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Special Issue on the Challenges of Teaching Secrecy

This special issue of Secrecy and Society explores the challenges of "teaching secrecy" in higher education. We are interested in papers that reflect on the practical, methodological, epistemological, symbolic/visual, literary, psychological, political, policy, regulatory, and legal issues that are raised when the subject in the classroom is secrecy as the intentional or nonintentional concealment of information. We welcome papers that link the teaching of secrecy to other "conditions of information," such as censorship, privacy, confidentiality, anonymity, and surveillance on one hand, and openness and transparency on the other.

We will consider articles of any length and that reflect personal experiences with course development, selection and inclusion of readings and sources, student feedback, and (inter)disciplinary issues related to the teaching of secrecy.

Secrecy and Society is an open access, peer reviewed journal. Style guidelines are located here. CFP in .pdf format.


CFP / February, 2019
Submission date / August, 2019
Issue published / Fall-Winter, 2019


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Special Issue Articles


Secrecy and Intelligence: Introduction
Kathleen Vogel and Brian Balmer