CFP: Museums & Social Issues

Dear Colleagues,

/Museums & Social Issues/, a peer-reviewed journal published by Left Coast Press, is pleased to share a sneak peek at several potential themes for future issues of the journal (below). We welcome your feedback and invite you to contact MSI’s editor, Kris Morrissey, if you are interested in submitting, reviewing or helping with any of these topics: or

Future Topics:
Being Human: How does current research shape and inform what it
means to be human? How is “being human” studied and viewed today
in the fields of philosophy, cognition, computer science, biology
and others? How are we as individuals, museums and a society
connecting with and grappling with changing ideas of our human-ness?

Prisons & US: The United States has the highest proportion of
our population in prison. What does this reflect about our
society? How are prisons experienced by those within? How has the
concept and practice of prison shaped our music, literature,
identity? How have museums reflected life in prisons or served
populations within prisons?

Aging: How does aging affect the way we live in the 21st
century? What are the implications of aging on government,
relationships, and family structures? How is research changing our
assumptions about aging? What are the implications of an aging
population on museums and other cultural and educational

Homelessness: Who are the homeless and what is the path to
homelessness? What is the daily life and culture of the homeless?
What are the rights, hopes and future for those without homes? How
do museums connect with and tell the stories of these audiences?

Exhibit, Book or Program Reviews: The journal is always
interested in reviews of exhibit, books and museum projects that
address these or any other questions or issues of concern to society.

For information about submissions and deadlines contact: <>_

Editor: Kris Morrissey ( <>_)

Managing Editor: Alex Curio

Stefania R. Van Dyke
Museum Studies&  Practice
Left Coast Press, Inc.

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