Book Series Cultural Inquiry →

The book series Cultural Inquiry is dedicated to exploring how diverse cultures can be brought into fruitful rather than pernicious confrontation. Taking culture in a deliberately broad sense that also includes different discourses and disciplines, it aims to open up spaces of inquiry, experimentation, and intervention. Its emphasis lies in critical reflection and in identifying and highlighting contemporary issues and concerns, even in publications with a historical orientation.

Following a decidedly cross-disciplinary approach, the series seeks to enact and provoke transfers among the humanities, the natural and social sciences, and the arts. The series includes a plurality of methodologies and approaches, binding them through the tension of mutual confrontation and negotiation rather than through homogenization or exclusion.
ISSN (Print): 2627-728X
ISSN (Online): 2627-731X

The first fourteen volumes of the series edited by Manuele Gragnolati and Christoph F. E. Holzhey appeared with Turia + Kant in Vienna/Berlin from 2010 to 2018. In 2019, the series moved to ICI Berlin, which publishes it not only in paperback but also in different open access formats (html, pdf, epub). Further details →


Book Series Cultural Inquiry

The series Cultural Inquiry is dedicated to exploring how diverse cultures can be brought into fruitful rather than pernicious confrontation. Taking culture in a deliberately broad sense that also includes different discourses and disciplines, it aims to open up spaces of inquiry, experimentation, and intervention. Its emphasis lies in critical reflection and in identifying and highlighting contemporary issues and concerns, even in publications with a historical orientation. Following a decidedly cross-disciplinary approach, it seeks to enact and provoke transfers among the humanities, the natural and social sciences, and the arts. The series includes a plurality of methodologies and approaches, binding them through the tension of mutual confrontation and negotiation rather than through homogenization or exclusion.

The first fourteen volume appeared with Turia + Kant in Vienna/Berlin from 2010 to 2018. In 2019, the series moved to ICI Berlin, which  publishes it not only in paperback but also in different open access formats (html, pdf, epub).

Series Editors

Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Manuele Gragnolati
ci.editors@ici-berlin.org

Publisher

ICI Berlin
Christinenstr. 18/19
D-10119 Berlin
+49 (30) 473 7291-10

Flyer (Book Series Cultural Inquiry 2017)

Distribution

Publications of ICI Berlin are generally available open access via the repository at https://www.ici-berlin.org/oa in html, pdf, and epub formats.

Print versions should be available world-wide through local bookstores and various online platforms, but if you have any problems ordering them, please contact us at publishing@ici-berlin.org.

Submission Guidelines

While the series ‘Cultural Inquiry’ is closely connected to the ICI Berlin, proposals for books (monographs or edited volumes) fitting the series profile are welcome from all sources. The ICI Berlin has an annual budget to contribute to the editing costs. Preference both for inclusion in the series and for publication grants is given to publications

  • closely related to the current ICI Core Project and Focus
  • resulting from collaborative work carried out at the ICI Berlin and/or emerging from events or projects previously supported by the ICI Berlin
  • from fellows, alumni, and other individuals associated with the ICI Berlin

Authors or editors wishing to present a book proposal should write to the series editors with a brief prospectus including a description of the work and its intended audience, expected length and number of illustrations, and information on the schedule for completion of the manuscript. The proposal should also include a curriculum vitae, table of contents, and a sample chapter. If the book is a collection of essays, please indicate clearly who the contributors will be, and include their abstracts as well as a preliminary version of the introduction.

If we think that we can include the proposed book in the series, we would exchange provisional acceptance letters with the author(s)/editor(s) to establish the terms of publication, and what obligations each party will have. While we would expect this to lead to a successful outcome, we will offer a formal contract only once we have seen a substantially complete (though not necessarily final) manuscript.

Decisions on funding are taken twice a year in the spring and autumn. The respective deadlines for submitting proposals are 28 February and 30 September. Proposals indicating that they do not depend on receiving an ICI Publication Grant can be submitted at any time and will be reviewed throughout the year.

For publications to appear in the autumn/spring, the finished manuscripts must be handed in by the preceding 28 February/30 September, respectively.