Counterculture Studies was an international, online journal, published in three (3) volumes between 2018 and 2020.
It arose out of the explosion of interest in manifestations of countercultural practice in art, architecture, design, music and everyday life. The focus was on the Long Sixties as the "high" period of rebellion, but the journal also carried material related to legacies of the counterculture and aspects of contemporary countercultural protest.
The journal contained a mixture of print and audio-visual material by academic researchers and cultural workers. Scholarly articles were peer-reviewed but the journal also welcomed general contributions that did not conform to rigid academic expectations. The journal thus straddled the world of the academy and the world of the counterculture itself, something reflected in the composition of the editorial committee and advisory board.
Professor Anthony Ashbolt, the founding editor of Counterculture Studies journal, passed away on 5 June 2021.
Current Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1 (2020)
Thanks for Coming: Four Archival Collections and the Counterculture
Douglas Field, Alison Scott, Jessica Smith, Richard Wagg, and Bruce Wilkinson
A great chaos of sound: alternative practices of working through madness, alienation, and the aesthetics of catastrophe in 60s Britain
From the Profane to the Sacred: Jimi Hendrix and the Sixties Counterculture as official British Heritage