First of ECMI 25th Anniversary Publication Bundles Is Out
In December, the ECMI will have been opened for incredible twenty-five years. Over the ECMI’s first quarter century, the Centre has contributed to producing nearly 700 academic and policy-oriented publications. This scholarship has spanned a wide range of forms from journal articles and books to policy briefs and project reports. Most importantly, it includes having helped to undergird the field of minority issues by producing key publication platforms like the ECMI Working Papers, the Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe (JEMIE) and the European Yearbook of Minority Issues (in collaboration with Brill publishers).
To celebrate this legacy and its 25th anniversary, the ECMI commissioned an analysis of this entire collection, aiming to identify key analytical areas, where the ECMI’s publications have had the most impact. Carried out by Pablo Gavira Diaz from the University of Kiel, the analysis singled out 10 themes, where across the last 25 years a clear thread of scholarly advancement can be seen thanks to the ECMI’s publications. These works could be re-combined into special thematic bundles, which will be presented one by one every other week until the anniversary reception in December.
The first thematic bundle 'Minorities in the Digital Age' follows this year Summer School's. Media and communication technologies have experienced an enormous transformation in the 21st Century. While the traditional dominance of press and television has not been completely replaced by the new and diverse media platforms, the latter are gradually opening up new spaces for communication and information exchange. This bundle gathers different contributions which revolve around the digital diversity and its impact on minorities.
We are also very pleased to release these bundles in collaboration with Brill, which has kindly allowed selected publications from the European Yearbook of Minority Issues to be accessed for free on their website.