Since Art History was first published in 1978, it has been a vital space for debate. The material that has subsequently appeared in the journal’s pages remains a rich archive of research material. To complement our on-going programme of special issues, Art History has commissioned a number of scholars to draw together thematic collections of articles to form virtual issues of the journal. Accompanied by newly written historiographical introductions, this series of interventions points to the continuing importance of Art History as an invaluable disciplinary repository.
We are accepting proposals for potential virtual issues addressing any topic. In line with recommendations made in the recent Royal Historical Society publication, Race, Ethnicity & Equality in UK History: A Report and Resource of Change (2018), we particularly encourage submissions from BME authors on any subject.
Proposals, comprising a 250-word outline together with a list of potential content from the journal's previously published material, should be sent by email, together with a brief biographical statement, to the Managing Editor, Samuel Bibby.
Feminist Approaches in Art History: Considering the Periodical Archive
Spanning forty years of the journal’s archive, in this virtual issue Victoria Horne gathers together a selection of the feminist interventions that have been previously published in Art History.
Classical Art History
Drawn together to accompany the June 2018 special issue, ‘The Embodied Object in Classical Antiquity’, editorial board member Michael Squire introduces a virtual issue of contributions addressing material from the ancient world.
Documents of Human Culture as a Whole: Art History and World Art Studies
In the inaugural virtual issue of Art History, published in 2015, the journal’s Managing Editor, Samuel Bibby, brings together eight contributions in order to chart the place of World Art Studies over the years.