joined OIA’s Co-editors. Dr. Cheng has been with the OIA project since its inception, working as an Editorial Advisory Board member for the past two years. With her keen judgment, outstanding breadth of knowledge, and élan, she continues to be an indispensable asset to our growing team. Dr. Cheng brings expertise in Early Modern Italian and Contemporary art; collections management experience; and considerable research, writing and technology skills. We look forward to this exciting new chapter at OIA.
  • We’re pleased to announce the inaugural entry in our new series, “Views from the Ivory Tower.”  This is a new Open Inquiry Archive section, envisioned as a series of Stained_glass_Tower_of_Ivorywhite papers and position papers that are personal essays nd reflections on the state of higher education today, from the perspectives of academics themselves.  More information and the first entry in the series is here.
  • Open Inquiry Archive‘s review section is preparing to launch. More information is now available here.


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