June 2022

What does it mean for art history to conjoin the terms ‘British art’ and ‘the global’? What is carried by the liminal space of the conjuncture? And what is forsaken? This special issue of Art History seeks to think through the pressures placed on British art since the mid-nineteenth century as a national category of enquiry in the wake of unstable definitions of post-colonialism, neo-colonialism, globalization and the decolonial.