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July 25, 2023

New on Artstor: 5,000 images of recent events from Magnum Photos

Artstor has released 5,000 new images from Magnum Photos on the JSTOR platform, bringing the collection to more than 136,000 items. Our first JSTOR-only licensed image launch features photojournalistic coverage of momentous geopolitical events from 2021 and 2022, including global protests, the lives of political and economic refugees, the devastation of climate change, and much […]

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July 24, 2023

Unleashing the power of text analysis:
Understanding the basics

By Amy Kirchhoff, Senior Manager, Constellate
Text analysis is behind the auto-suggest on your phone, the spam filter on your email, and the suggestions in your streaming services. Its practical use in our everyday lives has been quietly impactful for many years, but recently there has been serious buzz around text analysis and generative artificial intelligence, including their potential effects on human society. If you aren’t aware of what text analysis is and how it can benefit your academic and professional life, keep reading.

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April 17, 2023

Our awe-inspiring earth:
26 open collections on JSTOR

Happy Earth Day! We’ve gathered 26 open collections on JSTOR that feature breathtaking documentation of our planet and its creatures by scientists, scholars, and artists across many eras, all free for everyone to enjoy. Microcosms: Sacred Plants of the Americas Confocal microscopy is a specialized optical imaging technique that provides contact-free, non-destructive measurements of three-dimensional […]

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April 10, 2023

Earth Day: For the birds

By Nancy Minty, Former Artstor Collections Editor
Louis Agassiz Fuertes, bird portraitist April 22 marks the 53rd anniversary of Earth Day, the birth of the modern environmental movement. This year we honor the day and the intent with a tribute to the bird portraitist Louis Agassiz Fuertes, born in 1874, nearly 100 years prior to Earth Day, in Ithaca, New York. The […]

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February 27, 2023

21 open collections for Women’s History Month

By Natalia Celine Arias, Senior Digital Designer
In the United States March is Women’s History Month, a time to remember and celebrate women’s contributions to history, culture, and society. And thanks to our contributing partners, JSTOR has an abundance of women-focused primary source collections that are free for everyone to access and use. Last year we compiled a selection of Artstor and […]

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February 24, 2023

Women behind the lens:
photographers in the field

By Nancy Minty, Former Artstor Collections Editor
“It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument. ” – Eve Arnold In honor of Women’s History Month we are celebrating the brave sisterhood that influenced the early years of photojournalism, and its successors who have shaped the fields of social and environmental documentary photography. The journey begins in the mid-nineteenth century […]

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January 30, 2023

Drawing outside the lines:
Black self-taught artists

By Nancy Minty, Former Artstor Collections Editor
“Pictures just come to my mind, and I tell my heart to go ahead” – Horace Pippin1 We have gathered a selection of the works of African American self-taught artists to honor Black History Month. Through time, the output of Black creators in America has been labeled “primitive,” “naive,” “folk art,” “self-taught,” and more recently, […]

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January 27, 2023

23 freely accessible Black history collections

By Natalia Celine Arias, Senior Digital Designer
Happy Black History Month! A year ago we shared a selection of image and primary source collections on Artstor and JSTOR that focused on Black history. Today, we have more than 20 community-contributed collections to add to that list—all free to access and download on JSTOR. Black American Independent Voices (Reveal Digital) Independent Voices provides […]

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