Pulps in the Digital Age

May 7, 2015 by

Pulp Magazines Project

PulpFest 2015 has invited Patrick Scott Belk, an Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania, and Nathan Madison, a researcher at the American Civil War Center in Virginia and author of the Eisner-nominated ANTI-FOREIGN IMAGERY IN AMERICAN PULPS AND COMICS, to discuss The Pulp Magazines Project on Friday, August 14th, at 3 PM.

The Pulp Magazines Project is an open-access digital archive dedicated to the study and preservation of the all-fiction pulpwood magazine. It also provides information on the history of this important but long-neglected medium, along with biographies of pulp authors, artists, and their publishers. Belk launched the site in July 2011. Since then, it has received over 650,000 page views from 182 countries around the world.

At the heart of The Project’s mission is an archive of more than 300 individual issues of pulp magazines, representing 85 different titles from the United States, England, and Australia. It consists of full-text, cover-to-cover scans made directly from the original pulp-paper magazines. The scans have been cross-checked against multiple sources to ensure integrity, and are stored and shared across multiple servers to maintain long-term availability and use. Over time, The Pulp Magazines Project archive will continue to expand, as new magazines are digitized, and new contextual materials added.

The Project is dedicated to fostering ties between collectors, fans, and academics devoted to pulp magazines, and will offer opportunities for research and collaboration to both scholars and enthusiasts alike. We will provide information on upcoming conferences and conventions, and promote new working relationships between academics and the hundreds of pulp fans, scholars, and collectors beyond the college and university.

If you have a question or comment about The Pulp Magazines Project, please send an email to info@pulpmags.org. Patrick Scott Belk and Nathan Madison will also be happy to field your comments and questions about The Project on Friday, August 14th, at 3 PM during their presentation. So plan to be there! To learn more about registering for PulpFest, click here.