journal back numbers
Back issues of the Journal from 2007 onwards. We will add further back issues during 2012, so watch this space for the release of journal issues from 2009 to 2011. The public website offers a sample article from each issue, while registered and logged-in members can access all of the articles.
New issues will be added to the website six months after the paper version is sent to members. Summer 2012 will therefore appear online in December 2012.
Volume 16, Number 2, Autumn 2011 >>
Where are we? The question every map reader dreads, especailly if they find themselves in the middle of a bog after promising a short-cut to a pub. This issue of the Interpretation Journal navigates the reader through the role of maps in interpretation. Aaron Lawton introduces the theme of the issue, which is taken up by Mick Ashworth on the role of cartographers and Carl Atkinson on research about how people use maps. Case studies range from the London tube and West Sussex to Ghent and the Cairngorms.
Volume 16, Number 1, Spring 2011 >>
This issue of the Interpretation Journal focuses on ways to push the boundaries of interpretation, inspired by the 2010 AHI Conference. Articles range from Carolyn Lloyd Brown's provocative leader and James Carter's discussion of boundaries to case studies ranging from the Kensington Palace to Washington's Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Volume 15, Number 2, Autumn 2010 >>
This edition of the Journal is dedicated to interpreting gardens.
Volume 15, Number 1, Spring 2010 >>
The Journal edition is dedicated to writing in interpretation.
Writing is sorcery. Make a few squiggly marks on a piece of paper – like the ones you’re reading now – and you conjure images and ideas in your reader’s mind. The magic trick works because the squiggly marks represent sounds, and the sounds are words, and the words are linked to things, actions, thoughts and feelings. It’s amazing the system works at all; that our brains are capable of skimming the marks so quickly while making the abstract connections between them, the sounds they represent, and the shapes and dreams for which the sounds are just symbols.
Volume 14, Number 2, Autumn 2009 >>
This issues takes a hard-nosed look at the economics of interpretation during pressing financial times. From what the HLF is looking for, to how to use good interpretation to increase footfall. There are also case studies from Australia and the USA.
Volume 14, Number 1, Spring 2009 >>
The issue of the Journal focuses on the use of pictures and imagery in interpretetation, exploring themes such as working with artists and the use of maps.
Volume 13, Number 3, Autumn 2008 >>
Articles exploring the needs for good interpretive planning.
Volume 13, Number 2, Summer 2008 >>
Examples of audio tours and other mobile interpretive media in countryside and museum locations.
Volume 13, Number 1, Spring 2008 >>
A review of award-winning interpretation across the UK.
Volume 12, Number 3, Autumn 2007 >>
Articles inspired by the 2007 Vital Spark conference range over creativity and community regeneration to how interpretation leads to protection.
Volume 12, Number 2, Summer 2007 >>
Articles looking at the uses and future of print as an interpretive medium.