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Conferences, Symposia, Workshops

Journals, Newsletters

Edited Volumes, Book Series

Listings below are organized chronologically by submission deadline; calls with no deadlines are at the bottom of list.

"Visual Arts Archives"

[from H-Arthist, 11/26/13]

The Journal of the Archives and Records Association invites submissions for its special issue "Visual Arts Archives."

Recent years have seen a rise in the profile of the visual arts archive. From a specialist sector, the field has become a site of rich convergence for many current issues affecting archives, such as interdisciplinary encounters with notions of the archive, and the archive as a site of creative practice. Contributions are invited to a special issue of Archives and Records (formerly the Journal of the Society of Archivists) on the theme of the visual arts archive. Articles might consider aspects of this field of archival practice, or engage with discussions about visual arts archives that have taken place outside the archival profession. The issue particularly seeks to foster interdisciplinary debate, so contributions are encouraged from within and outside the archival profession, especially where they engage with aspects of archival practice.

Over the past decade, many academic journals have produced special issues on the Archive. This special issue seeks to reach in the opposite direction, outwards from the archive to the field of visual culture. The visual arts sector has seen particularly rich interdisciplinary exchanges and discourses about archives. Increasingly, archivists have entered these critical and philosophical debates and enriched the dialogue using archivaltheory and practice, which has often been under-represented. Meanwhile, the role of the archivist, like that of the curator, has experienced a dissolving of its boundaries, its field of practice explored by those from a range of perspectives interested in the stewardship of visual arts archives, in both digital and analogue forms.

In particular, 2013 has seen a number of events that indicate the pertinence of this field of enquiry for a special issue of Archives and Records, with several conferences and symposia organized both within and outside the archival profession. A book, All that Stuff: Archiving the Artist, has been published by the ARLIS Committee for Art + Design Archives, the culmination of a strand of innovative interdisciplinary work which started with events at Tate Britain in 2007 and 2009. Meanwhile, The National Archives' strategic initiative "Archiving the Arts" has launched, aiming "to ensure that the records of art in the UK are well cared for and accessible, and that their value is recognized."

We invite papers reflecting on any aspect of archival practice in visual arts archives. Contributions might consider, but are not confined to, the following themes:
- Interdisciplinary perspectives on visual arts archives
- Building relationships with art and design practitioners and organisations
- Alternative archival practices of visual arts archives
- Defining the archival object in the visual arts environment: non-traditional archival forms
- New technologies in visual arts records, their collection, management and preservation
- Copyright and intellectual property rights in art and design environments
- Value in visual arts archives, which might include monetary and reputational values
- Hidden or under-researched visual arts materials.

Prospective authors are invited to contact the Editor of this special issue, Sue Breakell ( to discuss potential articles. The deadline for submissions is 31st July 2014. All submissions will be double blind peer-reviewed and should be presented in line with Archives and Records style guidelines, available at:

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"Image and Time"

Fifth International Graduate Symposium of Art History
Peking University
Beijing, China
22-23 November 2014

[from H-Arthist, 11/11/13]

Everything has its history. In the transition from the "linguistic turn" to the "pictorial turn", image has not only permeated every aspect of our life, but also has more profoundly shaped the ways in which we understand the past, present and future, than ever. The historical ruins always bring us the nostalgic memories. Xie He (479-502) once said: "The thousand years of silence can be seen from a displayed painting." In China, the image has long been regarded as a cognitive means of understanding history. To some extent, the history of art is the history of studying man-made things within the frame of history. However, whether the image can be used as reliable evidence for the historical research? How should the Art History do in the debate of "image demonstrating history" or "history demonstrating image"? In The Shape of Time, George Kubler has warned the new generation of academics to abandon the simple "biological model," and to replace it with the more complicated and more precise historical narratives. The "retro" in Chinese traditional culture is a very interesting historical and cultural phenomena. A lot of art history innovations have been achieved through the retro. In these cases, to promote the retro does not mean to completely "recover" or "respond" to the real ancient times, but to view the future as the past in order to obtain the contemporary art visions, through remembering, tracing and fusing some lost images.

The 2014 Peking University Graduate Symposium aims to provide the young scholars with an intellectually engaging platform, where they can exchange ideas and share their own research through the theme of "Image and Time". We are now open to accept proposals from graduate students both in China and overseas. During the symposium, we will offer accommodations to the invited participants, including food and lodging. In addition, we will cover costs for a field trip for the participants, which will be organized following the symposium. The working language[s] will be both Chinese and English.

Potential participants should submit a proposal of 1000-word and current curriculum vitae to by July 31, 2014. A confirmation email will be sent to the applicants after the proposals are selected.

If you have any questions, please contact: Ms. Guan Jianhong
Ms. Ruan Jinyi
School of Arts
Peking University
5 Yiheyuan Road
Haidian District
Beijing 100871
tel +86-10-62751197
fax +86-10-62759675.

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"Made people. The beauty of the body in art and cosmetics"

Academic workshop in two parts
Made people I: "Make-up," Freie Universität Berlin, 26-27 June 2015
Made people II: "Makeover," Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Institut, 20-21 November 2015

[from H-Arthist, 4/26/14]

Since antiquity, beauty has been regarded as a work of art in which nature plays a role not so much as a holistic model and ideal but as a basic substance and an "assembly kit." This concept of composite beauty bears the reservation that beauty as an entity only exists in an incomplete form in nature. It suggests that work can be performed on the human body, both to improve and to correct it. The initial hypothesis is that such work represents a concept combining artistic, cosmetic and medical practices that sees the techniques of art in a fundamental field of tension vis-à-vis the substances provided by nature.

Even more than in painting and sculpting, both of which pursued a demonstration of their autonomy and perfection in estheticizing nature in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, a supposed inadequacy of what nature had to offer became a lasting point of friction and even the sole legitimisation in the practice of putting on make-up or doing one’s hair and in more recent beauty surgery. While the impression of naturalness remained virulent as a measurement and an ideal, as it also does in art that continuous to pursue imitatio, the boundary to reality simultaneously became permeable, so that beauty could literally assume the role of a second nature and the stylist could turn into an alter deus.

Designed as an interdisciplinary event, the workshop explores the norms and techniques of such an estheticizing treatment of nature in the fields of art, cosmetics and plastic surgery regarding physical beauty and the instruments and guiding principles of its creation or enhancement. In two sessions, it traces the various degrees of cosmetic and artistic treatment of and intervention in the natural body from antiquity to the present, examining its superficial make-up on the one hand and its far-reaching makeover on the other. Here, special attention is given to the techniques of estheticization, the processes of selection and synthesis as well as the modification or modelling of parts of the body with respect to both colours and shapes. Such a focus also allows for a demonstration of the violent side that the ideal of beauty bears which ultimately always entails changes to nature, a dissection of the body into beautiful individual parts and their chimera-like reassembling.

The aim of the workshop is to promote academic exchange between junior scholars and established experts. Also, with the aid of a selection of source texts and a common discussion of selected museum exhibits on site, a common thematic basis is to be developed that covers beautifying techniques of make-up and makeover and reaches beyond individual specialisation.

Junior scholars from all disciplines are invited to hand in proposals for twenty-minute contributions in German or English on the presentations and design of physical beauty between nature and art and cosmetics and medicine.

Abstracts not exceeding 500 words and a brief CV are to be submitted to by July 31, 2014. Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered if applications for funding are accepted.

Dr. Romana Filzmoser, Universität Salzburg
Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dietrich Löhr, Freie Universität Berlin/Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Institut
Julia Saviello M. A., Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

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"Skulptur des 21. Jahrhunderts [Sculpture of the 21st century]"

[from H-Arthist, 5/2/14]

Die Skulptur des 21. Jahrhunderts ist der Schwerpunkt des nächsten Themenheftes der Sektion Gegenwart der Online-Zeitschrift In diesem Heft möchten wir uns u.a. folgenden Fragen widmen: Gibt es neue Tendenzen der Produktion, Rezeption und der kunsthistorisch- bildwissenschaftlichen Analyse von Skulpturen im 21. Jahrhundert? Ist eine 'inhaltliche Neubestimmung' der Begrifflichkeit plastischer Arbeiten notwendig, wie sie Rübel in "Plastizität. Eine Kunstgeschichte des Veränderlichen" (München, 2012) fordert? Oder kann - auch im Ausgang von Roland Barthes' These der "endlosen Umwandlung" des Materials - eine Auflösung ins Nichts respektive ins Unsichtbare beobachtet werden? Sind die skulpturalen Arbeiten dieses Jahrhunderts ferner interkulturell, global und (neo-)universal - oder doch wieder regional? Welche Leitkategorien ästhetischer und kultureller Qualität (z.B. das "Komische") gewinnen gegenwärtig im Skulptur-Diskurs besondere Signifikanz?

Bitte reichen Sie Beiträge ein, die sich thematisch und methodisch mit der Produktion, Rezeption, Vermittlung und Interpretation auseinandersetzen. Studien zu Kontexten, Material und ästhetischen Analysen sind ebenfalls willkommen.

Interessierte Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaftlerinnen und -wissenschaftler können uns bis zum 31. Juli 2014 ein Abstract mit max. 250 Wörtern zu senden:

per E-Mail:

per Post: e.V.
Sektion Gegenwart
c/o Institut für Kunst- und Bildgeschichte
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin

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"Object Fantasies. Forms & Fictions"

Interdisciplinary Conference of the Junior Research Group "Premodern Objects. An Archaeology of Experience"
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich
7-9 October 2015

[from H-Arthist, 6/7/14]

In modern understanding, the word "object" signifies something material, spatially defined and functionally determined. These notions are accentuated by the word objectivity, which defines an ideal, systematic mode of grasping objects as "subjects" that presumably operate neutrally and scientifically. In contrast, the Latin word "fantasia" has, since antiquity, signified an apparition or the ability to imagine something that can equally be an image, a concept or, also, an object.

The conference takes the latter alternative meaning, that is, the non-objective experience of objects as well as recent positions of thing studies as the basis for inquiry into the creative act in the reception and construction of objects. How, for instance, do the object fantasies let the borders between object categories or objects and creatures blur? What role do they–equally nourished by illusion and experience–play in the perception and handling of material objects? To what degree do perceptions of and references to objects have a lasting effect on the conception and creation of other material objects or fictional objects in images and texts? And finally: What correlation exists between the creative handling of the objectual, the self-perception of subjects and the concrete and imaginary conditions of their social lives?

The conference will pursue these as well as other lines of questioning of different formal as well as fictional possibilities in the creation of objects. Welcome are papers from all fields of human sciences on individual objects, object categories and systems, objects in images and texts, objects with images and script as well as object theories. The travel and accommodation costs of the speakers will be covered. The conference serves as a preparation for an anthology on the same topic. Working languages are English, German, French and Italian. Please send a one page abstract and a short CV by July 31, 2014 to

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"Visual Narratives - Cultural Identities"

University of Hamburg
27-29 November 2014

[from H-Arthist, 6/23/14]

Increasingly, cultural studies focus on stories and the narration of stories as important catalysts for the constitution, confirmation, and modification of cultural identities. Not only in times of what seems like floods of images but since images are made a large part of these stories and narratives is communicated by visual media. Constantly it can be observed that elaborate iconographic programs are developed to establish specific meanings more or less successfully as essential elements of cultural identities.

To analyse and interpret visual media from such a perspective it is, on the one hand, necessary to develop categories to describe their narrative aspect. The current state of research is heterogeneous: On narratology of film and graphic literature there are rich discussions and developed methods and theories whilst research in the field of single and static images is quite fragmentary. On the other hand methods have to be explored which facilitate cultural interpretations of visual narratives and which may decode the deeper meanings transmitted - also from times and epochs long gone. Finally, it has to be considered how narrative contents participate in the construction of cultural identities.

Basic questions for the conference could be:
- By which means may the narrative aspects of visual media be described?
- Which are the methods to decode the transmitted messages?
- Which strategies are used to construct cultural identities visually? - Do, in turn, changed or modified identities lead to different patterns of stories and narrations? - What can be gained from a comparison of visual-narrative communication with other forms, for example literary ones?

The conference is organised by students of archaeology, art history, and cultural anthropology. It will contain lectures and workshops on the main topics and provide opportunities for detailed discussion. We are especially looking for trans- and interdisciplinary contributions which deal with the analysis and interpretation of narratives and narrations in visual media from narratological and (visual) culture studies perspectives. There is no limitation to certain times or cultures. The contributions are going to be published after the conference. Proposals for lectures (30 min) or workshops (60 min) in German or English may be sent to (contact persons: Jacobus Bracker, Clara Doose-Grünefeld, Tim Jegodzinski and Kirsten Maack) until 31 July 2014. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words. Further we would be grateful to receive a short academic CV. We encourage establiched scholars and especially young scholars and students of all levels to contribute. Funding of speakers' travel and accommodation expenses can currently not be guaranteed. However, participation in the conference is free of any charge.

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"L'art et la guerre [Art and war]"

Institut Catholique de Paris
9 October 2014 - 9 April 2015

[from H-Arthist, 7/9/14]

Pour la quatrième année consécutive, les Jeudis de l'art, cycle de conférences en histoire de l'art gratuit et ouvert à tous, se dérouleront à l'Institut Catholique de Paris sur toute la durée de l'année universitaire 2014-2015 (entre octobre et avril). Dans le cadre des cursus de licence et de master de la Faculté des Lettres, ces rencontres régulières veulent apporter un complément aux enseignements généraux en abordant des sujets plus spécifiques, et créer un lieu d'échanges interdisciplinaires entre étudiants, enseignants et public extérieur. C'est aussi l'occasion pour les chercheurs de donner un aperçu de leurs travaux tout en initiant les étudiants à la recherche scientifique.

Pour l'année 2014-2015, le thème retenu pour les Jeudis de l'art est « L'art et la guerre ». Dans le cadre des commémorations du 70ème anniversaire du Débarquement de Normandie et du centenaire du début de la Première Guerre mondiale, nous souhaitons aborder la question des relations entre l'art, les artistes et la guerre. De la stèle de Narâm-Sîn, roi d'Akkad, et des reliefs illustrant la victoire de Ramsès II sur les Hittites à Qadesh jusqu'aux œuvres cinématographiques sur la Grande Guerre ou sur des conflits plus récents, en passant par les tableaux d'Antoine-Jean Gros glorifiant Napoléon Ier sur les champs de bataille, par le Guernica de Pablo Picasso ou encore par les photographies de Matthew Brady durant la Guerre de Sécession et plus tard celles de Robert Capa en Espagne, les artistes demeurent, depuis toujours, les principaux témoins des grands conflits, rendant avec force et lucidité ce qu'ils ont vu. Parfois muselés par le pouvoir et la censure, ou contraints de servir la propagande d'un chef triomphant, parfois résistants par leurs productions clandestines ou leur opposition ouverte, ils s'érigent en véritables acteurs de ces temps troublés, proposant aux autres leurs pensées singulières.

L'évolution des représentations de la guerre au fil des siècles, de l'Antiquité à nos jours, ainsi que l'attitude des artistes face aux conflits, ses horreurs et ses différents acteurs, sont les principales problématiques abordées au cours du cycle à venir. Six rencontres mensuelles auront lieu, de 18h30 à 20h, le deuxième jeudi de chaque mois de l'année universitaire (à savoir le 9 octobre 2014, 20 novembre 2014, 11 décembre 2014, 12 février 2015, 12 mars 2015 et 9 avril 2015). Elles permettront à deux ou trois intervenants de se retrouver autour d'une thématique commune que nous déterminerons en fonction des propositions de communication reçues. Le but est de créer une discussion entre les différents intervenants, mais aussi avec le public. D'ailleurs, pour lui permettre de participer plus facilement, nous mettons à sa disposition sur notre site internet des éléments d'informations qui lui donneront certaines clés de compréhension, et par la suite d'approfondissement, pour aborder de tels sujets.

Toutes propositions de communication, tant de chercheurs confirmés que de jeunes docteurs et doctorants, sont bienvenues. Étant donné le sujet abordé, historiens de l'art, archéologues, conservateurs, mais aussi architectes, artistes (peintres, cinéastes, etc.) ou encore restaurateurs sont les bienvenus dans la mesure où les présentations proposées sont issues de leurs spécialités de recherche et/ou de pratique. N'hésitez pas à nous proposer la communication d'un collègue ou d'une connaissance qui puisse mettre en relief les problématiques que vous aborderez.

Chaque intervention devra durer entre 15 et 20 minutes (en fonction du nombre de participants) et sera suivie d'une discussion avec les auditeurs et les autres acteurs de la séance. Les intervenants devront tenir compte du public, mêlant étudiants de licence et de master, enseignants-chercheurs et auditeurs libres, et adapter leur discours en conséquence. Toute personne intéressée peut envoyer son projet de communication (CV + synopsis d'une page maximum), avant le 31 juillet 2014, par voie électronique, aux adresses suivantes: et Pour toute question supplémentaire, nous sommes à votre disposition ou vous donnons rendez-vous sur:

Cécile COULANGEON et Pierre-Emmanuel PERRIER de La BÂTHIE
Chargés d'enseignement en Histoire de l'art à l'Institut Catholique de Paris

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"Wear Your Nation - Wear Your Utopia?! Clothing, Fashion and Beauty in Historical Perspective"

German Historical Institute
Warsaw, Poland
12-14 January 2015

[from H-ASIA, 6/21/14]

Organized by Dr. Anna Novikov (Deutsches Historisches Institut, Warsaw), Svenja Bethke (Institute for the History of the German Jews, Hamburg), Nathalie Keigel M.A. (University of Hamburg)

The basic premise that "everybody needs to dress" enables historians to examine to which extent individuals and groups define themselves by means of clothing, fashion and beauty ideals, or whether (and how) they disassociate themselves from these ideals. In short, whether intended by the respective actors or not, (self-)identifications, categorizations, self-images and feelings of belonging can be clarified within this framework.

Did people over the course of history also try to express national, religious or political belonging through their clothes? In these respects, manifestations of power relations can come into focus, whether in terms of the relationship between (state) authorities and individuals or with regard to social stratification, interactions between the individual and the collective, generational differences or gender roles. A historical perspective and a focus on various geographical areas and communities enable us to emphasize the constructed and dynamic nature of concepts of fashion and beauty.

In a three-day-workshop, with ample room for discussion, we would like to explore how ideals of clothing, fashion and beauty as categories of analysis provide a new perspective upon historical processes of negotiation in the context of nation-building and during the implementation of social projects and utopias.

We aim for a broad geographical coverage with regard to the contributions. The chronological focus should be on the modern period. The focus lies on both the actors, who determined and shaped the processes of negotiation as to what was considered "fashionable", and on the analysis of tension in the economic, medial, political and social realms that were the driving forces behind far more visible manifestations.

Clothing, fashion, and beauty should in principle be reflected and discussed as a historical category of analysis. Of interest are, among other things, methodological and theoretical approaches (for instance of visual culture studies, of material culture, performativity, body history, etc.), whose applicability should be examined by using historical case studies.

The workshop will be held in English.

The committee invites researchers to submit abstracts for short presentations (in English), which are connected to the aforementioned topics. The inclusion of historical sources is considered a requirement. Please send a 250-word abstract until 1 August 2014 per e-mail to Participants will be informed by 15 August 2014 about the results. Costs for accommodation over the course of the workshop and travel expenses (to some extent) of invited speakers will be covered by the organizers.

Funded by the German Historical Institute (DHI) Warsaw and the Institute for the History of the German Jews (IGdJ), Hamburg

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"What do we talk about when we talk photography?"

Moscow, Russia
28-30 November 2014

[from H-Arthist, 6/28/14]

Today photography is losing its former borders on the one hand, as it is dissolved in contemporary art but on the other hand, a photographic image, being a part of everyday communication in social networks, acquires a new grammar. At the same time a vast number of photographs which refer us to the past is becoming today accessible to everyone thanks to digital technologies, whereas the scale and the speed of spreading the images raise complicated tasks for the researcher. All the former and contemporary contexts urge us to assess the photographic medium over and over again theoretically, and to adopt this understanding of photography while working in museums, galleries and archives.

Aesthetic, philosophical, culture-historical discourses on photography are different but they have common features. In contemporary approaches to the research in photography the stress is shifted from the image itself to the problems of cultural vision: the context of the surroundings, the cultural norms and the social practices which determine the meaning of the photographs.

The Conference "What do we talk about when we talk photography?" is timed to the first Exhibition of Stereo Photographs from the archive of Sergei Chelnokov (1869-1924) who was an amateur photographer. He took pictures at the turn of the century both of the everyday life of his family and of the historical events (from the Russian-Japanese War up to the Paris Exhibition of 1900).

This Exhibition which fosters understanding of the photography of the time "after" (after the history, after the photograph) permits in the first place to discuss various themes for constructing history (both history on large scale and history of everyday life), as well as themes of the specific status of the archive and of the erased borders between genres. This Exhibition is called upon to promote studying unknown collections and to study the specifics of the stereoscopic photographs referring to the issues of "new materiality" of photography. It also makes us take a diverse view of the photographs depending on the situation in which they are presented.

The aim of the Conference is to engage specialists working in different fields of research: philosophers, specialists in cultural studies, historians, anthropologists, sociologists as well as those who are involved in practical research: museum workers, curators, collectors, artists, photographers to the discussion of the current problems of photography.

Submitted proposals for presentation should address the following themes (but there is no limit to the list of the themes).

Theory of Photography
Photography and photographic: change of discourse in photography
Image and borders of representation
Photography as a document, as an artifact, as art: new meanings
"Staged" and "Documentary" in Photography

Photography and History
Creating of "Big history" and "History of Everyday Life"
Fragmentary character of the photograph and the construction of the narrative
Image and photography as instruments of historical vision
Work of a historian: time and memory in the photographic document
Power of image and image of power: politics and propaganda

Photography and Archives
Status and logic of the (photo) archive
Trauma and memory: the forgotten and the subdued
Unknown collections: photography "ad marginem"
Vernacular photography in museums and in private collections
Travel Photography: from ethnographic collections to online-albums

Photography and Disaster
Chronicles and reporting: genre of presenting the disaster
War photography
Esthetics of violence and death in photography
Details of horror: photographic "reality" and "realism"
Traumatic experience – photography as evidence and as therapy

Photography and New Materiality
Photography as (physical) object
(Non)materiality of image
"Amateur" photography in "high art"
Stereo photography: technical parameters and effects of image

Important dates:
Deadline for submission: August 1, 2014
Notification of authors: August 20, 2014
The deadline for the publication of the material: October 1, 2014 (about 20,000 printed signs)
The time of the Conference: November 28-30, 2014

To propose a paper please send a 1000-word (maximum) thesis no later than August 1, 2014 to Please indicate full name of each author with current affiliation and full contact details. A short biographical note (200-world) could be supplied on a separate document. Documents could be in Russian or English.

There are limited funds to partially cover the travel and accommodations costs. Participants will be notified of the financial support by August 20, 2014.

The Organizing Committee:
Olga Annanurova (Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow; Museum "The Moscow House of Photography")
Ilya Inishev (Higher School of Economics)
Dmirii Novikov (Higher School of Economics)
Anna Petrova (Moscow Museum of Architecture)
Nina Sosna (Higher School of Economics)

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"The Study of Visual Culture in the Era of Zeroes and Ones"

Art Historians of Southern California
Santa Monica College
Santa Monica, CA
18 October 2014

[from H-Arthist, 5/22/14]

The tele-electronic digital world is transforming the ways we teach, the types of research we pursue, the subjects we teach about, the methodologies we employ, as well as how we archive and preserve. The Getty has pledged to spend millions on digital tools and USC used its 1.9 million Mellon Grant for Digital Humanities to announce a larger pledge for the University to spend a billion in the next ten years on digital knowledge and informatics. Institutional leverage and enticement with monetary support are sure to create disruption and change for academics. What does this mean for scholars and professionals and how is it going to affect our disciplines? The College Art Association published their Samuel Kress Foundation study on Changing Research in Art History in their May 7th newsletter that highlighted the need for academics of visual culture to respond to the changing needs of the discipline.

This symposium seeks submissions that engage and theorize the ways the study of art history and visual culture are changing and the ways scholars are adapting and innovating to meet these new challenges and opportunities. We encourage inter-disciplinary, trans-disciplinary, cross-disciplinary and uni-disciplinary approaches. Diverse topics are welcome and we imagine receiving proposals on: digital pedagogy, archival practices, digital humanities, database as research, visual scholarship, virtual humanities, and digital/virtual/database art among others.

250-word abstracts should be submitted to & by August 15th 2014. Participants will be notified by September 1st 2014. The conference will take place on Saturday, October 18th 2014 at Santa Monica College. Lev Manovich, pioneer in theorizing cultural analytics and new media history, will be the keynote speaker.

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Verge: Studies in Global Asias

[from MCLC, 6/7/13 and 12/7/13]

Verge: Studies in Global Asias is a new journal that includes scholarship from scholars in both Asian and Asian American Studies. These two fields have traditionally defined themselves in opposition to one another, with the former focused on an area-studies, nationally and politically oriented approach, and the latter emphasizing epistemological categories, including ethnicity and citizenship, that drew mainly on the history of the United States. The past decade however has seen a series of rapprochements in which, for instance, categories "belonging" to Asian American Studies (ethnicity, race, diaspora) have been applied with increasing success to studies of Asia. For example Asian Studies has responded to the postnational turn in the humanities and social sciences by becoming increasingly open to rethinking its national and regional insularities, and to work that pushes, often literally, on the boundaries of Asia as both a place and a concept. At the same time, Asian American Studies has become increasingly aware of the ongoing importance of Asia to the Asian American experience, and thus more open to work that is transnational or multilingual, as well as to forms of scholarship that challenge the US-centrism of concepts governing the Asian diaspora.

Verge showcases scholarship on "Asian" topics from across the humanities and humanistic social sciences, while recognizing that the changing scope of "Asia" as a concept and method is today an object of vital critical concern. Deeply transnational and transhistorical in scope, Verge emphasizes thematic and conceptual links among the disciplines and regional/area studies formations that address Asia in a variety of particularist (national, subnational, individual) and generalist (national, regional, global) modes Responding to the ways in which large-scale social, cultural, and economic concepts like the world, the globe, or the universal (not to mention East Asian cousins like tianxia or datong) are reshaping the ways we think about the present, the past and the future, the journal publishes scholarship that occupies and enlarges the proximities among disciplinary and historical fields, from the ancient to the modern periods. The journal emphasizes multidisciplinary engagement—a crossing and dialogue of the disciplines that does not erase disciplinary differences, but uses them to make possible new conversations and new models of critical thought.

The history of scholarship on Asian America, when juxtaposed with the fields of Asian Studies, reminds us how much nations, national movements, and other forms of national development continue to exert powerful effects on the world in which we live. Such movements also remind us of the importance of inter-nationalism, of the kinds of networks that can spring up between states and which can work to disrupt the smooth passage of the planet into a utopian post-national future. The growing interest in the global and the transnational across disciplines thus brings the various Asia-oriented fields and disciplines—history and literature, Asia and Asian America, East and South, modern and premodern—closer together. This inaugural issue seeks to feature work that illustrates the diverse engagements across disciplines (literature, history, sociology, art history, political science, geography) and fields (Asian Studies and Asian American Studies) that are possible once we begin thinking about the possible convergences and divergences such divisions have traditionally represented. We welcome a range of perspectives; featured contributors include Ien Ang, Dean Chan, Alexandra Chang, Catherine Ceniza Choy, Magnus Fiskejo, Pika Ghosh, Evelyn Hu-Dehart, Yunte Huang, Suk-young Kim, Joachim Kurtz, Meera Lee, Wei Li, Colleen Lye, Sucheta Mazumdar, Tak-wing Ngo, Haun Saussy, David Palumbo-Liu, Sheldon Pollack, Shuh-mei Shih, Eleanor Ty, and Jeffrey Wasserstrom. Submission deadline: February 1, 2014.

Issue 2: COLLECTING (edited by Jonathan Abel and Charlotte Eubanks)
As a construct and product of powerful institutions from empires, to nation-states, museums, to universities, Asia has long been formulated at the level of the collection. Whether through royal court poetry compilations, colonial treasure hunters, art historians, bric a brac shop keepers, or librarians of rare archives, the role of collecting and classification has been deeply connected not only to definitions of what counts as Asia and who can be considered Asian, but also to how Asia continues to be configured and re-configured today. With this in mind, this special issue of Verge seeks to collect papers on the history, finance, psychology, politics and aesthetics of collecting Asia in Asia and beyond. This collection hopes not only to bring into relief how "Asia" has been created but also to promote new definitions of Asia. What, for instance, are the historical implications of government-sponsored poetry anthologies in Mughal India, Heian-era Japan, or 20th century North Korea? What do the contents of treasure-houses--at Angkor Wat, Yasukuni Shrine, or Vishwanath -tell us about evolving concepts of art and of the elasticity of cultural and national contours? When did Japan become a geographical base for the collection of Asia? Who collects Chinese books? How has Indian art been defined by curatorial practices? Why did South Korea begin to collect oral histories in the 1990s? What politics lie behind the exhibition of mainland Chinese posters in Taiwan? How much money do cultural foundations spend on maintaining collections? Where are the limits of Asian collections in geographical and diasporic terms? How do constructions of these collections impact our views of the collective, whether of Tibetan exiles in Dharamsala, Japanese internment camps in Indonesia, global Chinatowns, or adherents of new Asian religions in the Americas and former Soviet Republics? This issue is interested in the various cultures of collecting Asia and collecting Asians, in the many politics of collecting, in the odd financial restrictions on collectors, in the psychology of collecting, in the anthropology of how communities form around collected objects, and in the sociology around collective histories. Submission deadline: August 1, 2014

Issue 3: ASIAN URBANISMS AND URBANIZATIONS (edited by Madhuri Desai and Shuang Shen)
In the contemporary age of globalization, the city has gained new importance and attention as a center of information industry, a node of transnational and translocal networks, and a significant site of capital, labor migration and culture (Saskia Sassen, Manuel Castells and David Harvey). While this renewed interest in the city both perpetuates and revises theories of the city as a metaphor of modernity (Walter Benjamin, Georg Simmel), it also opens up questions regarding the uniqueness and relevance of earlier cities and their experience of urbanization. When we move us away from Eurocentric understandings of modernity and time, it becomes increasingly possible to study non-European urbanisms in the past and at present with theoretical rigor and historical specificity. For this special issue, we invite submissions (around 8000 words) that explore urbanism as a site of comparison and connection among various Asian locales and beyond. We are interested in not just studies of Asian cities and their urban experience but also how "Asia" has been imagined both historically and contemporaneously, through urbanism and urbanization, and how "Asia" as a term of travel is registered in the urban space. This special issue will draw attention to the following questions: As cities become increasingly connected and similar to each other, how do they express their distinct identities as well as articulate their unique histories? Besides circulation, movement, and networks that have been much emphasized in contemporary studies of the city, how do borders, checkpoints, and passwords function in urban contexts? How does the city articulate connections between the local, the national, and the transnational? How does the Asian experience of urbanization and ideas surrounding Asian urbanism revise, rethink, and in some cases revive Asia's colonial past? What does the Western perspective on some Asian cities as unprecedented and futuristic tells us about the imagination of Asia in the global context? How do migrant and ethnic communities negotiate with and redefine the public space of the city? How is the urban public shared or fragmented by co-existing ethnic and religious communities? How is the rising cosmopolitanism of these cities challenged through migration and sharply defined ethnic and religious identities? We invite submissions that address these questions within the context of Early modern, colonial and contemporary urbanisms and urbanizations. Deadline: April 1, 2015

Issue 4: ASIAN EMPIRES & IMPERIALISM (edited by On-cho Ng and Erica Brindley)
The nature of Asian empires in the past, as well as the definition of imperialism in contemporary times, is a topic of ongoing discussion among scholars from a wide range of fields. In this special issue ofVerge, we will explore a cluster of issues concerning the mechanics and influence of empires, imperial authority, and imperial types of influence over indigenous cultures and frontiers in Asia, as well as their diasporas abroad and in the USA. We invite submissions that address one or some of the following questions: How did various imperial efforts interact with local concerns to shape the history of cross-cultural interactions in this region? How did imperial regimes propose to solve the issue of a multi-ethnic empire? What were the roles of specific geographic and economic spheres in Asia (such as those of nomadic, agricultural, maritime, high altitude or lowland, and far-flung/diasporic cultures) in contributing to the distinctive quality of certain empires? How do certain characteristics of imperial administration and control in Asia compare to those of imperial states in other regions of the world? In addition to questions concerning the long history of Asian imperialism and comparisons with other empires, we also solicit submissions that speak to questions concerning contemporary Asian diasporas and their reactions to various forms of imperialism in the modern age. Questions might address such topics as "Yellow Peril" fears about Asian cultural imperialism; Japanese internment camps as a US response to Japanese imperial expansion in the Pacific; the Tibetan diaspora in South Asia and the Americas as a reaction to contemporary Chinese imperialism; Vietnamese responses to French, Chinese, or American imperialisms, and the treatment of Japanese-Americans in Hawaii in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor. Submission deadline: August 1, 2015

Grace Hui-chuan Wu
Editorial Assistance
Pennsylvania State University
433 Burrowes Building
University Park, PA 16802

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FSU Thirty-Second Art History Symposium

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
31 October - 1 November 2014

[from H-Arthist, 4/30/14]

The Art History faculty and graduate students of Florida State University invite students working toward an MA or a PhD to submit abstracts of papers for presentation at the Thirty-Second Annual Art History Graduate Student Symposium. Paper sessions will begin on Friday afternoon, October 31,and continue through Saturday, November 1, with each paper followed by critical discussion. Symposium papers may come from any area of the history of art and architecture. Papers will then be considered for inclusion in Athanor, a nationally distributed journal published by the Department of Art History and the FSU College of VIsual Arts, Theatre & Dance.

The deadline for receipt of abstracts (maximum 500 words) is August 1, 2014. Please include the title of the talk, graduate level, and whether the subject originated in thesis or dissertation research.

Send the abstract by e-mail to:
Dr Lynn Jones
Symposium Coordinator
Department of Art History
Florida State University

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Material Culture of Magic

Call For Chapters
Book project ed. by Dr Antje Bosselmann-Ruickbie and Dr Leo Ruickbie

[from H-Arthist, 5/23/14]

Magic is a wide field of research comprising what we might call the occult, paranormal events, anomalous experience, spirituality and other phenomena throughout human history. However, research has often been focused more narrowly on the historical analysis of written sources, or the anthropology and occasionally sociology of practitioners and their communities, for example. What is often overlooked are the physical artefacts of magic themselves.

In all areas of research, "material culture" is becoming increasingly important–the "material turn" as it has been labelled. This is particularly the case for disciplines that traditionally have not focused on object studies but on theory such as historical or social sciences. However, it is self-evident that the objects emerging from a culture provide valuable information on societies and their history. This is also and particularly the case for magic and related phenomena. Magic, especially, became divorced from its concrete expressions as academic study focused on problems of rationality and functionalist explanation.

When studying magic it is crucial to look at the objects that have been produced and what purpose they had, who made them and in what period, whether they represent only a certain historical period or are a long-lasting phenomenon, etc. This volume hence aims to "re-materialise" magic, to re-anchor it in the physical things that constitute "magic" and recover the social lives, even biographies, of these things.

The envisaged academic book aims to cover a wide range of subjects, periods, geographical areas, as well as methods: firstly, because an interdisciplinary approach is essential to adequately encompass the subject; secondly, to investigate whether similar objects were used in different cultures in parallel or over a long period; and thirdly, to serve as a starting point for future research. This will be the first book on the material culture of magic and consequently has the potential to become a foundational text.

Therefore, we invite contributors from different disciplines such as anthropology, archaeology, art history, ethnology, folklore, parapsychology, religious studies, sociology and others. Subjects could be, for example, case studies focusing on particular objects, museum collections, or mass market items labelled as magical; analysis of classes of embodied magical functions, such as charms, amulets, talismans, magical jewellery, icons, relics, poppets (Voodoo dolls), etc.; consideration of classes of materials, such as bone, wood, metal, precious and semi-precious stones, etc. In addition, it is important to understand people-object relations, spatial-temporal aspects of magical objects, the dialectics of transference (projection and introjection), the role of narratives and social performance, cultural trajectories, and the processes of commodification and fetishisation (reification). These can be addressed in a variety of contexts from traditional religion to popular culture, and historically situated anywhere from prehistory to the present day.

Any physical representation of magical ideation or anything imbued with supernatural meanings by its creator, such as found objects, animal/human parts, and man-made artefacts, can be considered in this context. What matters is a central focus on the physicality of the magical object; its material existence.

The volume will present an overview of current research in this field. It will comprise approximately 20 of the best and most relevant contributions on this subject. Contributors will be asked to submit a finished chapter of around 6,000 words (inc. references) with publication planned for 2015.

In the first instance, an abstract of no more than 300 words should be sent, together with a brief biography, to the editors before 1 August 2014 at We are also happy to answer any questions.

Dr Antje Bosselmann-Ruickbie is a lecturer in the Department for Christian Archaeology and Byzantine Art History, Institute for Art History and Musicology, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany.

Dr Leo Ruickbie is the published author of several books, as well as the editor of the Paranormal Review, the magazine of the Society for Psychical Research, and a Committee Member of the Gesellschaft für Anomalistik (Society for Anomalistics).

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Association for Asian Studies 2015 Annual Conference

Chicago, IL
26-29 March 2015

[courtesy of AAS, 5/31/14]

The 2015 Annual Conference is scheduled to take place March 26-29, 2015 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, Chicago, Illinois.

From: [] Sent: 31 May 2014 00:17 Subject: Call for Paper now open! – Association for Asian Studies 2015 Annual Conference Association for Asian Studies 2015 Annual Conference CHICAGO CALL FOR PAPERS is now open!! The 2015 Annual Conference is scheduled to take place March 26-29, 2015 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, Chicago, Illinois. The AAS Program committee is accepting Organized Panel proposals, Roundtable proposals, Workshop proposals and Individual Paper proposals for review and consideration. All proposals should be sent electronically via the abstract submission link posted on the AAS website. Please make sure to review ALL instructions and guidelines carefully before submitting your proposals. The deadline for proposal submission is Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 5:00 pm EST.

For complete and detailed submission instructions, including Call for Papers Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), please visit the AAS Conference page.

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"Postcolonial Image Archives"

View. Theories and Practices of Visual Culture No. 7

[from H-Arthist, 5/8/14]

"These archives smell of vinegar and not of ashes. They are not grey. Their colors are white, light blue and green, and sepia. These are not shades of total destruction but rather of an ongoing decay." This poetic description by Tobias Hering concerns African film archives, their condition, and our (lack of) memory of them. It might also reveal a certain aspect of a Western way of thinking which forces us to represent postcolonial countries as colorful and entropic landscapes of ruin. However this image seems much more complex, multilayered and (while acknowledging the controversial status of this term) hybrid. What is the character of the images sitting in these archives?

As a point of departure in issue 7 of View (3/2014) we would like to take precisely the colors and smells of non-European visual archives, and examine the narratives surrounding them. We would like to analyze the meaning of archiving/collecting/gathering in a context other than Western, and those discourses that allow one to speak of it. We would also like to address the ambivalence of Western narratives and images which depict the "postcolonial situation": do they reveal more of ourselves than of the countries and problems they directly relate to? Last but not least, we would like to ask: is there such a thing as a "postcolonial image" what is it like?

We are especially interested in visual archives devoted to the postcolonial condition that are either institutional (e.g. Southern African Freedom Struggles, c.1950-1994) or private (e.g. Gadalla Gubara's film archive), as well as projects dealing with the history and decline of postcolonial archives (eg. Filipa César's work with Guinea-Bissau film archives), projects concentrated on the production of images in a postcolonial context (e.g. Jan Simon working in Nigeria, Catarina Simão undertaking the theme of film production in Mozambique), and projects devoted to images of postcolonial amnesia (e.g. Christine Meissner). We would also like to comment on images of (postcolonial) ambivalence: both historical examples (such as the films of Jean Rouch, Chris Marker's Sans Soleil, Glauber Rocha's O Leão de Sete Cabeças), and contemporary (Renzo Martens' Enjoy Poverty, Jørgen Leth's Haiti. Untitled). We are also interested in institutional aspects of this phenomenon: in the way non-European museums of photography establish their collections (e.g. Instituto Moreira Salles), and the way "postcolonial images" and their curators (e.g. Okwui Enwezor) function in the art field.

Deadline for submitted texts: 15th August 2014. For editorial and technical requirements, go to: In case of questions, e-mail:

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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie History of Photography Research Award

[from H-Arthist, 6/11/14]

Since 1978, the History and Archives section of the German Photographic Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie, DGPh) has presented an award that recognizes scientific research in the history and theory of photography.

The DGPh History of Photography Research Award 2014 will be open for all elements of research into photography's many aspects. Besides aspects of traditional history and theory of photography, topics will be considered that deal with photography's social meaning, or the impact that the medium has had on society. The applicant's work should represent an autonomous, innovative, and original contribution to these areas. The award is open to researchers from all fields.

Applications and manuscripts for the DGPh History of Photography Research Award may be submitted in either English or German. Applications should consist of a published or unpublished manuscript produced during the last two years before the deadline. Project outlines, or yet unfinished manuscripts etc. will not be accepted.

Allocation will be the decision of an expert jury. The jury will publish its reasons to reward the winning entry. The jury consists of the chairpersons of the History and Archives section of the DGPh, the previous prize winner plus one or a group of invited councellor(s). The decision of the jury will be final and binding. The award is honored with a total of 3,000 Euro. The jury holds the right to split the prize between two applicants in equal parts. The award will be handed over at a public event organized by the DGPh.

Submission requirements are:
- A complete manuscript in paper form (two copies) and as electronic file form (pdf)
- An abstract of the submitted work (approx. 300-500 words)
- A curriculum vitae (résumé)
- A list of publications.

The final date for submissions is August 19th, 2014 (date of postmark). Submissions should be addressed to:

Geschäftsstelle der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Photographie
Rheingasse 8-12
D 50676 Cologne
e-mail <>

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"Advertising and Marketing in China: Chinese-Western Cultural Encounters (19th c. - Present)"

University of San Francisco
13-14 November 2014

[from MCLC, 8/1/14]

The University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies is pleased to announce the call for papers for "Advertising and Marketing in China: Chinese-Western Cultural Encounters (19th c. - Present)" a symposium to be held at the University of San Francisco on Thursday and Friday, November 13 & 14, 2014. A keynote address by Jagdish Ramakrishnan, executive creative director, Ogilvy & Mather Beijing will be held on Thursday evening, November 13th.

The symposium is designed to facilitate an interdisciplinary conversation and the sharing of research among scholars and contemporary professionals on the topic of advertising and marketing in China from the 19th c. to the present. Presenters are encouraged to examine advertising and marketing in China during this period as a lens for understanding cultural encounters between China and the West. Scholars as well as advertising and marketing professionals are invited to share their insight on how culture has influenced the advertising and marketing of Western products in China and Chinese products in the West. Proposed themes include but are not limited to: issues of modernity, visual culture, medical exchange, relations of power, issues of gender, cultural identity, e-business and the influence of smartphones and the Internet, etc.

The deadline for proposals is Monday, August 25, 2014. Please e-mail your 250-word (maximum) abstract and Curriculum Vitae to subject line "Advertising & Marketing in China."

Contact for Questions: Melissa S. Dale, Ph.D. Executive Director & Assistant Professor University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies

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"Digital Abstraction at the Interface between Electronic Media Arts and Data Visualization"

Jacobs University
Bremen, Germany
7-8 May 2015

[from H-Arthist, 5/26/14]

Abstraction emerged as a fundamental artistic practice and visual experience of European modernism at the beginning of the twentieth century and reached its pinnacle in the post-World War II period, becoming one of the most dominant artistic idioms of the twentieth century in painting, sculpture, and architecture. Modernist abstraction has not only changed our understanding of the production, meaning, and reception of art with respect to aesthetics and art history, it has decisively contributed to the scientific and social discourse in fields such as philosophy, religious studies, psychology, visual and media studies, and even politics.

The more recent use of digital media by visual artists in parallel with the application of new methods of data visualization in the life sciences, medical research, statistics, and nanotechnology have moved the modern analogue concept, language and method of visual abstraction into the digital realm. Transformed into a computer-based code, abstraction has experienced manifold reinvigorations as a universal language of information visualization, specific to the global information and network society of the twenty-first century. In recent decades, the application of scientific visualization practices by contemporary artists has sparked investigations into the complex role of digital visual representation in relation to forms and functions of abstraction. The growth in digitally native information visualization has led to a greater use of techniques of abstraction to dynamically visualize large data sets in order to better navigate the complexities of life and knowledge processing. Many aspects of artistic visualization now overlap with the study of science and technology more than ever before, sharing in common their use of computational abstraction. Such visualizations are meanwhile recognized not only as products of knowledge-producing technology, but also as expressions of art and design, and as cultural artifacts. This transdisciplinary valuation makes it possible and even necessary to look more closely at the practice and meaning of digital abstraction at this interface between digital art and data visualization.

By drawing on a historical, media-related distinction between analogue forms of modern abstraction and digitally native contemporary forms of abstraction, the conference searches to trace the new digital connectivity between digitally mediated art, information visualization, and network science. Its main goal is to conceptualize the new double-bind relationship between abstraction and re-concretion in virtual reality by taking into account modeling and mapping as practices of complexity reduction. Since contemporary software abstraction works in both directions, from complexity to abstraction, and from abstraction to complexity, research will also focus on digital abstraction as a method of universal transcoding.

The conference theme of digital abstraction, viewed as an information-processing condition and conceptual paradigm of digital visual culture and science will be addressed in three sessions:

1) The first session will explore the qualities and particularities of digital abstraction in comparison to analogue abstraction in modern art, society and science. A combined science- and art-historical perspective is chosen in order to compare modern abstraction – informed as it was by the scientific paradigm of atomization and universalization – to digital abstraction, incorporating the new network paradigm of complexity reduction. One of the main challenges of this sort of historical analysis is to find out where new links between modern and contemporary, analogue and digital abstraction are established. Particular attention will be paid to visual processes of abstraction in the history of computational art.

2) The second session is devoted to researching digital abstraction in computational art and design. An increasing number of computer artists and designers are relying on algorithmic approaches to create static, dynamic, and interactive abstractions of data sets. Data visualization techniques are often appropriated for these processes of abstraction. This raises the question of how artists and designers apply data visualization to aesthetic concerns in the creative process. What are the components involved in creative digital abstraction? How are artists building or expanding new visual language systems? How is the complexity of life simplified by the (abstract) visualization of patterns, connections, and structures?

3) The third session addresses the issue of complexity reduction through digital abstraction from the computer informational perspective of data visualization. Relating to chaos, emergence, and complexity theory, it will explore how we navigate and visually map the diverse complexity of life, ranging from natural and artificial systems of life to social networks and knowledge production. The primary focus of the inquiry is the digital analysis of the graphic language of abstraction in visualization. Are their parallels to the language of modern abstraction, including its laws and gestalt concepts of geometric, organic, ornamental, or gestural abstraction? Are new patterns of dynamic, interactive, and (re)generative abstraction developing? Do these fuse with the analytical or even synthetic principles of modern abstraction?

This formal investigation of abstract information visualization will be framed by the overall question of what kinds of new relations between visual data representation and digital abstraction are being construed and what this signifies with regard to digital art theory and visualization studies for the reevaluation of existing theories of abstraction and representation.

We invite paper proposals to these sessions from a variety of fields, including art history, visual and media studies, life sciences, informatics, and computer science. Please submit an abstract (300 words) plus a brief CV (300 words) along with your contact information in one single Word or PDF file by August 31, 2014 to

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"The Architecture of Trade"

9th Savannah Symposium
SCAD Museum of Art
Savannah, GA
5-7 February 2015

[from H-Arthist, 6/21/14]

The SCAD School of Building Arts architectural history department invites submissions for the 9th Savannah Symposium.

The biennial Savannah Symposium series brings together scholars and professionals from a diverse range of fields to address an architectural or urban topic that is relevant to Savannah and to other parts of the world, as well as to other periods in history. The goal is to offer speakers and attendees the opportunity to interact with others who share an interest in the topic at hand, but who may be from a different discipline or field.

This year, the Savannah Symposium investigates the Architecture of Trade and features keynote presentations from Nasser Rabbat, Ph.D, director of the Aga Khan Program in Islamic Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Michael Hudson, Ph.D., president of the Institute for the Study of Long-term Economic Trends and professor of economics, University of Missouri, Kansas City.

City cultures, landscapes and architectures are inextricable from the force of trade, economics and the pursuit of goods throughout the long history of human habitation. Such cities as Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London, Mumbai and thousands of others along rivers, lakes and oceans have shaped and been shaped by global trade for centuries, if not millennia. While buildings have their own economies, such as the cost of labor, financing and material resources, they also tell a compelling story of how human beings interact through exchange across time and around the world.

The city of Savannah, beyond its famous squares, is home to the fourth-largest port in the U.S. Global trade is a force that has influenced Savannah’s architecture and economy for nearly 300 years. The 9th Savannah Symposium invites papers from multiple disciplines and scholars from around the world to examine the architecture of trade in our very own port city.

We are seeking a diverse array of papers to cover such real or imagined topics as port cities; trade routes and their building cultures; merchant dwellings; ore mines; trends in urbanization; housing; philosophies of capital, global warming and land use; post-industrial narratives; ancient, mercantile and colonial landscapes; food as commodity; renaissance financing systems; artifacts as collateral; the art collection as wealth; affluence and inequality as avant-gardism; gentrification as asset allocation; rentier capitalism; and the space and traces of the consumables that have shaped the global world.

Interested contributors should submit a one-page abstract, 300 words maximum, and curriculum vitae to Patrick Haughey and Robin Williams. Deadline: Aug 31, 2014.

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"Translating Chinese Masculinities: Chinese Men in Global Contexts"

University of Hong Kong
12-13 December 2014

[from MCLC, 8/6/14]

Convenors: Derek Hird (University of Westminster) and Geng Song (University of Hong Kong)

The main purpose of the conference is to examine depictions and practices of contemporary Chinese masculinities beyond China’s borders. It aims to formulate new theorisations of Chinese masculinities that take account of the reshapings of Chinese masculinities in foreign settings. Through its focus on developing innovative interdisciplinary methodologies and conceptual frameworks, the conference will make a theoretical contribution to the field of men and masculinities that will go beyond existing cultural histories of Chinese masculinities to develop a critique of dominant Anglo-American models of masculinity. Through the conference and a subsequent edited volume, the participants will forge new understandings of Chinese men and masculinities in differing global contexts.

Possible topics include but not limited to:
1. Transnational masculinities in Chinese film and media
2. The interplay and negotiation between manhood and nationhood in a global context
3. Representations of Chinese men in non-Chinese cultures
4. Representations of foreign men by Chinese media
5. Perceptions and practices of Chinese men in non-Chinese cultures
6. Intersections between ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexuality, age and class in Chinese masculinities in non-Chinese cultures
7. Bodily concepts and practices of Chinese men in global contexts
8. "Offshore" Chinese business, sports, political and military masculinities
9. Chinese masculinities as travelling cultures.

Flights and accommodation will be provided for non-Hong Kong based participants. Interested parties please send an abstract to and by 31 August, 2014. Doctoral students are encouraged to apply.

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"Reorienting Cultural Flows: Engagements between France and East/Southeast Asia"

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
26-28 February 2015

[from MCLC, 4/14/14]

Keynote speakers:
- Michaël Ferrier (author and filmmaker)
- Koichi Iwabuchi (Monash University)
- François Jullien (Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7) - Jun Xu (University of Nanjing)

Since the Jesuit missionaries first came to China in the fifteenth-century, there has been ongoing exchange, both splendid and tumultuous, between France and North/South East Asia that has resulted in cultural exchanges for both. Reorienting Cultural Flows proposes to explore this dynamic cultural dialogue with the hope of arriving at a deeper understanding of a complex web of interchange, which has included the wielding of French military power and religious zeal to invade and colonize parts of Asia and more recently an Asian economic and cultural ascendance that is shaping contemporary France and the world as a whole. Between France and the nations of Asia there have been at times bloody disputes and mutual recriminations, and misunderstandings and uneven relations in cultural exchange often result in academic biases as well. While there are numerous facets to France's significance in Asia, its impact within Asia has often been reduced only to a narrative of power, overlooking the forms of creative adaptation that have emerged through these interactions as well as numerous other intellectual contributions. French-Vietnamese architecture, the singular role that French film criticism has played in Japan's cinema history, and more recently the annual Festival Croisements artistic collaboration in China all speak to France's vital presence in Asia. The influence that Asia has had on cultural production in France is equally profound: from the transformative impact of Asian representational programs upon artists in late 19th century France to the so-called Asia waves in French popular culture and the rich literary output of Asian exiles in the contemporary period. Reorienting Cultural Flows seeks to redress many of these historical oversights, while better penetrating the central dynamics as we move into an age that can no longer be conceived of as having a clear center. Indeed the notion of an “Asian century” provokes questions about the legacy of France as a cultural hub, and its future role in a shifting landscape, as it also foregrounds the search among Asian nations to define a new place for themselves in a time of flux. If the world appears perhaps more than ever to be characterized by multidirectional flows that shape how people and nations construct their position in the global sphere, these streams that transport fragments of culture continue to cause both anxiety and celebration. At this critical juncture it is fruitful to investigate both the historical roots of these dynamic interchanges and the many ways in which this wealth of influence enables us to better understand the present moment. To this end we will consider proposals from a variety of disciplines that explore the complex literary, artistic, philosophical, culinary, religious, and other cultural exchanges that have occurred between Asia and France.

Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:
- French missionaries in Asia
- The Orient and the French Enlightenment
- Asian diasporic and exile literature in France
- The influence of Asian culinary practices on contemporary French cuisine
- Contemporary France-boom in Japanese fashion and food (or French
- culinary arts in Asia)
- K-Pop Wave in France
- "Paris By Night" Vietnamese-language variety show
- Asian painters in Paris
- Reception of French arts in Asia
- Interwar and Postwar modern/contemporary art circles in Japan (e.g., surrealism)
- The image of Asians in French cinema
- Early film culture in France and Asia
- Paris Exhibition Universale
- Neo-colonial architecture in Southeast Asia
- "Indochinese Art" and "Indo-European" artists
- Architectural mimicry, such as Petite France resort in Korea
- The idea of a "quartier chinois" in the contemporary French city
- Manga and otaku culture in France

Deadline for proposals: 1 September 2014
To propose a paper or a panel please use the following link: For further information, please contact the organizers: Bill Cloonan; Aaron Lan; Laura Lee; or Martin Munro.

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International Convention of Asia Scholars

Adelaide, Australia
5-9 July 2015

[from H-ASIA, 3/24/14]

The International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) is the premier international gathering in the field of Asian Studies. It attracts participants from over 60 countries to engage in global dialogues on Asia that transcend boundaries between academic disciplines and geographic areas. Since 1997, ICAS has brought more than 17,000 academics together at eight conventions.

ICAS 9 Adelaide, South Australia, will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 5-9 July 2015. It will be hosted by an internationally networked team of experts, spearheaded by Adelaide's three leading public universities: University of Adelaide, Flinders University, and the University of South Australia. 1,500 to 2,500 Asia specialists are expected to attend.

ICAS 9 boasts two new formats aimed at promoting publications/dissertations by convention participants: the Book Presentation Carousel and the PhD Pitch.

The submission deadline for proposals of Individual Abstracts, Panels, Roundtables, and Book and Dissertation presentations is 10 September 2014. Please note that all abstracts and presentations should be in English. Submission of proposals can be made using ICAS 9 registration forms, available from Participants are expected to fund their own travel and accommodation.

General information about ICAS 9 can be found at

You can connect with colleagues through our Facebook page, where you can share information or discuss the possibilities of forming a panel.

The ICAS Book Prize (IBP) was established by the International Convention of Asia Scholars in 2004. It aims to create an international focus for publications on Asia while increasing their worldwide visibility. The biennial ICAS Book Prize is awarded for outstanding English-language works in the field of Asian Studies. The five awards are: Best study in the Humanities; Best study in the Social Sciences; Best dissertation in the Humanities; Best dissertation in the Social Sciences and the Colleagues? Choice Award. In addition to the Awards, the Reading Committee can award Accolades to publications with particular merit. Deadline: 15 October 2015.

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Journal of Northeast Asian History

[from H-ASIA, 11/15/11]

The Journal of Northeast Asian History invites the submission of manuscripts on Northeast Asian history and territorial issues. Topics may include, but are not limited to, historical interaction in East Asia, imperialism and colonialism in Asia, historiographical issues, maritime and boundary issues, naming of geographical areas, monuments and memory, and history textbooks. The geographical scope includes Korea, China, Japan, Mongolia, Russia's maritime region, Central Asia, and other nearby areas. Papers focusing on current issues of boundary delineation and territorial sovereignty also are welcomed.

The journal is published semiannually, in June and December. There are no deadlines for the submission of manuscripts. However, the manuscript must reach the Editorial Office by March 15 to be considered for publication in the June issue and by September 15 for the December issue. All submissions will be refereed by specialists in the relevant field. Authors will be notified of the decision of the Editorial Board as promptly as possible as to whether their papers have been accepted for publication. Manuscripts may be edited according to the guidelines of the Editorial Board.

Inquiries and submissions may be sent to, Northeast Asian History Foundation.

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"Port Cities in the Early Modern World, 1500-1800"

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA 5-7 November 2015

[from H-ASIA, 3/28/14]

In the early modern period, advances in maritime technology redrew the global map-not only through the "discovery" of new worlds, but by reorienting patterns of commerce and migration to transform what had been peripheries into vital nodes of exchange, power, and culture. Port cities rose to occupy a critical space, mediating between their own hinterlands and an oceanic world of circulation and exchange. Highly local institutions and networks influenced and reacted to global networks and the movements of people, goods, fashions, ideas, and pathogens. This conference will explore comparisons and connections among ports in the age of sail. Through broadly comparative papers and revealing case studies this conference provides a forum to explore comparisons and contrasts, diversity and congruence, competition and emulation, among far-flung port cities on a global scale. Among the topics the organizers hope to explore are socio-political organization, economic and labor patterns, and cultural productions.

We seek proposals from scholars at all stages of their careers. Committed participants include Christopher Hodson, Richard Kagan, Willem Klooster, Christian Koot, Kris Lane, Ty Reese, Philip Stern, and David Wheat.

Paper proposals should include an abstract of no more than 500 words and a one-page curriculum vita. Papers, which will be pre-circulated, should be approximately 7,500 words in length. Please e-mail paper proposals to by September 15, 2014. All queries should be sent to the conference organizer, Jessica Choppin Roney. The program committee will reply by December 2014.

Some support for participants' travel and lodging expenses will be available for paper presenters.

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n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal

[from H-Arthist, 11/11/13]

Call for papers for the next 3 volumes of n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal, for July 2014, January and July 2015.

n.paradoxa publishes the work of women writers, critics, artists and curators on the work of contemporary women artists (post-1970) from anywhere in the world. n.paradoxa is published twice a year in print and PDF. It is an academic and scholarly journal. n.paradoxa is published in London by KT press.

Editorial board: Katy Deepwell (editor), Hilary Robinson, Bisi Silva, Renee Baert, Silvia Eiblmayr, Joanna Frueh, Janis Jeffries, Hiroko Hagiwara

If you are a woman scholar/artist/curator/art historian/art critic and would like to submit an article on contemporary women's art practices (visual arts only, post-1970), discussions of new directions in feminist art theory in relation to their work or interviews with women artists or feminist curators to n.paradoxa, please contact the editor. n.paradoxa is keen to publish new research and comparative trans-national or international approaches in feminist scholarship about the works of contemporary women artists. Do not send finished articles. Articles are commissioned through negotiation with the editor, Katy Deepwell. Articles are published in print and in PDF format at

Please send, (more than one month in advance of the copy deadline), an outline (1-2 paragraphs) and a short resume (1 page only). Please also outline the relation of your proposal to the theme of a particular volume.

Volume 34 Lessons from History (July 2014)
Deadline for copy: 1 May 2014
Will the past help us explain the present? Is our interest in past events and historical figures a way of re-imagining the present or does the lesson work only to overcome our ignorance and curiosity about the past, reinforcing a sense of how things were different then? Many feminist art works have chosen as their subject matter female figures from history as a means to re-imagine and re-image the past in the present or to speculate about different forms of female subjectivity/subjection/objectification/resistance. n.paradoxa invites women artists, curators and critics to discuss art works (visual arts only) which look at women in the past in terms of family histories; social histories of women's labour or protest; stories about or based on women's lives--including their lives as artists--for this volume. Contributions where the subject/content of the artworks is based on any period in history are welcome but the artworks by women artists discussed must have been produced post-1970 to be considered. This volume would also welcome contributions about feminist art histories (or more precisely, histories of feminist art practices, post-1970) in terms of how we construct the "legacy" of the last 40 years. In-depth critiques of models in art history or histories of feminist art exhibitions which have been "national"; "global"; "generational" or "wave"-based are welcomed.

Volume 35 War (Jan 2015)
Deadline for copy: 1 November 2014
It is frequently stated that the number of wars in the world after the Second World War continues to increase, but that these wars are local, civil or "contained" as military conflicts in particular hotspots or sites. Everyone is conscious of how wars mean not only death in armed conflict but also aerial bombing, drones or military campaigns designed to terrorise a population, the displacement of many people as refugees and the disruption of all routines in everyday life. From the Vietnam War of the 1960s to the present conflicts in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, etc, feminist artists have responded and produced works which look at the impact of war on people's lives (particularly women); the stories of refugees and those living in camps; the landscapes produced as a result of war; and the division by conflicts of people and places. n.paradoxa seeks contributions which address the works of women artists on the subject of war: be it critical examinations of the military; responses to the devastation war causes; the stories of refugees and survivors; or the transformation of lives and families that results from war. The focus of the volume will be on works of women artists (post-1970, visual arts only).

Volume 36 Humour (July 2015)
Deadline for copy: 1 May 2015
Women's humour is often regarded as a neglected subject. Women's wit and cleverness recurs frequently in women artists' work. Irony, pastiche and parody have long been subjects of women's attempt to turn the male status quo on its head and subvert norms and mores. Humour is a tricky subject: one's person's sense of fun may not be shared by many. This volume will attempt to enlighten, amuse and tickle the reader's fancy by considering and presenting works by women artists which examine the ridiculous, the absurd and the strange that will still bring a subversive smile to a woman's face. Contributions by women artists which deal with jokes, humorous pieces, absurdity, irony, pastiche, parody and subversion of the status quo using slapstick and comedy will all be welcomed. Articles by women critics or curators who have attempted to present women's humour or have examined controversies which have arrived as a result will all be welcomed.

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Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities

[from MFEA, 6/12/10]

The BMFEA publishes articles by scholars worldwide on all aspects of ancient and classical East Asia and adjacent regions, including archaeology, art, and architecture; history and philosophy; literature and linguistics; and related fields.

Contributions seriously engaging contemporary critical thought in the humanities and social sciences are especially welcome.

All contributions, for general issues as well as for special thematic issues, are peer-reviewed. The BMFEA Editorial Advisory Board mainly consists of scholars based at European centers for Asia research. Please note that no new manuscripts are reviewed for publication until June 2010. The editor is Martin Svensson Ekström, Associate Professor, Stockholm University (

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"Asia Past and Present: New Research from AAS"

[from AAS, 3/17/10]

The Association for Asian Studies announces a new scholarly book series—"Asia Past and Present: New Research from AAS"—to be published under the Association's own imprint. The series will be overseen by the AAS Editorial Board and the Series Editor, Martha Ann Selby, professor of Asian Studies at the University of Texas, Austin.

AAS expects to publish 2–3 books a year, each of them fully refereed and selected on the basis of exemplary, original, and enduring scholarship.

Submissions in all areas of Asian studies are welcome. AAS particularly hopes to support work in emerging or under-represented fields, such as South Asia, premodern Asia, language and literature, art history, and literary criticism. In addition to monographs, other forms of scholarly research—such as essay collections and translations—will be considered.

Authors interested in publishing in this new series should first consult the "Author Guidelines" and then e-mail excerpts of their manuscript (10,000–15,000 words, including a full Table of Contents and a representative sample chapter) along with a completed "Author Questionnaire" to Jonathan Wilson, AAS Publications Manager.

If, after initial evaluation by the series editor, your manuscript is selected to be sent for review, you must at that time be prepared to provide a complete manuscript. Only complete manuscripts will be reviewed. Completed manuscripts should adhere to the "Author Guidelines."

Authors must be current members of AAS at the time of submitting their initial manuscript excerpts for evaluation. In the case of edited volumes with multiple editors, if your manuscript is selected for review, each editor must hold AAS membership at the time of full manuscript submission (this requirement does not apply to contributors/single chapter authors).

For further information, please contact the Series Editor, Martha Ann Selby, or AAS Publications Manager, Jonathan Wilson.

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Early Modern Japan

[from H-ASIA, 2/2/10]

Early Modern Japan: An Interdisciplinary Journal is a refereed, on-line journal of sixteenth to nineteenth century Japanese studies. In addition to scholarly articles and book reviews, we welcome translations, essays on teaching/teaching resources and other topics of professional interest that are not normally encompassed by other academic periodicals.

Inquiries regarding submission of manuscripts should be directed to Philip Brown, Editor. Inquiries regarding books for review or review manuscripts should be sent to Glynne Walley, Book Review Editor. A basic style sheet for manuscripts appears on the final page of each issue of Early Modern Japan.

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[from H-NET, 3/10/10]

Polymath: An Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Journal welcomes submissions from any academic field, though preference is given to papers with an interdisciplinary approach or a focus on interdisciplinarity. As such, our formatting guidelines embrace the plurality of each discipline's style. Authors are asked to make use of the style and formatting typical to their discipline with respect to citations, bibliographic reference, foot-noting, punctuation, and formatting of section and sub-section headers. Authors, however, must be consistent in their usage throughout the paper. Where possible, authors are recommended to include hyperlinks to citations.

Additionally we encourage the submission of other media such as images, video, sound, among others that the new technology makes possible. Submitting authors should also provide copies of these files with reasonable size constraints for video and sound via e-mail attachment to the editor.

Douglas Simms
Box 1432
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1432
tel (618) 650-2177
fax (618) 650-3509

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RIHA Journal

[from H-Arthist, 4/14/10]

RIHA, the International Association of Research Institutes in the History of Art, is pleased to announce the launch of RIHA Journal, the new international online-journal for the history of art, on April 14, 2010. A joint project of 27 institutes in 18 countries, the journal provides an excellent medium for fostering international discourse among scholars. Funding is provided by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (Beauftragter der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, BKM).

RIHA Journal features research articles in either English, French, German, Italian, or Spanish, and invites submissions on the whole range of art historical topics and approaches. Manuscripts undergo a double blind peer review process and are published within few months from submission.

A not-for-profit e-journal committed to the principles of Open Access, RIHA Journal makes all articles available free of charge.

RIHA Journal welcomes submissions at any time. Please contact the RIHA institute in your country and/or field of expertise, or the managing editor.

Managing Editor:
Regina Wenninger
Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte
Meiserstraße 10
D?80333 München

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Trans-Asia Photography Review

[from Asian Studies Newsletter, Spring 2010]

The Trans-Asia Photography Review (TAP Review) is a new international refereed journal devoted to the discussion of historic and contemporary photography from Asia. Online and free of charge, it is published by Hampshire College in collaboration with the University of Michigan Lirary Scholarly Publishing Office. Its editorial boeard includes Raymond Lum (Harvard University), Michael Chen (Taipei), Gu Zheng (Shanghai), Iizawa Kotaro (Tokyo), Lee Hongeun (Museum of Photography, Seoul), Young Min Moon (University of Massachuseets), David Odo (Yale University), Christopher Phillips (International Center of Photography, New York), Ram Rahman (New Delhi), Ajay Sinha (Mount Holyoke College), and Alexander Supartono (Jakarta), The editor is Sandra Matthews (Hampshire College).

TAP Review offers a forum in which a nuanced, detailed history of photography in Asia can be articulated, and in which contemporary works can be assessed in historical and cultural contexts. The first issue will be launched September 1, 2010. The journal welcomes submissions of articles and curatorial projects. All submissions are sent anonymously to two reviewers. For more information, or to join the mailing list, please visit

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[from H-NET, 7/6/10]

Palimpsest is a peer-reviewed journal of interdisciplinary inquiry. The editors seek submissions of innovative interpretive analyses in all fields. Essays may be drawn from any humanities, social science, or other fields including history, literature, philosophy, environment, psychology, sociology, fine arts, language, economics, business, and medicine. A palimpsest is a manuscript on which the original text has been rubbed or scraped away and written over, with shadows and nuances of the original text sometimes visible underneath. As a metaphor for our journal, a palimpsest describes the state of text in the information age: shadows, traces, and pluralities of texts shaped by the input of many minds and voices. There is no pristine text but nuances of other texts visible underneath and written over. As a critical metaphor, Palimpsest is meant to suggest that all areas of study have multiple layers of meaning, which the scholar may discover by "rubbing away" the old to reveal new insight. Palimpsest seeks to establish a dynamic forum for interdisciplinary discourse in the search of new paradigms and ways of seeing.

Papers may be submitted for consideration using any citation format; the final format for those accepted will be submitted in a modified version of the Chicago Manual of Style. The author's name should appear only on the title page and in the file name of the submitted document (jones.doc). Manuscript length is standard, from 6,000 to 8,000 words. Online submissions are encouraged as attachments in doc or rtf files. For safe delivery please write "Palimpsest submission" in the subject line. Our website is under construction, but you may direct inquiries and submit manuscripts to Dr. Fred van Hartesveldt. Online submissions are preferred, but if you must submit hard copies, please send three copies SASE to:

Dr. Fred van Hartesveldt
Department of History
1005 State University Drive
Fort Valley State University
Fort Valley, GA 31030.

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Journal of Central Asian and the Caucasian Studies

[from H-ASIA, 7/12/10]

Journal of Central Asia and the Caucasian Studies (JCACS) is a refereed journal and published twice (Winter and Summer) a year. JCACS publishes scholarly articles in Turkish and English from all over the world. The Editorial Office of the JCACS is in the International Strategic Research Organisation (ISRO) central building in Ankara, Turkey. However the journal is an independent publication in terms of scientific research and the editors decide its publication policy.

JCACS focuses on legal, political, sociological, cultural, social, religious, anthropological and economic studies regarding the Central Asia, Caucasus and neighbouring states' (Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, China, Mongolia, Russia) and regions' (Black Sea, South Asia, Middle East, Far East) relations with the Central Asia and the Caucasus.

The journal encourages interdisciplinary studies. Manuscripts submitted to JCACS should be original and challenging, and should not be under consideration by another publication at the time of submission.

We also welcome short pieces on recent developments and review articles.

Articles submitted for consideration of publication are subject to peer review. The editorial board and editors take consideration whether submitted manuscript follows the rules of scientific writing. The appropriate articles are then sent to two referees known for their academic reputation in their respective areas.

The Editors and referees use three-step guidelines in assessing submissions:

i) Literary quality: Writing style, usage of the language, organisation (paragraphing, syntax, flow etc.)

ii) Use of references. Referencing, sources, relationships of the footnotes to the text.

iii) Scholarship quality: Depth of research, quality; contribution, originality of the contribution (new and creative thought) and plausibility of the author's argument.

Upon the referees' decision, the articles will be published in the journal, or rejected for publication. The review process lasts from five to 15 weeks. Questions regarding the status of submissions should be directed to the Editor by e-mail at or The referee reports are kept confidential and stored in the archives for five years.


JCACS's aim is to generate a productive dialogue and exchange between theorists, writers and practitioners in disparate locations. JCACS assumes that one of the main problems in Central Asian and Caucasian studies is lack of dialogue between writers and scholars from different cultural backgrounds.

All manuscripts and editorial correspondence and enquiries should be addressed to the JCACS Editorial Office (The Office).


We prefer electronic submission to or as a Microsoft word attachment file. Please be sure that you received a confirmation from The Office. Manuscripts should be one-and-half or double spaced throughout (including all quotations and footnotes) and typed in English on single sides of A4 paper. Generous margins on both sides of the page should be allowed. Pages should be numbered consecutively. The author should retain a copy, as submitted manuscripts cannot be returned. Full names of the author(s) should be given, an address for correspondence, and where possible a contact telephone number, facsimile number and e-mail address.


Articles as a rule should not exceed 10.000 words, not including footnotes. Book reviews should be about 2.500 word-length for one book, or maximum 3.500 words for two or more books.

Style and Proofs

Authors are responsible for ensuring that their manuscripts conform to the JCACS style. Editors will not undertake retyping of manuscripts before publication. Please note that authors are expected to correct and return proofs of accepted articles within two weeks of receipt.

Titles and Sub-Titles: Titles in the article should be 12 punt, bold and in uppercase form. The sub-titles should be 12 punt and in the title case form.

Footnotes: In the case of books the following order should be observed in footnotes: Author(s), Title, (Place of Publishing: Publisher, Year), Page. For example:

1. Begali Qosimov, Istiqlol Qahramonlari: Mahmud Khoja Behbudiy, Tanlangan Asarlar, (Tashkent: Ma'naviyot, 1997), p. 45.

In articles: Author(s), "Article Title", Journal Title, Vol., No., Year, Page.

2. Chantal Lemercier-Quelquejay, "Abdul Kayum Al-Nasuri: A Tatar Reformer of the 19th Century", Central Asian Survey, Vol. 1, No. 4, April 1983, pp. 122-124.

Book Reviews: Book reviews should be preceded by full publication details including price and ISBN number:

Dale F. Eickelman, The Middle East and Central Asia: An Anthropological Perspective, 4. Edition, (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2001). 384 sayfa. Biblo. Index. $48.40. ISBN: 0130336785


Current and recent academic and professional affiliations, and recent major publications for the Notes on Contributors should be supplied with the articles. It should not exceed 150 words.


The authors should send a 200-word abstract of the manuscripts. For more information about the journal feel free to contact with the editors.

Editors: Turgut DEMIRTEPE & Esra HATIPOGLU
Assisting Editor: Hasan Selim ÖZERTEM
Editorial Office: JCACS/ OAKA, Ayten Sokak, No: 21, Mebusevleri, Tandogan, Ankara, TURKEY

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Asian Women

[from H-NET, 7/21/10]

Asian Women seeks submissions for recent gender issues such as women and welfare, women's rights, eco-feminism, health, women and bio-technology, women and history, men's studies and other relevant themes in gender studies. Asian Women is accepting submissions for general theme.

Asian Women, an interdisciplinary journal covering various Women's Studies, Men's Studies and Gender Studies themes, hopes to share intelligent original papers as well as case studies with you. Any contributions of theoretical papers, regional reports, or case studies based on feminist studies and Asian studies will be welcomed. The editors welcome submissions that are based on either collaborative or independent scholarship. They also receive submissions from a wide variety of Asia and other countries. Contributors need to send their manuscripts to the Research Institute of Asian Women any time. For more information, contact:

Managing Editor
Research Institute of Asian Women
Sookmyung Women's University
52 Hyochangwon-gil, Youngsan-ku
Seoul, Korea 140-742.

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World Art

[from World Art, 9/5/10]

Two issues of World Art are published each year. All contributions are peer reviewed, under consultation with the journal's Advisory Board. Some volumes are guest edited and, where appropriate, contributions will be grouped by theme. Issues alternate between those which are general in content and those which engage specific themes.

Upcoming themes include: "Heritage Futures" (publication date Mar 2012); "Museums and the Marginalised" (Mar 2013); "Visualising the Exotic" (Mar 2014).

The editors seek original material with intellectual integrity. Text as well as image-based contributions are welcome. Picture or photo essays, with critical commentary will also be considered.

[For categories of content, a style guide and submission guidelines, please consult]

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KronoScope: Journal for the Study of Time

[from H-NET, 12/10/10]

In association withmthe International Society for the Study of Time (ISST)
Founded in 1966

Edited by an international board of scholars and representing the interdisciplinary investigation of all subjects related to time and temporality, the journal is dedicated to the cross-fertilization of scholarly ideas from the humanities, fine arts, sciences, medical and social sciences, business and law, design and technology, and all other innovative and developing fields exploring the nature of time.

KronoScope invites critical contributions from all disciplines; submissions are accepted on a continuing basis.

Manuscripts of not more than 8000 words, and using The Chicago Manual of Style, may be submitted electronically to the Managing Editor Dr. C. Clausius. We also welcome review articles as well as creative work pertaining to studies in temporality. For further submission guidelines, please visit the Brill website or the ISST website.

Dr. C. Clausius
Managing Editor
KronoScope: Journal for the Study of Time
Department of Modern Languages
King's University
University of Western Ontario
tel (519) 433-0041 x4425

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[courtesy of Antiqua, 1/14/11]

Antiqua (eISSN 2038-9604) is a new, peer-reviewed, Open Access journal intended to archaeologists and scientists having particular interests in the application of scientific techniques and methodologies to all areas of archaeology. Our journal publishes Original Research papers as as well as Rapid Communications, Case Histories, Editorials, and Letters. The journal seeks to provide an international, rapid forum for archaeologists to share their own knowledge.

Open Access journals are an ideal platform for the publication of your research enabling you to reach the widest available audience of professionals in your field of expertise. Publication in our journals means that your research articles will be available for free access online being immediately citable. PAGEPress shortens the time needed before publication, offers a high quality peer-review system, highly-professional scientific copyediting, DOI assignment, and submission to many online directories such as the Directory of Open Access Journals, arXiv, GEOBASE, Inspec, Chemical Abstracts Service, IndexCopernicus, Google Scholar, Scopus, EBSCOHost, Socolar, OpenJGate and others.

PAGEPress strongly support the mission of the Council of Science Editors (CSE): "CSE's purpose is to serve members in the scientific, scientific publishing, and information science communities by fostering networking, education, discussion, and exchange and to be an authoritative resource on current and emerging issues in the communication of scientific information." All individuals collaborating with PAGEPress are strongly invited to comply with this mission.

Open access publishing does have its costs. Since PAGEPress does not have subscription charges for its research content it can defray publishing costs from the Article Processing Charges (APC). This is because PAGEPress believes that the interests of the scientific community can best be served by an immediate, worldwide, unlimited, open access to the full text of research articles. The price for publication of any type of articles in our journal is EUR 350,00.

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Review of Culture

[from H-NET, 5/7/11]

For the past 20 years, Review of Culture (RC) has served the needs of Chinese, Portuguese and English readers by issuing both Chinese and International (Portuguese and English) editions. A major academic quarterly dealing with Macao history and culture, RC aims to foster the exchange of ideas relating to Chinese and Western cultures, to reflect the unique identity of Macao and to stimulate ideas and discussions of topics related to Macao culture and history, establishing an intellectual forum for "Macao Studies." RC - International edition is putting out this call for articles.

Please contact us with projects and articles that fall within our editorial guidelines. In a nutshell: Macao Studies, (Related) Sinology, Asia/China-Europe/West Encounter in the field of Humanities. More on the RC editorial guidelines in our on-line edition.

At the moment, a line of research we are pursuing is Anglo-American presence in Macao and the South China Seas and Sino-American historic relations.

Other projects under development:
- 100 years of Portuguese and Chinese republics (1910/1911)
- Western coats of arms in Chinese porcelains and pottery
- 500 years of Portugal-Siam relations and the role of Macau (RC is associated with the official commemorations that are taking place in Lisbon and Bangkok)
- Malacca 500 years (1511-2011)
- Macau in the origins of the Chinese migration to (Portuguese) Africa
- Macanese diaspora(s)

We accept (preferably) original articles but we also consider papers that were only presented in public lectures/conferences and not yet published.

Royalties vary between 500 and 1,000 American dollars, depending on originality and length. Academic papers will have usually 7,000-10,000 words. Short essays and book reviews are also welcome.

After approval of a paper we usually ask for a set of materials, as follows:
- Digital article with automatic footnotes
- Bibliography (References)
- Abstract (150-250 words)
- Keywords
- Bionote of the Author (up to 80 words)
- Illustrations or suggestions of illustrations with a clear indication of the source.

Since it was founded, in 1987, hundreds of researchers worldwide had contributed to RC. I sincerely hope you or a fellow researcher of your group of contacts can become another valuable contributor.

Kind regards,
Paulo Coutinho
Executive editor
Revista de Cultura/Review of Culture
International edition
Cultural Affairs Bureau of Macau SAR

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Journal of Feminist Scholarship

[from JFS, 1/27/11]

The Journal of Feminist Scholarship is a new twice-yearly, peer-reviewed, open-access journal published online and aimed at promoting feminist scholarship across the disciplines, as well as expanding the reach and definitions of feminist research.

Why a new journal? Why now?

We believe it is time to explore the state of feminist scholarship at the turn of the new century, and we see the endeavor as part of a larger question of where feminism itself is heading. For example, we ask whether it still makes sense to talk of the "waves" of feminism. If so, what is the status of the third wave? Is there a post-third wave? We wish to encourage a discussion of feminist thought for the twenty-first century. What are its directions today, and what relationship does it sustain with the foundations laid down by feminist inquiry and action in earlier centuries? We aim to publish work that explores the multiple theoretical paradigms and political agendas of contemporary and historical feminist scholarship and the potential intersections and tensions between these paradigms and agendas. We are especially interested in examining productive controversies and divergences between local and global contexts of feminism. We also welcome submissions that focus on feminist pedagogies and activism.

Please visit the submissions page to see our guidelines for authors and our contact page for contact information for the JFS. The rest of the site is currently under construction.

Catherine Villanueva Gardner
Anna M. Klobucka
Jeannette E. Riley

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Bulletin of the Society for East Asian Archaeology

[from SEAA, 1/31/11]

The Bulletin of the Society for East Asian Archaeology (BSEAA) (ISSN 1864-6018, print version: ISSN 1864-6026, ed. Barbara Seyock, Tuebingen) was initiated in March 2007, and two volumes have been published since. BSEAA welcomes essays on East Asian archaeology, and it moreover provides a means of publishing smaller manuscripts such as field reports, project outlines, conference reports and papers, book reviews, museum roundups etc. The contributions appear online at varying intervals over the year. BSEAA is not peer-reviewed. The editor(s), however, reserves the right to seek for additional opinion, to edit the manuscripts, or to decline the publication of manuscripts inappropriate to the aims and objectives of SEAA.

BSEAA is an open access publication, with the exception of a 3-months preview period for SEAA members and authors. The average delay between submitting your manuscript and having it published is about 4 to 6 weeks. Colour photos and illustrations are welcome. Non English-native speakers receive a helping hand.

Please refer to the Contribution Guidelines for further information.

All contributions should be sent by e-mail to the editor.

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International Journal of Tantric Studies

[from H-ASIA, 5/31/11]

We are seeking academics and bona fide scholars to write and submit finished papers and review papers to our scholarly online publication (established 1995), the International Journal of Tantric Studies. The IJTS is open to all bona fide scholars in Hindu and Buddhist Tantric and Tantra-related studies, translations and translators in Sanskrit, Bengali, Vernacular, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, etc. We are looking for articles that engage any aspect of this broad theme.

Before submitting your paper / paper review, please read our Submission Guidelines. Send proposals to Enrica Garzilli.

We plan to publish all the IJTS papers in hard copy shortly depending on the next issue, hopefully by the end of the year.

IJTS editors:
Enrica Garzilli (Editor-in-Chief), Michael Witzel (Managing Editor), Roberto Donatoni, Minoru Hara, David N. Lorenzen, Benjamin Prejado, Michael Rabe, Debabrata Sensharma, Karel van Kooij.

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New Global Studies

[from H-NET, 5/1/11]

New Global Studies celebrates its fifth anniversary in 2011. Edited by Nayan Chanda (Yale), Akira Iriye (Harvard), Bruce Mazlish (MIT) and Saskia Sassen (Columbia), NGS is one of the only peer-reviewed journals that explores and analyzes globalization from the perspective of multiple disciplines. It invites contributions from the humanities and the social sciences that address the range of contemporary global phenomena, as well as the emergence of global consciousness in time. Comparative and interdisciplinary contributions are especially encouraged.

Contributors to NGS have included William McNeill, Yi-Fu Tuan, David Edgerton, William Keylor, Patrice Higonnet, Jessica Gienow-Hecht, Dominic Sachsenmaier, Peggy Levitt, Werner Sollors, David Apter, Paul Bracken, Irving Louis Horowitz, Stanley Engerman, Alastair Crooke, and many others.

More information about the journal's Aims and Scope may be found at

We also welcome the submission of book reviews and review essays, which may be sent directly to the reviews editor, Benjamin Sacks.

The Editors
New Global Studies
Widener N
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138

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International Journal of Intangible Heritage

[from H-ASIA, 7/8/11]

International Journal of Intangible Heritage seeks to be an inter-communicative and interdisciplinary channel for scholarly research on intangible heritage around the world with respect to its preservation, transmission and promotion. With critical academic articles, provocative viewpoints and reviews, the IJIH, a peer-reviewed academic journal tries to enrich discourses on intangible heritage that reflects the connections between intangible heritage and people. International Journal of Intangible Heritage is an annual-basis publication officially supported by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) with its publication secretariat office in the Cultural Exchange and Education Division, the National Folk Museum of Korea.

For further information and inquiries, please refer to the oficial webpage of IJIH.

Publication Secretariat
International Journal of Intangible Heritage
Cultural Exchange & Education Division
The National Folk Museum of Korea
37 Samcheong-no, Jongno-gu
Seoul Korea 110-820
tel +82 (0)2-3704-3101, 3122, 3123
fax +82 (0)2-3704-3149

For editorial policy etc. inquiries contact:
Editor-in-Chief: Professor Amareswar Galla
e-mail: <>, <>

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[from CAA, 6/29/11]

Exposure, the journal of the Society for Photographic Education (SPE), invites submissions for scholarly articles, interviews, conversations, art and cultural criticism, pedagogical essays, book and exhibition reviews, and any manuscripts that engage with the contemporary conversation on photography and related media. A leading voice in the conversation on photography and related media for over thirty years, Exposure publishes an inclusive range of images and ideas by those passionate about photographic discourse.

For publication consideration, please submit an abstract of no more than one hundred words, a list of illustrations, and a biographical statement of no more than fifty words. Detailed submission guidelines and more information on the journal can be found on the Web site at Submissions are accepted year-round.

For more information, contact Stacey McCarroll Cutshaw, Editor of Exposure.

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Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media

[from H-ASIA, 8/3/11]

Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media was launched in 2010 with the objective of becoming a leading international series in media history. Its overriding objective is to publish high caliber research in the field which will help shape current interpretations not only of the media, in any of its forms, but also of the powerful relationship between the media and politics, society, and the economy.

A number of important monographs have already appeared: Dr Christoph Muller's West-Germans against the West (2010) and Professor Michael Krysto's American Radio in China (April 2011). More studies are due out soon, not least Professor Joel Weiner's Americanization of the British Press (October 2011).

The series editors would welcome monograph proposals on any aspect of the history of the media from the mediaeval and early modern periods up to the present day.

Informal enquiries are very welcome. Proposals can be completed on Palgrave's standard form and submitted to:

Dr Alexander Wilkinson
Director, Centre for the History of the Media
School of History and Archives
University College Dublin
Dublin 4

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Journal of Asian Studies

[from MCLC, 8/11/11]

The Journal of Asian Studies has begun using Editorial Manager, a web-based manuscript submission system.

We ask that all new manuscript submissions be submitted through Editorial Manager. Please note that if you currently have a manuscript under review, it will not show up in the database. Before submitting a manuscript for consideration, please read the "Requirements for Manuscript Submission" to ensure that your work conforms with the Journal's guidelines on style and formatting.

If you have previously submitted a manuscript, served as a reviewer, or helped us in some other way, we invite you to register with Editorial Manager and update your contact information. Please let us know about your areas of interest, and if you would like to review books and/or manuscripts. Once you are in the system, you can also submit manuscripts to JAS. You will not have to reenter your contact or specialty information after you have registered unless you need to update your information. If you ever forget your password, you can ask to have it sent to you.

If you have questions that you can not answer through Editorial Manager, please feel free to send an e-mail to

Best Wishes,
Jeff Wasserstrom, Editor
Jennifer Munger, Managing Editor
Journal of Asian Studies

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International Journal of Islamic Architecture

[from H-ASIA, 8/11/11]

The International Journal of Islamic Architecture (IJIA) publishes bi-annually, peer reviewed articles on the urban design and planning, architecture and landscape architecture of the historic Islamic world, encompassing the Middle East and parts of Africa and Asia, but also the more recent geographies of Islam in its global dimensions. The main emphasis is on the detailed analysis of the practical, historical and theoretical aspects of architecture, with a focus on both design and its reception. The journal also aims to encourage dialogue and discussion between practitioners and scholars. Articles that bridge the academic-practitioner divide are highly encouraged.

IJIA is now soliciting manuscripts in the following categories:

Design in Theory: DiT manuscripts focus on the history, theory and critical analyses of architecture, urban planning and design and landscape architecture. Essays submitted should be a minimum of 5,000 words but not more than 8,000 words.

Design in Practice: DiP manuscripts focus on the practice of architecture, planning and landscape design. It is preferential that DiP papers focus on contextual and/or conceptual issues, analysis or critique of proposals or built projects. Submissions may also include interviews or practitioner reflections or lessons learned. Manuscripts should range from 2,000 to 3,000 words.

Book, Media and Exhibition Reviews: For those are interested in writing book/media/exhibition reviews for IJIA , please submit your CV and your areas of expertise and interest and the books/media/exhibition you wish to review to Nancy Um, the Reviews Editor, for consideration. Unsolicited reviews will not be accepted. The length of the reviews should generally not exceed 1000 words for one book review essay and no more than 1800 words for an essay that reviews multiple books.

For information and for guidelines on submission please visit the IJIA website. E-mail the editors at for any additional questions or information.

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Guoji Song Yanjiu [International Song Studies]

[from H-ASIA, 8/22/11]

Hangzhou Normal University has established a new Academy of Chinese Studies (Guoxue Yuan); and among its five Centers is an International Center for Research on the Song (Guoji Song Yanjiu Zhongxin). The Song Center and its new journal (Guoji Song Yanjiu) take a broad view of the Song, so it is not limited to history, but encompasses other disciplines, such as the fine arts, literature, archeology, etc. Studies of the Western Xia, the Liao, Jin and Yuan are welcome, especially as they relate to the Song. Moreover, the Center and its journal invite research on Song studies in later dynasties in East Asia and also during the Modern era worldwide. In the future, the Center will announce programs to assist the research of graduate students and professors; however, the focus at present is the journal.

Hoyt Tillman (Tian Hao) is serving as chief editor of the journal in close collaboration with Professor Deng Xiaonan of Peking University and other members of the editorial board. The journal will publish research articles and book reviews in either Chinese or English. In addition, the journal will publish Chinese translations of selected important articles in other languages.

English and Chinese articles should be submitted via e-mail attachment and supplemented by a mailed hardcopy. Please send inquiries and article manuscripts to and/or to

Mailing addresses for hard copies are:

Hoyt Tillman
School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
P. O. Box 874302
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-4302

Deng Xiaonan
Department of History
Peking University
Beijing 100871

Format and style issues follow the Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies for English language articles and Lishi Yanjiu for Chinese language articles.

The journal also welcomes longer articles than are usually published in China. The journal will be published annually beginning in May 2012.

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Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism series

[from H-ASIA, 8/24/11]

Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism is a comprehensive study of the Buddhist tradition. The series explores this complex and extensive tradition from a variety of perspectives, using a range of different methodologies. The series is diverse in its focus, including historical, philological, cultural, and sociological investigations into the manifold features and expressions of Buddhism worldwide. It also presents works of constructive and reflective analysis, including the role of Buddhist thought and scholarship in a contemporary, critical context and in the light of current social issues.

The series is expansive and imaginative in scope, spanning more than two and a half millennia of Buddhist history. It is receptive to all original, scholarly works that are of significance and interest to the broader field of Buddhist Studies. Books published in the series are first issued in a high-quality durable hardcover format geared toward institutional sales, and then they are subsequently published in an affordable paper format through the Routledge Paperbacks Direct program. Books in the series benefit from Routledges strong international presence, which markets and distributes books worldwide.

Please send your proposals to:
Dorothea Schaefter, Editor for Asian Studies at Routledge
Stephen C. Berkwitz, Department of Religious Studies, Missouri State University.

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Art Bulletin

[from CAA, 9/1/11]

The Art Bulletin welcomes submissions from scholars worldwide and at every stage in their career. To facilitate the process, CAA has prepared guidelines for authors who wish to submit a manuscript for consideration and for those preparing an accepted manuscript for publication.


Please submit manuscripts and letters to the editor to:

Karen Lang
Department of History of Art
Milburn House
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7HS
United Kingdom.

The Art Bulletin no longer accepts hard-copy submissions. All submissions must be sent electronically, either via e-mail or a large-file transfer service such as All files must be in Microsoft Word or a Microsoft Word–compatible format. Please review the submission guidelines for more information.

Reviews Editor

The Art Bulletin does not accept unsolicited book and exhibition reviews. Inquiries, letters regarding reviews, and commissioned reviews should be sent to:

Michael Cole
Publications Department
College Art Association
50 Broadway
21st Floor
New York, NY 10004.

Books for review should be mailed to:

Publications Department
College Art Association
50 Broadway
21st Floor
New York, NY 10004.

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[from H-NET, 9/23/11]

Troika is an undergraduate journal in Slavic, East European and Eurasian studies at UC Berkeley. The first issue of Troika came out this Spring. The journal publishes outstanding undergraduate student work in Eastern European and Eurasian studies. This may include, but is not limited to, academic research papers, creative writing, photography, artwork and memoirs. If you would like to submit your academic work to Troika, please e-mail it as an attachment to, and please include your name, university, major (or intended major), and graduation year. All submissions must be original, unpublished work. We gladly accept papers and other creative works written for classes. Please limit your submission to 3000 words. Only one submission per person will be considered during each submission period. If you are submitting photography, please include a short description of the photograph. If you are unsure whether your submission is appropriate for the journal, or if you have any other questions, feel free to send an e-mail to

Troika is sponsored by the Institute for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies as well as the Slavic Department and the ASUC. Additional information and a pdf version of the first issue of the journal are available on our website:

There will also be print versions of the journal available in the UC Berkeley Slavic Department. If you would like to request a copy of one, feel free to e-mail us at

Olga Slobodyanyuk
University of California, Berkeley
108 Wheeler
tel (609) 651-1578

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Art Review

[from MCLC, 10/30/11]

Art Review is an illustrated bilingual international academic journal which publishes essays and reviews on all types of art, artists and art theories. Contributions in either English or Chinese are eagerly solicited. The journal is sponsored by Sichuan University, one of the most prestigious universities in China.

Art Review provides a broad field for various approaches and arguments. It covers not only essays on art history, art criticism and aesthetic theory, but also interdisciplinary art studies such as philosophical, psychological, anthropological, semiotic, sociological, politico-economic, or any other approaches so long as it aims at a enlightening interpretation of art.

Art Review advocates the idea of "BIG ART," with no constrains on the genres and subject of the art to be studied. The genres covered not only could be traditional art (painting, sculpture, architecture, calligraphy, music, dance, drama, folk art, ethnic art, cinema, etc), but also any form of art so long as you sufficiently argue that it is art. For instance, Art Review expects studies on "industrial" art such as advertisement, packaging, fashion, toys and gifts design, etc. Art Reviewparticularly welcomes studies on environment art, such as landscape, gardening, decoration, and digital art design such as video game and animation.

Contributions should follow the APA style.

Editor: Shunqin Cao
Executive Editor: Yirong Hu
Contacts of Art Review: <> (international) + <> (domestic)

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Modern East Asia in Global Historical Perspective

[from H-ASIA, 11/3/11]

Brill Series on Modern East Asia in Global Historical Perspective
Series Editors: Billy K.L. So and Madeleine Zelin

Editorial Board:
Prasenjit Duara (National University of Singapore)
Wang Fan-sen (Academia Sinica)
Rana Mitter (Oxford University) Joshua Fogel (York University, Toronto)
John Makeham (Australian National University)
Charles Armstrong (Columbia University)
Tomobe Kenichi (Osaka University)

The economic emergence of East Asia--first Japan, followed by the Little Dragons and Southeast Asia, and the recent rise of China, has produced a paradigm shift in the study of the East Asian regions. Not only has an earlier understanding based on adaptation to Western models given way to a re-evaluation of the interface between the local and the global, but scholarship itself has become increasingly transnational. This is evidenced in hitherto unseen levels of transnational collaboration, conferences and research programs, and the creation of on-line archives and virtual intellectual communities. East Asia, broadly defined to include both northeast and Southeast Asia, has contributed greatly to this shift. This series aims at providing a platform for the products of this scholarship, encouraging interdisciplinary, transnational and comparative research on the countries and peoples of the East Asian region, and their regional and global interactions. In an effort to reflect the full range of collaborations that are now taking place across the globe this series will feature monographs and edited volumes as well as translated works that explore the global processes of change in East Asia and the historical role of East Asia in the creation of the institutions, ideas, and practices that constitute our contemporary world.

Brill welcomes submissions of book proposals and manuscripts for consideration for inclusion in the series. Submissions should be in English and can be sent to the attention of the Series Editors, Billy So, Madeleine Zelin, or the Publishing Editor, Qin Higley.

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[from AAH, 1/23/12]

Submissions are invited from authors (artists and scholars) who can make a provocative contribution to this book series. We are particularly looking for further titles in the area of socio-political aesthetics or global aesthetics.

The RadicalAesthetics-RadicalArt (RaRa) series of books expands the parameters of art and aesthetics in a creative and meaningful way beyond visual traditions. Encompassing the multisensory, collaborative, participatory and transitory practices that have developed over the last twenty years, Radical Aesthetics-Radical Art is an innovative and revolutionary take on the intersection between theory and practice. The series aims to:

Titles already commissioned include:

Practical Aesthetics: Events, Affects and Art after 9/11- Jill Bennett (July 2012)
Eco-Aesthetics - Malcolm Miles
Indigenous Aesthetics: Art, Activism and Autonomy – Dylan Miner
Durational Aesthetics: Contemporary Art and the Prolongation of Time – Paul O'Neill and Mick Wilson

Proposals should be 3 to 5 sides A4 and include:

Author details should include:

Proposals should be e-mailed to both series editors by the end of March and for further information regarding submission please contact and

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Wechselbeziehungen zwischen Text und Bild: Komplementarität, kultureller Bezug, Analogie [Interactions between text and image: complementarity, cultural reference, analogy]

Berlin, Germany

[from H-Arthist, 1/17/12]

Sammelband für die Teilnahme von NachwuchswissenschaftlerInnen - mit begleitendem Kolloquium zum Thema: "Wechselbeziehungen zwischen Text und Bild - Komplementarität, kultureller Bezug, Analogie"

In diesem Sammelband und dem für Juni/Juli 2012 an der Humboldt-Universität anberaumten Kolloquium für NachwuchswissenschaftlerInnen (es schliesst an das Kollo­quium "Die Schrift findet zum Bild" (im Juni/Juli 2011) an), wird den verschiedenartigen Wechselbeziehungen und -wirkungen von Texten und Bildern nachgegangen. Ein erster Überblick über vielfältige inhaltliche und formale Varianten von Beziehungen zwischen literarischem Text und gemaltem Bild ergab eine Unterteilung in komplementäre und symbiotische "Schreibweisen". Vertiefend und erweiternd soll nunmehr drei Ansätzen einer Betrach­tung Raum gegeben werden:

1. Der Untersuchung "komplementärer" (kompensatorischer) Beziehungen zwischen Text und Bild, innerhalb derer sich Bild und Text nicht entsprechen, sich nicht ergänzen oder erklären (wie Bibelillustrationen, Emblemata, Merkbilder), aber dennoch aufeinander bezogen sind, in Abhängigkeit stehen bzw. sich zu einer Synthese oder Symbiose erweitern. Es geht um dialektisch angelegte Überschreitungen der Grenzen von Ausdrucksweisen im jeweiligen Medium, indem komplementäre (kompensatorische) Ausdruckspotentiale der jeweils anderen Gattung einbezogen werden. "Sinn" oder "Bedeutung" des schriftstellerisch-bildnerischen Verbundes oszillieren zwischen den beiden Medien, ergeben sich aus der gegenseitigen Beeinflussung und Erweiterung. Gefragt wird hier nach intermedialen Verschränkungen sowie ob diese möglicherweise genderspezifisch zu differenzieren sind. Keines der Medien ist vorrangig; sie stehen in einer nicht-hierarchischen Beziehung zueinander. Beispiele für gattungsübergreifende Fusionen finden sich bei Else Lasker-Schüler, Unica Zürn, Friederike Mayröker, Frida Kahlo.

2. Ein weiterer Ansatz der Betrachtung soll sich auf die Verbindung von getrennt entstandenen Texten und Bildern beziehen, die allerdings kulturell verhafteten Prinzipien einer Wechselwirkung unterlagen. Hier wären geistes- und kulturgeschichtlichen (literarischen, philosophischen, künstlerischen) Zusammenhängen nachzugehen, transmediale Einflüsse und Übereinstimmungen zu erkennen, d.h. auch ein Netzwerk von Bezügen (anhand von Quellenstudien) zu erarbeiten. Es könnte gezeigt werden, wie Werke der bildenden Kunst bzw. der Literatur nicht selten unlösbar im Zusammenhang der aktuellen Kulturszene (ent-)stehen, wie hier auch (weibliche) Genealogien (Bezüge zwischen LiteratInnen und KünstlerInnen) auszumachen sind. Vergleichende Analysen von Texten und Bildern zielen darauf ab, ihre kulturelle, auch genderspezifische Zusammengehörigkeit festzustellen. Herausragend sind hier die Beiträge von Reinhard Brandt (Philosophie in Bildern) über u.a. Las Meninas von Velazquez oder Die Schule von Athen von Raffael.

3. Darüber hinaus fordern "analogische" Entsprechungen zur Diskussion heraus: Selbst wenn Text und Bild unvergleichbarscheinen, möglicherweise verschiedenen Epochen angehören, können sie auf analoge Ausdrucksintentionen verweisen. Als Beispiel sei die Darstellung des Ehebruchs in Madame Bovary genannt, den Flaubert literarisch verhüllt, ebenso wie Jan Vermeer van Delft in seinem Bild Das Glas Wein den Moralbruch der Verführung der Dame durch den Kavalier. Der Fokus der Betrachtung läge hier auf-eventuell auch genderspezifisch zu differenzierende-Darstellungstechniken zum Beispiel des Unausgesprochenen oder Nicht-Dargestellten. Fragen ergeben sich, wie anhand der medial zu unterscheidenden Darstellungsweisen ein gleicher künstlerischer Ausdruck (z.B. des "Innehaltens", einer "Anspannung", eines "Moments höchster Dramatik") erzeugt wird. Bei einem solchen Vorgehen wären die unterschiedlichen Ausdruckspotentiale von Literatur und bildender Kunst exemplarisch an ihrer zeitlosen Gegenüberstellung bewußt zu machen. Die sich ergebenden Parallelen beruhen nicht zwingend auf einer wechselseitigen Rezeption, vielmehr auf Konstanten bzw. Grundstrukturen der literarischen und bildkünstlerischen Produktion.

InteressentInnen am Sammelband (2 Bände) und/oder Kolloquium nehmen bitte Kontakt auf mit:

Professor Dr. Renate Kroll
Philosophische Fakultät II
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin
tel +49 (0)30-2093-5146; 30-2123-2668

oder mit:

Kim Carolin Holtmann
Philosophische Fakultät II
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin
tel +49 (0)163 574 11 17

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Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art

[courtesy of M. Schimmelpfennig, 2/9/12]

Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (TSLA), which was initiated in 1980 and published bimonthly, is one of the most highly ranked academic journals in China that publish original research articles in arts and humanities, especially in literary theory. From 2012 year onwards, TSLA will publish original academic articles that are written in English. Articles that deal with any issues in literary theory, critical theory, aesthetics, philosophy of art, cultural studies will be welcome. Discussions of Asian issues, particularly issues concerning China are encouraged but not required.

The length of papers should be about 6000-12000 words and in MLA format. The papers will be peer-reviewed, and the final decision about publication will be notified in four months. Authors can send e-mails to inquire the status if they receive no feedback in two months.

Queries and contributions can be sent to Contributions must be sent as attachments in either rtf(s) or Word 97-2003 file(s) with "contribution from xxx (i.e. your name)" as the subject heading.

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Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society China

[courtesy of N. Schmid, 1/21/14]

The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society China in Shanghai publishes original research articles of up to 10,000 words (shorter articles are also welcome) on Chinese culture and society, past and present, with a focus on mainland China. Original articles, which will be peer-reviewed, must be previously unpublished, and make a contribution to the field. The Journal also publishes timely reviews of books on all aspects of Chinese history, culture and society.

The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society China is a continuation of the original scholarly publication of the North China Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, the Journal of the North China Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, published from 1858 to 1948. The Journal proudly maintains the level of academic standards and innovative research that marked its standing as the preeminent Western sinological journal in China for nearly a hundred years.

The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2014.

Inquiries may be sent to the Honorary Journal Editor, Dr Neil Schmid,

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Asian Ethnology

[from H-ASIA, 1/26/12]

Dear Colleagues:

I have recently agreed to assume the co-editorship of the journal Asian Ethnology. Asian Ethnology is a semi-annual, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the promotion of ethnographic and ethnological research on the peoples and cultures of Asia. Though rendered entirely in English, the journal draws manuscript submissions from across Asia and Europe as well as North America. Topically, it occupies a special niche located at the intersection of Anthropology, Folklore, and Asian Studies. The journal has been particularly instrumental in bringing the important work of Asian scholars (that is, scholars of Asian nationality) to the attention of an English readership, thereby helping to mitigate Western domination of the global academic arena.

Formerly called Asian Folklore Studies, the journal was founded by Austrian ethnologist Matthias Eder in Beijing, China in 1942. Under threat from the Maoist takeover in 1949, Eder relocated to Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan, from where the journal has been based ever since. We are especially interested in submissions on the following topics:

narratives, performances, and other forms of cultural representations
popular religious concepts
vernacular approaches to health and healing
local knowledge
collective memory and uses of the past
material culture
cultural transformations in diasporas
transnational flows
ecological issues

Generally, each issue of the journal contains at least one or two articles on the South Asian region, so we encourage you to submit your work to us. We also encourage thematic issues (e.g., an issue on Chinese folklore guest edited by Thomas DuBois is forthcoming). More information on the journal can be found on the home page.

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"Studies in Art Historiography" series

[from H-Arthist, 4/16/12]

"Studies in Art Historiography," published by Ashgate, welcomes contributions from architectural historians. Much recent historiography has focused on scholars of "Art History" but many of these made considerable contributions to architectural history, from Heinrich Wölfflin whose Renaissance und Barock is essentially architectural history, to Rudolf Wittkower whose impact is usually assessed in relation to the architectural profession and Modernist architecture. Cornelius Gurlitt, Geoffrey Scott, Hans Sedlmayr, Nikolaus Pevsner, Colin Rowe, Venturi and Scott Brown are just some of the names that come to mind and Studies in Art Historiography welcomes proposals for volumes dedicated to relevant themes in architectural historiography as well as individual studies of significant figures in the field.

More information about our book series and submission guidelines are available at

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Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide

[from H-Arthist, 3/3/12]

Digital Humanities Research and Publication in NCAW

Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide has received a grant from the Mellon Foundation for a three-year capacity-building initiative to maximize the possibilities of the journal electronic delivery. With this in mind, NCAW is soliciting potential articles that take full advantage of new web technologies either in the research or the publication phase, or both. The Mellon grant is intended to help authors in the development phase of their articles as well as to aid NCAW in the implementation phase. NCAW is seeking scholarship that engages in one or more of the following, interrelated areas of investigation:

Data Mining and Analysis:
Use of data analytics programs (e.g., SEASR, Network Workbench) to investigate connections among particular groups or individuals, such as artists, writers, art dealers, art markets and other networks of exchange (social networks). See for example "Mapping the Republic of Letters," produced by researchers and technologists at Stanford University.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Mapping:
Use of maps in concert with data sets (e.g., depictions of sites, location of objects, paths of travel) in order to investigate and communicate change over time and space. The website for the project "Imago Urbis: Giuseppe Vasi's Grand Tour of Rome," for example, links Giambattista Nolli's 1748 map of Rome with vedute created by Vasi, providing insight into the vedutismo tradition as well as the urban development of Rome in the eighteenth century.

High-Resolution imaging and dynamic image presentation:
Use of panoramic and/or high-resolution imagery to view, for example, panoramas, conservation images (x-ray, infrared reflectography), moving images. The QTVR panoramas of world architecture produced by Columbia University, are an example of the kind of image viewing interface that could be used in support of scholarship on, for example, panorama paintings or large-scale architectural installations.

Authors are not expected to have extensive technical expertise themselves; instead NCAW will work with them to help in realizing the computing aspects of their project. Authors should, however, be generally knowledgeable about the technological possibilities related to their project and should be able to articulate how both specific computer-based research methods and the online publication format connect with the research questions on which their project focuses. In addition, authors should expect to collaborate with technical experts on the realization of their projects. To this end, proposals which give some indication of how authors envision working with such experts, or which identify specific collaborative partners will be preferred. Finally, proposals should outline projects which are relatively small-scale, able to be realized within a time span of about three to six months and requiring around 100 hours of development work.

Interested contributors are asked to submit a 500-word abstract that describes the author's (or authors') project and explains how it fits within the areas described above and why advanced computing technologies are necessary for conducting this research and/or for presenting the resulting scholarship. In addition, they are asked to provide a short CV and a budget. For further information or to submit an application for funding, e-mail to Petra Chu and Emily Pugh.

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Journal of Art Historiography

[courtesy of R. Woodfield, 3/6/12]

The Journal of Art Historiography is an Open Access journal that exists to support and promote the study of the history and practice of art historical writing. The historiography of art has been strongly influenced by traditions inaugurated by Giorgio Vasari, Winckelmann and German academics of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Consequent to the expansion of universities, museums and galleries, the field has evolved to include areas outside of its traditional boundaries.

There is a double danger that contemporary scholarship will forget its earlier legacy and that it will neglect the urgency and rigour with which those early debates were conducted. The earlier legacy remains embedded in ‘normal' practice. More recent art history also stands in need of its own scrutiny. The journal is committed to studying art historical scholarship, in its institutional and conceptual foundations, from the past to the present day in all areas and all periods.

This journal will ignore the disciplinary boundaries imposed by the Anglophone expression "art history" and allow and encourage the full range of enquiry that encompassed the visual arts in its broadest sense as well as topics now falling within archaeology, anthropology, ethnography and other specialist disciplines and approaches. It will welcome contributions from young and established scholars and is aimed at building an expanded audience for what has hitherto been a much specialised topic of investigation.

Besides articles, it will accept notes, reviews, letters, bibliographical surveys and translations. It will be published every June and December and include both peer-reviewed and commissioned contributions.

It will be the first contemporary journal dedicated specifically to the study of art historiography and its ambition is to make it the point of first call for scholars and students interested in that area. It is being supported by the Department of the History of Art at the University of Birmingham. In collaboration with Ashgate it also publishes Monographs in Art Historiography.

Editor: R. Woodfield

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Journal of Chinese Military History

[from H-ASIA, 3/11/12]

The Journal of Chinese Military History, edited by David A. Graff and David Curtis Wright, is a peer-reviewed semi-annual from Brill that will begin publication in 2012. It publishes both research articles and book reviews, aiming to fill the need for a journal devoted specifically to China's martial past. It takes the broadest possible view of military history, embracing both the study of battles and campaigns and the broader, social-history oriented approaches that have come to be known as "the new military history," and it covers all of the Chinese past, from prehistory through the pre-imperial and imperial periods down to the present day, aiming to publish a balanced mix of articles that represent a variety of different approaches and address both the modern and pre-modern periods of Chinese history. The Journal of Chinese Military History also welcomes comparative and theoretical work, as well as studies of the military interactions between China and other states and peoples, including East Asian neighbors such as Japan, Korea, and Vietnam.

Manuscripts for articles should be between 7,500 and 20,000 words, double-spaced, and submitted electronically as MS Word documents.

Article submissions may be sent to either of the editors:
David A. Graff (Kansas State University)
David Curtis Wright (University of Calgary)

If you are interested in reviewing books for the journal, please contact the Book Review Editor, Kenneth M. Swope (Ball State University).

Editorial Board:
Yingcong Dai (William Paterson University)
Nicola Di Cosmo (Institute for Advanced Study)
Xiaobing Li (University of Central Oklahoma)
Peter Lorge (Vanderbilt University)
Arthur Waldron (University of Pennsylvania)
Peter Worthing (Texas Christian University)
Robin D.S. Yates (McGill University)
Xiaoming Zhang (U.S. Air War College)

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Journal of the British Association for Chinese Studies

[from H-ASIA, 4/18/12]

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Journal of the British Association for Chinese Studies (JBACS, ISSN 2048-0601), the new official journal of the British Association for Chinese Studies (BACS).

This is a peer-reviewed e-journal publishing original and innovative research in the multidisciplinary field of Chinese Studies, with articles in a wide range of subject areas--history, economics, politics, society, archaeology, language, literature, philosophy, culture, gender, international relations and law--relating to modern and pre-modern China.

We welcome submissions from all scholars with a focus on China, including items that cross disciplinary boundaries or do not otherwise match the subject areas listed above. All research articles in this journal undergo rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymous double-blind refereeing by two referees. If you would like to submit an article or a book review, please check the submission guidelines available on our website. All queries and material should be submitted by e-mail [to]

Don Starr (Durham University)

Commissioning Editor:
Sarah Dauncey (University of Sheffield)

Editorial Board:
Tim Barrett (School of Oriental and African Studies)
Robert Bickers (University of Bristol)
Harriet Evans (University of Westminster)
Stephan Feuchtwang (London School of Economics)
Natascha Gentz (University of Edinburgh)
Michel Hockx (School of Oriental and African Studies)
Rana Mitter (University of Oxford)
Roel Sterckx (University of Cambridge)
Tim Wright (University of Sheffield, Emeritus)
Shujie Yao (University of Nottingham)

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Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review

[from H-ASIA, 5/22/12]

Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review (e-ISSN: 2158-9674) is a peer-reviewed quarterly online journal that uses new technologies to facilitate a dialogue among East Asia scholars around the world that is enhanced by audio-visual and multilingual features. The e-journal is embedded in a web-based platform with functions for collaboration, discussion, and an innovative editing and publishing process. The semi-annual print issues of Cross-Currents (ISSN: 2158-9666) published by University of Hawai'i Press feature articles and review essays that have been selected from the journal's online counterpart for their scholarly excellence and relevance to the journal's mission.

Cross-Currents offers its readers up-to-date research findings, emerging trends, and cutting-edge perspectives concerning East Asian history and culture from scholars in both English-speaking and Asian language-speaking academic communities. A joint enterprise of the Research Institute of Korean Studies at Korea University (RIKS) and the Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley (IEAS), Cross-Currents seeks to balance issues traditionally addressed by Western humanities and social science journals with issues of immediate concern to scholars in China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. This English-language journal includes scholarship on material from the sixteenth century to the present day that has significant implications for current models of understanding East Asian history and culture. An editorial board consisting of established scholars in Asia and North America provides oversight of the journal, in collaboration with two faculty co-editors (one each at Korea University and UC Berkeley).

The editors invite online submissions of original, unpublished research articles. The submission process and complete information about manuscript preparation can be found at Cross-Currents also features photo essays, review essays, annotated bibliographies, and summaries of important recent publications in C/J/K/V. We welcome proposals for these categories as well.

Requests for further information may be directed to the managing editor.

Keila Diehl, Ph.D.
Managing Editor
Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review
Institute of East Asian Studies
University of California, Berkeley
2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor
Berkeley, CA 94720-2318
tel (510) 643-5104
fax (510) 643-7062
e-mail <>.

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Journal of Asia Pacific Studies

[from H-NET, 3/13/13]

Journal of Asia Pacific Studies (JAPS) is calling for papers for the May issue. JAPS is a peer-reviewed academic journal published in Florida, USA. The journal is published both in print and online. JAPS is indexed by EBSCOhost and other prestigous databases.

Editor in Chief
Journal of Asia Pacific Studies
e-mail <>>

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Archives of Asian Art

[courtesy of S. Abe, 6/5/12]

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

I would like to update you on some new developments in Archives of Asian Art:

Stan Abe
Editor and Chair of the Editorial Board

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Dissertation Reviews

[from H-ASIA, 6/12/12 and 7/11/12]

Dissertation Reviews is a website that features friendly, non-critical overviews of recently defended and unpublished dissertations. Dissertation Reviews currently covers 15 fields, including Chinese History, Japan Studies, Korean Studies, South Asian Studies, Southeast Asian Studies, Inner Asian Studies, Tibetan and Himalayan Studies and many more.

The goal of the site is to offer all scholars a glimpse of the "immediate present" of the field. Rather than reviewing monographs, the publication of which may take a number of years after the completion of a project, the site is dedicated to examining what is happening right now in the field.

The Asia-related branches of Dissertation Reviews are currently seeking new dissertations to be featured in the 2012-2013 season. If you would like to have your dissertation reviewed (2011 defense onwards), or would like to contribute a review, please contact us at: For more details, please visit the sites below:

Frequently Asked Questions
Overview of the Site
"Dissertation Reviews: An Introduction" by Thomas Mullaney

If you work in any of the fields listed below, and have recently spent time/will spend time conducting research in archives, libraries, special collections, museums, private collections, etc., please contact us at

- Asian Art History
- Chinese History
- Inner Asian Studies
- Islamic Studies
- Japan Studies
- Korean Studies
- South Asian Studies
- Southeast Asian Studies
- Tibetan and Himalayan Studies

Editor-in-Chief: Thomas Mullaney (Stanford University)
Managing Editor: Leon Rocha (University of Cambridge)

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Intellectual History

[from H-ASIA, 7/11/12]

Intellectual history has long held a central place in the scholarly traditions of France, Germany, and Britain, as well as China. The new journal Intellectual History aims to promote this disciplinary field in the world of Chinese-language scholarship, especially that of Taiwan, though we will also publish English-language articles. We hope to stimulate thinking about intellectual history in the broadest terms and to encourage a community of scholars to forge closer ties.

The new journal is interested in the processes by which individual texts and particular systems of thought have been made, developed and appropriated in different civilizations at different periods of history. In this context the word 'text' will be taken to cover philosophical, scientific and literary texts, art objects, music, experimental instruments, and etc. Intellectual History will be open to all contributions that touch upon the development of thought in China and in the rest of the world, and that consider theoretical and methodological issues. We welcome contributions that report findings of historical investigations and of textual analyses; moreover, we especially welcome innovative and suggestive approaches to new research topics of historical interest.

Intellectual History's inaugural issue will be published by Lianjing Publishing Company in the spring of 2013. The journal will publish semi-annually in Chinese and English. Chinese style sheet: please see Xinshixue; English: please see Modern Intellectual History. Paper submissions and queries to:

Editors: Chen Jeng-guo (Academia Sinica), Lu Miawfen (Academia Sinica), Carl K. Y. Shaw (Academia Sinica), Peter Zarrow (Academia Sinica)

Advisory board: David Armitage (Harvard), Peter Bol (Harvard), Chang Hao (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), Chen Ruo-shuei (Taiwan University), Benjamin Elman (Princeton), Ge Zhaoguang (Fudan), Knud Haakonssen (University of Sussex), Huang Chin-hsing (Academia Sinica), Jonathan Israel (Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton), Lin Yusheng (University of Wisconsin), Luo Zhitian (Sichuan University and Peking University), Murata Yujiro (University of Tokyo), Nicholas Phillipson (Edinburgh University), Wang Fan-sen (Academia Sinica), Yu Ying-shih (Princeton)

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Asian Archaeology

[from Asian Archaeology, 1/16/12]

Asian Archaeology is an annual journal that is sponsored by Research Center for Chinese Frontier Archaeology (RCCFA), Jilin University (the Key Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences granted by the Ministry of education, PRC). The first issue will be published in 2012.

Asian Archaeology is an academic English journal that publishes original papers on the new discoveries, achievements and viewpoints of Chinese archaeology, also concerning the new discoveries and research of other parts of Asian and Oceanian areas, mainly for overseas scholars. Asian Archaeology will draw up the four columns or theses as follows:

1) Chinese archaeology. It includes reports and research of new archaeological materials in Chinese archaeology.

2) Asian archaeology. It includes the new discoveries and research of other parts of Asian and Oceanian areas.

3) Archaeological sciences. It includes new archaeological methods, theories, and practice on various subdisciplines of, archaeological sciences, including Archaeometry, Zooarchaeology, Paleoethnobotany, Physical Anthropology, Environmental Archaeology, Molecular Archaeology, Biochemical Archaeology, and so on.

4) Newsletters. It includes the important new discoveries of China and other parts of Asia.

We accept English manuscripts that are best about 8,000 to 10,000 words in length (including figures and references). A manuscript should be prepared with an abstract (about 600 words), a list of five keywords and a brief introduction of authors. The Manuscripts are contributed by bidirectional Anonymous Paper Reviewing System. If the manuscript is printed, author will be presented five sample journals and copyright royalties.

E-mail for submission:

Correspondence should be addressed to:
Nan Feng
Research Center for Chinese Frontier Archaeology (RCCFA)
Jilin University
(No. 244, Kuangyaming Building, Qianwei Campus), No. 2699
Qianjin Avenue
Changchun City
Jilin Province
tel +(86) 431-85166321
fax +(86) 431-85166320.

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Journal of Jesuit Studies

[from H-NET, 11/29/12]

A new quarterly journal is to be launched by Brill: The Journal of Jesuit Studies. Each issue of the journal will contain an extensive review section that looks at all aspects of Jesuit history (from the sixteenth century to the present day, and in all corners of the globe), as well as books that explore the Jesuit role in the arts and sciences, theology, education, literature, and the many other avenues of Jesuitica. We will also include numerous reviews on the broader history of post-1500 Christianity and other related topics.

Publishers are invited to send copies for review consideration to the following address:

Dr Jonathan Wright
Reviews Editor
Journal of Jesuit Studies
Department of Theology and Religion
Durham University
Abbey House
Palace Green
Durham DH1 3RS
United Kingdom.

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Singaporean Journal of Buddhist Studies

[from H-NET, 11/27/12]

The Buddhist College of Singapore has just launched a new peer-reviewed Chinese & English journal of Buddhist Studies, the Singaporean Journal of Buddhist Studies. The first issue is to be published in a year or so, after that it will be published twice a year.

It accepts unpublished research papers on all aspects of Buddhist Studies. Interested scholars can send their work to

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Common–Journal für Kunst & Öffentlichkeit [Common–Journal for art and public]

[from H-Arthist, 12/17/12]

Die Diskussion um Kunst und Öffentlichkeit ist zurzeit nicht nur in Zürich sehr aktuell–Stichwort Hafenkräne!–und trotzdem ist es für Interessierte und Beteiligte schwierig, die Debatten zu verfolgen, da diese in verschiedenen Kontexten stattfinden und in unterschiedlichen Medien publiziert werden. Common, das neue Journal für Kunst im öffentlichen Raum, soll dieses Defizit beheben, indem es die unterschiedlichen Diskussionen zu Kunst und Öffentlichkeit bündelt und einem breiten Publikum vermittelt.

Kunst im öffentlichen Raum hat in den letzten Jahren stark an Aufmerksamkeit gewonnen: sie fällt auf, polarisiert, wird öffentlich (und meist kontrovers!) diskutiert. Dank ihrer Situationsbezogenheit, Einzigartigkeit und Exklusivität haben sich künstlerische Projekte im öffentlichen Raum als vielseitig verwendbares Instrument erwiesen, das von der öffentlichen Hand und von Privaten als Fördermittel und Aufwertungsmassnahme, für Standortmarketing und Werbung, aber auch zur Identitätsstiftung eingesetzt werden. Allerdings sind Informationen zu Kunstprojekten, die in Sphären des Öffentlichen stattfinden, nur mühsam auffindbar. Sie werden nur punktuell publiziert und sind vorwiegend in der Tagespresse, oder in Eigenpublikationen der Firmen oder der öffentlichen Hand zu finden. Es fehlt eine Plattform, welche die Projekte und Diskussionen bündelt und vermittelt.

Common ist ein unabhängiges, internationales Webjournal, das sich mit Fragen um künstlerische Verfahren in Sphären des Öffentlichen beschäftigt. Es schafft eine interdisziplinäre Plattform für einen kritischen Diskurs über theoretische und praktische Konzepte von Kunst, die sich engagiert mit dem Öffentlichen auseinandersetzt. Common besteht aus einem Journalteil mit redaktionell betreuten Beiträgen, in denen AutorInnen das Thema reflektieren, und aus einem Diskussionsteil, in welchem die Texte durch ein breites Publikum kommentiert werden und so das Thema erweitert wird. Common wird von Michèle Novak (Editor) herausgegeben; das Journal erscheint dreimal jährlich in digitaler Form und einmal als gedruckte Jahresausgabe im Verlag Buch & Netz.

Common interessiert sich für Projekte, die einen Beitrag zur öffentlichen Verhandlung des gemeinsam Genutzten, des Zusammenlebens, sowie der Funktion, Ästhetik und Bedeutung des Öffentlichen leisten und darüber hinaus eine neue Sicht, Öffnungen oder Verschiebungen der Praxis und der Nutzungen des Stadtraumes beabsichtigen. Experten und Akteure aus den Bereichen Bildende Kunst, Theater, Musik, Architektur, Landschaftsarchitektur, Stadtentwicklung, Humangeographie, Soziologie und Philosophie bringen ihre Perspektiven ein und denken kritisch mit. Common interessiert sich für eine Durchlässigkeit der disziplinären Diskurse, für die Verdichtung und Reibung verschiedener Konzepte und Herangehensweisen. Wir nehmen aktuelle Tendenzen auf, arbeiten am Topos des "Öffentlichen Raumes" und an der entsprechenden Begriffs- und Themenbildung.

Common widmet sich jeweils einem aktuellen Thema, das breit und kontrovers diskutiert wird. Akteure und Interessierte aus unterschiedlichen disziplinären Blickwinkeln beschreiben, reflektieren und diskutieren Projekte, Verfahren, Konzepte und Theorien. Sie denken mit an der Entwicklung und Umsetzung von neuen Ideen für den öffentlichen Gebrauch. Der englische Begriff "common" verweist mit seinem Wortsinn auf das Gemeinsame, Alltägliche und auch Gebräuchliche, welches im Sinne der weiteren Bedeutung des Wortes, der Allmende, reflektiert wird.

Anfang Dezember wird die erste Nummer des interdisziplinären Onlinejournals Common–Journal für Kunst & Öffentlichkeit aufgeschaltet. Aus der Perspektive von Bildender Kunst, Landschaftsarchitektur, Musik und Theater wird darin zum Thema "Ideologien der Kompensation–künstlerische Verfahren im öffentlichen Gebrauch" berichtet und diskutiert. Wenn künstlerische Projekte im öffentlichen Raum stattfinden und öffentliche Sphären suchen, dann stehen immer auch Ideologien als Herkunft und Motivation der engagierten Positionen und Projekte im Hintergrund. Mit welchen inneren Bildern von Raum, Öffentlichkeit und Gesellschaft werden Künstler aktiv? Welches sind die Konzepte und Entwürfe hinter der Analyse und künstlerischen Bearbeitung der vorgefundenen Situation? Und was sind die Ziele eines Projektes am spezifischen Ort? In dieser Ausgabe werden daher Ideologien als Engagement für eine jeweils spezifische Öffentlichkeit verstanden; und Kompensationen sind entweder selber Korrektive und Veränderungen oder können solche initiieren. Kompensation wäre in diesem Zusammenhang also weniger als Ausgleich, sondern eher als Erweiterung, Verschiebung, Neubewertung und Veränderung des Vorgefundenen zu verstehen. Dies ist vielleicht auch der Grund, warum das Kompensatorische so wunderbare Überraschungspotentiale in sich birgt.

Kontakt und Chefredaktion:
Michèle Novak
Albert-Schneider-Weg 25
8047 Zürich
tel +41 (0)78 761 92 72

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Asia Pacific: Perspectives

[from H-ASIA, 12/20/12]

The University of San Francisco Center for the Pacific Rim is pleased to announce the call for papers for Asia Pacific: Perspectives. The editors welcome submissions from all fields of the social sciences and the humanities that focus on the Asia Pacific region, especially those adopting a comparative, interdisciplinary approach to issues of interrelatedness in the Asia Pacific region.

Asia Pacific: Perspectives (ISSN: 2167-1699) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal published twice a year by the University of San Francisco Center for the Pacific Rim. Our task is to inform public opinion through publications that express divergent views and ideas that promote cross-cultural understanding, tolerance, and the dissemination of knowledge. The journal offers a forum for the exchange of ideas from both established scholars in the field and graduate students.

To submit a paper, Send a single DOUBLE-SPACED copy with any and all inclusions to the editors. Electronic copies must be in MS Word or compatible format; tables, charts or images may be inserted in the text document or be included as separate files. Further guidelines are posted at Submissions should be addressed to:

Dayna Barnes, Managing Editor
Asia Pacific: Perspectives
The Center for the Pacific Rim
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080.

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Series of Jesuit Studies

[from H-NET, 12/16/12]

Brill has founded a monograph Series of Jesuit Studies.

Associated with the Journal of Jesuit Studies, SJS will target those areas of scholarship on Jesuit history in its broader context that have been lamentably neglected but it will also invite contributions of important but hard to find monographs in other languages, which we shall encourage to be translated.

Contact: Dr. Robert A. Maryks

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American Journal of Chinese Studies

[from H-ASIA, 1/6/13]

The American Journal of Chinese Studies is soliciting manuscripts in the humanities (including history, literature, religion, fine arts, philosophy, etc.) that focus on Chinese communities, including mainland China (past and present), Taiwan, Hong Kong and the Chinese Diaspora.

AJCS is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal published by the American Association for Chinese Studies. Past issues have included humanistic work, but the emphasis was on social sciences. The editorial board is looking to increase the number of humanistic papers published in the journal.

For questions about submission and subscriptions contact the journal editor:

Professor Thomas Bellows
Department of Political Science
The University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX 78249.

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Journal of Curatorial Studies

[from H-Arthist, 1/6/13]

The editors of the Journal of Curatorial Studies invite proposals for original research articles on the subject of curating, exhibitions and display culture. The journal also seeks reviews of recent exhibitions, books and conferences.

The Journal of Curatorial Studies is an international, peer-reviewed publication that explores the increasing relevance of curating and exhibitions and their impact on institutions, audiences, aesthetics and display culture. Inviting perspectives from visual studies, art history, critical theory, cultural studies and other academic fields, the journal welcomes a diversity of disciplinary approaches on curating and exhibitions broadly defined. By catalyzing debate and serving as a venue for the emerging discipline of curatorial studies, this journal encourages the development of the theory, practice and history of curating, as well as the analysis of exhibitions and display culture in general.

Potential topics include:
- critical case studies of curators and exhibitions
- curatorial methodologies and transdisciplinary strategies
- curatorial media (e.g., social, digital and virtual)
- the cultural politics of display
- exhibition typologies and histories
- curatorial ethics and aesthetics
- curating and globalization
- para-curating: artworld rituals, openings, tours, prizes
- curating collections, archives and commissions
- display practices in popular and mass culture

The Journal of Curatorial Studies publishes three times a year and considers submissions on a continuing basis. Please send a 250-word abstract and a CV to the editors. Essays run 5-6000 words. Please send submissions and correspondence to the Editors: Jim Drobnick (OCAD University) and Jennifer Fisher (York University).

The first issue of the Journal of Curatorial Studies is available free on-line:,id=205/. Visit the journal on Facebook to keep informed about new developments.

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[from MCLC, 3/16/13]

Eurosinica is a book series for monographs of various thematic focuses, sharing the goal of studying culture and literature in contemporary or historical contexts. The series, under the imprint of Peter Lang, was founded in 1984 by the German sinologist Günther Debon (1921–2005) and the Canadian comparatist Adrian Hsia (1938–2010); so far, thirteen books have been published. While the founding editors placed the emphasis on the transfer processes of classical literary works and motifs between cultures, the continuation of their work requires new approaches.

Rather than operate within the conceptual framework of "cultural dialogue" between an East and a West viewed as distinct entities, the series editors tend to a view of cultures in contact. Eurosinica is accordingly open for studies and interpretation of authors, personalities, genres and individual works committed to an understanding of humanity as a common source of values which, rather than be impeded by cultural, linguistic or ethnic disparity, are being reshaped and reinvented in different settings.

From the basic concept the series' founders have contributed, we will carry on the approach to literature, the arts and history as transnational narratives emerging out of distinct contextualization and relying on as well as contributing to both the European and the Sinic cultural spheres. We explicitly welcome well-argued innovative interpretations of classical works, as we do historical and translation studies. At a time of ongoing global changes of aesthetic and critical paradigms, Eurosinica does not intend to propose the East-West-paradigm as a last refuge for intellectual cultural conservatism, but rather envisages new critical approaches to the sporadic process of aesthetic and historical interactions ("contacts") between formerly allegedly "separated" cultural spheres.

Eurosinica expects to publish between one and two volumes annually and aims for a balance between studies of contemporary or ancient focus. It thereby seeks to counter the trend of separating research on classical and modern issues.

Eurosinica will consider manuscripts in European languages. The series editors and board members are scholars at universities in the Baltic and Nordic countries of Europe, as well as in mainland China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao. They represent the disciplines of comparative literature, cultural studies and history in European and East Asian languages.

As a series, Eurosinica is directed and managed by AsiaRes, the Baltic Research Center for East Asian studies at the University of Latvia in Riga and the Department of Oriental Studies at Stockholm University). For further information, please write to or

Frank Kraushaar (Tallinn University; AsiaRes University of Latvia)
Irmy Schweiger (University of Stockholm/Sweden)

Board Members:
He Chengzhou (Nanjing)
Mark Gamsa (Tel Aviv/ Riga)
Sher-shiueh Li (Taibei)
Shu-ching Ho (Düsseldorf)
Lucie Berner (Macao)
Tatsuo Takahashi (Tokyo)
Rossella Ferrari (London)

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The Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia

[from H-NET, 3/2/13]

The Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia is a large-scale and vast web project with numerous different aspects and purposes:

1) provide easy access to vast amount of materials for everyone with access to internet
2) create a platform for Chinese and English speaking Buddhists to interact, co-operate, work and study together
3) gather all available existing digitized materials, review them, categorize and post them online
4) collaborate with relevant universities, monasteries, institutions, libraries, museums and individuals from around the globe 5) continue digitizing more materials
6) use the advantages of modern technology to develop different forms of Buddhist education (both on and offline)
7) create a international team of specialists interested in those topics, who would collaborate and meet on regular bases.

The author and main organizer of Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia is Vello Vaartnou. The CBE project was officially started in December 2012, when Vaartnou presented the idea of the CBE at the ECAI conference in University of California, Berkeley, USA.

We are looking for volunteer editors for the Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia project. CBE needs a lot of data research and editing. Usually every editor has their own Buddhism-related topic(s) (English and Chinese speakers). Which he/she would gather as much material as possible.

Together we can make a difference and build up huge online Buddhist source. So we welcome everyone who could contribute their valuable time by editing and adding materials from different sources all over the internet. Also we are looking for people who has some computer skills as well do help develop the system little better. There is much work to do so anyone who would like to give their contribution for the Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia project are most WELCOME to do so.

If you think you want to participate then please visit our and for more information or e-mail

Vello Vaartnou
Head of Estonian Nyingma
Perth, Western Australia

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Asiascape: Digital Asia

[from H-NET, 4/3/13]

Launching in 2014, the bi-annual academic journal Asiascape: Digital Asia now invites submissions for research articles that explore the political, social, and cultural impact of digital media in Asia. Although we do not exclude scholarship in digital culture and culture studies, Asiascape: Digital Asia's focus is on research from the social sciences, arts, media and communication studies, information and computer sciences, and area studies.

Bringing together state-of-the-art research from these fields, 'Asiascape: Digital Asia' examines the role that information, communication, and other digital technologies play in Asian societies (Japan, the Koreas, China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines), as well as in intra-regional dynamics and transnational links between the region and other parts of the world. The peer-reviewed journal addresses issues such as:

- media converge in the digital age
- transnational flows of digital culture,
- e-governance,
- the politics of network societies,
- online activism and digital challenges to state power,
- the workings of social and participatory media, and
- the dynamics of digital play.

The editors welcome contributions that analyse these issues through research that takes seriously the workings of ICT in different contexts, that critically theorizes such workings, and that is based on authoritative empirical analysis. We particularly encourage inter- and multi- disciplinary research that adopts digital methods, as well as theoretically-minded work that critically explores how ICTs can be understood through the lenses of different realities in Asia.

Asiascape: Digital Asia further welcomes reviews of book on the topics outlined above, with a specific focus on reviews that introduce non-Asian related works and scholars to the area-studies community, and research on Asia to the larger field of digital media and communication studies. In addition, the editors encourage reviews of relevant conferences, as well as of digital platforms and media products from Asia, such as social media websites, video sharing services, games, digital tools, etc.

Manuscript submissions should not exceed a length of 10,000 words, including notes and references. Review articles should not exceed 1,000 words. Asiascape: Digital Asia only accepts English-language articles.

All inquiries regarding article submissions can be addressed to:
Florian Schneider
Nozomi Goto

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Architectural Histories

[from H-Arthist, 3/8/13]

Architectural Histories, the new open access journal of the European Architectural History Network (EAHN), is now online and open to submissions.

Architectural Histories is an international, blind peer-reviewed scholarly journal that creates a space where historically grounded research into all aspects of architecture and the built environment can be made public, consulted, and discussed. The journal is open to historical, historiographic, theoretical, and critical contributions that engage with architecture and the built environment from a historical perspective.

We invite original contributions of the highest quality from scholars and critics in all stages of their career. The journal especially welcomes contributions that stimulate reflection and dialogue about the place of history and historical research within the varied and multifaceted ways in which architecture and the built environment are studied and debated today, across disciplines, cultures and regions.

We publish scholarly articles as well as position papers, shorter pieces addressing topical issues in our field of interest. For more information and guidelines, please visit To submit a paper, please register for the journal and submit online. Questions and queries may be addressed to the editor-in-chief, Maarten Delbeke.

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Third Text

[from AAH, 3/12/13]

Third Text is an international art and visual culture journal founded in 1987 and has to date published 121 issues. The journal occupies a forefront position at the research interface of contemporary art practice and critical theory.

Third Text invites submissions of original articles that will contribute radically new perspectives on the global artworld and its challenges to the ecology of contemporary art practices in the aftermath of postcolonial and institutional critiques. The journal welcomes varied explorations of visual art, cinema, video, photography, performance and activist art. Articles of 6000 words are preferred but lengthier ones will be considered on merit. Contributors should consult authors' guidelines on submissions.

Third Text has launched a bi-monthly online platform which also calls for original submissions of articles and reviews (1500 words) to be published under Creative Commons Agreement with authors.

Third Text is a peer-reviewed journal.

Submissions and questions should be addressed to Basia Sliwinska, Associate Editor, at

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ARCHITECTURE_MPS (Architecture, Media, Politics, Society)

[from H-NET, 4/11/13]

ARCHITECTURE_MPS (Architecture, Media, Politics, Society), ISSN 2050-9006

The journal's themes revolve around the relationship of architecture(s) in the politico-media-complex. Areas of interest include (but are not restricted to: architecture, landscape design, urbanism, critical studies, human geography, media studies, design. It is published monthly on-line and has a two yearly print version. It is indexed with all the main databases including Avery Index, EBSCO, ProQuest, Ulrichsweb etc.

In addition to full papers submitted for peer review, abstracts and works in progress will be accepted for initial consideration.

Dr. Graham Cairns
Ravensbourne (University College)
tel +44 (0)20 3040 3500
e-mail <>

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The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

[from H-Arthist, 5/3/13]

Book series from Ashgate Publishing
Series Editor: Michael Yonan (University of Missouri)

The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950 provides a forum for the broad study of object acquisition and collecting practices in their global dimensions from the eighteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries. The series seeks to illuminate the intersections between material culture studies, art history, and the history of collecting. HMCC takes as its starting point the idea that objects both contributed to the formation of knowledge in the past and likewise contribute to our understanding of the past today. The human relationship to objects has proven a rich field of scholarly inquiry, with much recent scholarship either anthropological or sociological rather than art historical in perspective. Underpinning this series is the idea that the physical nature of objects contributes substantially to their social meanings, and therefore that the visual, tactile, and sensual dimensions of objects are critical to their interpretation. HMCC therefore seeks to bridge anthropology and art history, sociology and aesthetics. It encompasses the following areas of concern:

1. Material culture in its broadest dimension, including the high arts of painting and sculpture, the decorative arts (furniture, ceramics, metalwork, etc.), and everyday objects of all kinds.

2. Collecting practices, be they institutionalized activities associated with museums, governmental authorities, and religious entities, or collecting done by individuals and social groups.

3. The role of objects in defining self, community, and difference in an increasingly international and globalized world, with cross-cultural exchange and travel the central modes of object transfer.

4. Objects as constitutive of historical narratives, be they devised by historical figures seeking to understand their past or in the form of modern scholarly narratives.

The series publishes interdisciplinary and comparative research on objects that addresses one or more of these perspectives and includes monographs, thematic studies, and edited volumes of essays. A list of current and forthcoming titles in the series can be viewed at

Proposals should take the form of either:
1. a preliminary letter of inquiry, briefly describing the project; or
2. a formal prospectus including: abstract, brief statement of your critical methodology, table of contents, sample chapter, estimated word count, estimate of the number and type of illustrations to be included, and a c.v.

Please send a copy of either type of proposal to the series editor and commissioning editor:
Professor Michael Yonan
Margaret Michniewicz, Commissioning Editor

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Museum and Curatorial Studies Review

[from H-Arthist, 7/11/13]

Museum and Curatorial Studies Review is a new peer-reviewed journal powered by the University of California, Berkeley Electronic Press, and the California Digital Library. Each issue will feature full-length academic articles, exhibition reviews, book reviews and dialogic contributions (such as interviews and open letters).

Volume 1, Number 1 will be published very soon. The editors are now seeking contributions to journal's second issue.

All submissions should be sent electronically in MS Word format and follow The Chicago Manual of Style. The details for each submission type are below:

Article (6,000-9000 words): send a fully drafted, polished version of the paper to be blind peer reviewed.

Interview, open letter, or other conversational piece (2,000-6,000 words): send a 300-400 word proposal for the item [Note: interviewers are responsible for all transcription work]. Final drafts are also welcome.

Exhibition review (1,000-2,500 words): send a 250 word proposal that includes a description of the exhibition you intend to review and a brief discussion of its significance to the field of museum and curatorial studies.

Book review (1,000-1,500 words): send a 250 word proposal that includes a description of the book you intend to review and a brief discussion of its significance to the field of museum and curatorial studies.

E-mail submissions and inquiries to:

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East Asian Journal of Popular Culture

[from H-NET, 4/11/13]

We are delighted to announce the development of the new Intellect East Asian Journal of Popular Culture and to issue a general call for papers. In the last few decades there has been a huge rise in the interest in East Asian popular culture. The East Asian Journal of Popular Culture will be engaging directly with that trend. From film to music; art to translation and fashion to tourism, this journal will offer a forum where multidisciplinary work can come together in new and exciting ways.

The East Asian Journal of Popular Culture is the first academic peer-reviewed journal for scholars, teachers, and students from around the world who have an active and passionate interest in the popular culture of East Asia. The journal is devoted to all aspects of Popular Culture in East Asia. With the growth in popularity of Asian visual products in the Western world and the increasing strength of the Asian markets, this publication fulfils the need for an international journal that allows Western and Asian film, media, literary, music, fashion, digital media, television, art and cultural scholars alike to engage in discussion. The journal encourages articles that are both localised (towards a specific popular culture trend, figure or industry) as well as articles that are more global in their outlook (forging links between East Asian popular culture and wider global issues).

We welcome papers on any of these and related topics. If you would like to submit a paper or contact us about a proposed special edition please e-mail or one of the editors for further advice. This journal will also be offering in English reviews of Asian Language publications devoted to popular culture. This will bring Asian-based material via detailed summaries and reviews to an English Language readership. If you are interested in acting as a reviewer or are interested in proposing a book to be reviewed please contact the reviews editor.

Editors: Kate Taylor-Jones (Bangor University), Ann Heylen (National Taiwan Normal University), John Berra
Reviews Editor: Chris Howard (Chongqing University)

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e-Journal of East and Central Asian Religions

[from H-ASIA, 8/1/13]

It gives us great pleasure to announce the publication of the e-Journal of East and Central Asian Religions (e-JECAR), edited by Ian Astley and Henrik Sørensen, and hosted by the University of Edinburgh, UK. The journal has an international editorial board and submissions will be peer-reviewed. The first volume is scheduled for release in September 2013.

e-JECAR is concerned with the development and interaction of the religious cultures of East and Central Asia, whether historically or in the present. In particular we seek to disseminate original research on primary sources that span geographical and disciplinary boundaries. The work to appear in e-JECAR is of three types: (i) extensive research articles; (ii) essays from emerging scholars, to give (typically) younger scholars the opportunity to present recently completed work (e.g. a doctoral thesis) or to describe new work that they may be embarking on (such as a post-doctoral project or a new database); and (iii) review articles that engage with issues raised by recently published research (please note that we do not publish short, mainly descriptive book reviews).

e-JECAR is published in electronic form only and is offered to the academic community and the general public in the spirit of open scholarship and open-source technology. Authors are encouraged to exploit the opportunities offered by new technology, e.g. in including graphic materials and audio-visual sources that inform their work.

The journal will thus initially have three sections:

1. Articles
We invite substantial studies of topics covered by the journal's remit. Submissions which range across the borders of the countries of East and Central Asia (both historically and in the present) and those which avail themselves of multi-media technology in an innovative manner, are particularly welcome. The first volume will include studies by Friederike Assandri, Stephan-Peter Bumbacher, Carmen Meinert, Licia Di Giacinto, and Henrik H. Sørensen.

2. Emerging Scholars
The purpose of this section is to provide a forum for emerging scholars to present their work (typically but not necessarily work from a recent doctoral thesis) in a manner which is more formal and permanent than short reviews or postings to e-mail distribution lists. It is expected that contributors to this section will have completed their PhD or be in the final stages of completing their doctoral thesis or dissertation. Items will normally be in the region of 3,000 to 5,000 words.

3. Review Articles
Review articles are extended essays which address an issue that features in more than one major study. Whilst submissions may focus on one work, it is expected that authors will write with reference to other relevant studies in the field. We do not envisage publishing brief synopses that address critical issues incidentally. The normal length for items in this section is also 3,000 to 5,000 words.

We have elected to distribute the studies in this journal freely to the scholarly community, under the terms of the Creative Commons licence and in line with the policies of major funding bodies in the UK. Thanks are due to the University of Edinburgh, which is providing the hosting service and technical assistance for setting up and maintaining the site.

Best wishes,
Henrik Sørensen and Ian Astley
The e-Journal of East & Central Asian Religions (e-JECAR) ISSN 2053-1079 (Online)

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Japanese Journal of Archaeology

[from JJA, 8/14/13]

The Japanese Journal of Archaeology (JJA) features peer-reviewed original research and review articles written in English, primarily, but not exclusively, concerning 1) archaeological studies of Japanese archipelago, and 2) archaeological studies of any region and any time-periods in the world undertaken by Japanese archaeologists, their collaborators, scholars who are affiliated with Japanese institutions or scholars who specialise in Japanese archaeology. The Chief Editor welcomes queries about the suitability of manuscripts to the JJA. Please read Notes to Contributors and Style Sheet carefully when you prepare your manuscript.

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Transnational Subjects: History, Society and Culture

[from H-ASIA, 9/26/13]

Transnational Subjects: History, Society and Culture is a journal for cultural and transnational history post-1500. The journal is print and online, and fully peer-reviewed. We invite essays on all aspects of transnational and cultural history (4,000-7,000 words) and shorter report-type articles (less than 3,000 words) demonstrating transnational history work. We also particularly welcome digital submissions, including audio/visual work that would not be suitable for a traditional journal. Digital content will also be peer-reviewed and published on our website. Send proposals to

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[from CAA, 10/31/13]

Khan Academy's mission is a free world-class education for anyone, anywhere. In September 2013, the academy had ten million unique visitors overall. For the art-history content alone, Khan anticipates more than two million visitors from around the globe for the fall 2013 semester. Let's make sure strong, global art-history content is well represented.

If you are interested in contributing your expertise in the form of short introductory essays to help make art history accessible to a global audience, Smarthistory could really use your help. The website's founders, Steven Zucker and Beth Harris, seek art historians, archaeologists, and conservators in many areas of study; they have a particular need for specialists in African, Asian, precolonial American, and Pacific art.

Smarthistory has created an interactive list of topics, a Trello Board, with an eye toward supporting introductory art-history courses. If something important is missing, please let Zucker and Harris know! Once you've decided on a topic, send an email to Zucker and Harris (along with your CV). If everything is in order, you will be added to the Trello Board, so you can claim that topic.

Here are the essay guidelines:
- Length: 800–1,000 words
- Writing style: informal, experiential, contextual
- Content: for teaching (not original research)

As a general rule, Smarthistory looks for the narratives a great professor tells his or her class to make students fall in love with a particular subject or work of art.

All accepted contributed content is published on both and All content is published with a Creative Commons attribution and noncommercial license. You remain the owner of your content, and your contribution is always attributed.

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[courtesy of J. Kee, 12/1/13]

ARTMargins invites authors to submit full-length articles (maximum 8000 words) for possible publication. Please send inquiries or proposals to the managing editor. All submissions are peer-reviewed.

Published by MIT Press, ARTMargins publishes scholarly articles and essays about contemporary art, politics, media, architecture, and critical theory. ARTMargins studies art practices and visual culture in the emerging global margins, including Asia. The journal seeks a forum for scholars, theoreticians, and critics from a variety of disciplines who are interested in postmodernism and post-colonialism, and their critiques; art and politics in transitional countries and regions; post-socialism and neo-liberalism; and the problem of global art and global art history and its methodologies, among other things.

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Print Quarterly

[courtesy of R. Eitel-Porter, 2/26/14]

Print Quarterly is the leading peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the art of the print from its origins to the present. The journal, which publishes recent scholarship on a wide range of topics encompassing printmakers, iconography and social and cultural history, would like to encourage original contributions from scholars working on Asian topics.

Recent contributions have included such diverse subjects as Francesco Salviati, the influence of a seventeenth-century fencing manual, Jean-Etienne Liotard, a quiz on an unidentified etching, the collector Pierre-Jean Mariette, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Whistler, Soviet and Vietnamese posters, Jim Dine, comic strips, Ad Reinhardt, William Kentridge and digital prints.

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New Studies of Modern Japan

[from H-ASIA, 1/14/14]

New Studies of Modern Japan, a book series published by Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield and edited by Doug Slaymaker (University of Kentucky) and Bill Tsutsui (Southern Methodist University) invites proposals, inquiries, and manuscript submissions.

New Studies of Modern Japan is a multidisciplinary series that consists primarily of original studies on a broad spectrum of topics dealing with Japan since the mid-nineteenth century. Additionally, the series aims to bring back into print classic works that shed new light on contemporary Japan. The series speaks to cultural studies (literature, translations, film), history, and social sciences audiences. We publish compelling works of scholarship, by both established and rising scholars in the field, on a broad arena of topics, in order to nuance our understandings of Japan and the Japanese. Information on the series is available online at

Prospective authors are encouraged to contact Doug Slaymaker or Bill Tsutsui.

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