The Center for Digital Discourse and Culture (CDDC) at Virginia Tech Launches Arts, Culture, and Civil Society

The Center for Digital Discourse and Culture (CDDC) at Virginia Tech is pleased to announce the launch of Arts, Culture, and Civil Society (ACCS). This online archive of syllabi, e-prints, web links, and other digital resources is intended to serve as a starting point for students and scholars who are exploring the arts, culture, and civil society in their courses and/or research. These major topic areas are related to many important theoretical concerns for contemporary social criticism, political theory, and cultural policy-making. The collected materials span a wide range of disciplines, analytical frameworks, and locations. Topics range from the nature of current-day urban formations, nation-states, and local communities to the analysis of power, modernity, and discourse as related to the arts. One key aim of the ACCS project is to represent a wide range of approaches and resources related to the study of politics, culture, and the arts in our contemporary global society.

Please direct all questions or comments about ACCS to cddc [at] We also welcome your contributions and suggestions as we continue to expand the archive.

Jeremy Hunsinger
Information Ethics Fellow
Center for Information Policy Research