Boom: A Journal of California

    Written in a scholarly but accessible fashion, Boom is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal published by the University of California Press. It aims to create a dialog about the vital social, cultural, and political issues of our time. Thoughtful, provocative, and at times playful, Boom speaks not only to the scholarly community but also to the broader public, in California and beyond.
    Headed by editors Carolyn de la Peña, professor of American Studies at UC Davis and director of the Davis Humanities Institute, and Louis Warren, UC Davis’ W. Turrentine Jackson Professor of Western U.S. History, the journal includes a wide range of works, including two to three scholarly articles forming the gravitational center of each issue, and setting the foundation for other shorter, often informal works.
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Cal Humanities
    Dedicated to programming and events that encourage “an open state of mind,” Cal Humanities connects Californians to ideas and one another in order to understand our shared heritage and diverse cultures, inspire civic participation, and shape our future. Cal Humanities is an independent, nonprofit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Originally a granting organization, Cal Humanities (then the California Council for the Humanities) began to create and manage humanities programs and projects of its own in the early 1990s and is now a leader in statewide humanities programming, with a grants program connected to its programming efforts.

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