Southern Spaces: A digital publishing retrospective

Since its launch in 2004, the open-access, peer-reviewed journal Southern Spaces, published by Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS), has combined multimedia scholarly publishing with critical regional studies and graduate student training.

The journal’s newly published retrospective features recollections and commentaries from the journal’s founders and past members of the editorial staff. While conveying some of the highlights, milestones, and challenges, this is a partial history of Southern Spaces in every sense — abridged for length, incomplete, and told with a slant.

Read more: Southern Spaces: A Partial History