6th May 2002
After a hiatus of a few months, Imperium Volume III is on the
way! We should be online within seven days. Volume III will be the most
substantial volume yet, both in terms of quantity and of the scope of
contributions. Also planned for summer 2002 is a CD-ROM version of volumes
I-III, available both to institutions and individuals at a very reasonable
price. Watch out for more details.
26th November 2001
Some interesting summary statistics. For the period September-November,
Imperium attracted readers from the following countries (apart from the
US and UK): Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil,
Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France. Germany, Hungary, Iceland, India,
Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mauritius,
Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland,
Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand,
United Arab Emirates. That is a total of 41 countries from which we have
subscribers in 18.
21st November 2001
Imperium Volume Two is online and comments have been favourable.
Despite from a temporary server problem which took the journal offline
on over Saturday and Sunday 17th-18th February, increased numbers of hits
have been recorded for the last two weeks. The editors are conducting
a survey of the readership and this should be available soon.
28th October 2001
Imperium is up and running again, with Volume Two due for release in the next few days. As readers will have noted, it is rather later than we anticipated and we have re-defined the issues as Spring and Autumn releases. This structure also fits in better with the academic year. The next issue (on 'Englishness') is due at the beginning of 2002 and, although we already have several contributions, we welcome others and any suggestions for inclusion.
The editors have faced several difficulties in putting together this
volume, not least because our home in the Faculty of Humanities at the
University no longer exists due to a radical re-structuring of the University.
This has resulted in substantial changes for the editors and local members
of the editorial board. However, Imperium has survived! Details
of our future location within the University hierarchy will follow soon.
16th May 2001
Subscriptions to Imperium are coming in daily and the editors intend to complete a subscriber database in the near future. Thank you to all of our readers who have sent messages of support. It has certainly been a challenge to get the journal up and running in a time of many trials and tribulations in some sections of the UK higher education system.
Readers may be interested in the steps we have taken to promote the journal:
Firstly, we have registered details with all the main search engines in an attempt to optimise our profile and should be much easier to locate by searching in the near future. Secondly, we have completed an extensive mailing, including all the education sector libraries in the UK. The response has been very positive so far.
Finally, we are monitoring usage reports to profile our readership and we hope to publish some details of this soon.
After a couple of months of testing and generally improving the Imperium
website, we now seem to have it working pretty well. One problem, however,
that has arisen is that users who accessed the website during the testing
period have been getting 'old' pages turning up on their browser that
are no longer in Imperium. If you have this problem it is because
your browser has stored a version of the page in its cache memory. This
will sort itself in time, but for an IMMEDIATE solution, change your browser
preferences to ensure that the cache is always updated.
22nd December 2000
December 2000 sees the launch of the first online volume of Imperium. The journal is hosted by the University of Luton and was inspired by a series of lectures delivered to the Post-Colonial Studies Forum. at the University. Enquiries and comments are welcome. However, please bear with us as the site is tested and further developed over the next few weeks. We hope that any flaws will be detected and resolved by the end of March and at that time we will have a 'launch' and further publicise this enterprise.
|call for papers|
2001 issue of Imperium is a general issue.
For the Autumn 2002 issue of Imperium we are seeking papers on pedagogy in an interdisciplinary, post-colonial context. Details to follow.
Forthcoming issues of Imperium will include:
Helen Davis on 'The Silence of the Bertrams'.
Karen Sayers on The River at Green Knowe.
Web design in a postcolonial context.
And much more.