Practicing Art History Submissions

“Practicing Art History” contributions address art historical practice, broadly speaking, as it relates to the art and visual culture of the long nineteenth century across the globe. We acknowledge, firstly, that there are many practices rooted in different cultural (with that word used in its most elastic meaning) conventions and theoretical models; secondly, that art historical practice, in the sense of “praxis,” can accommodate such diverse activities as careful looking, archival research, conducting interviews, or data analysis and statistical modeling; and, thirdly, that it can lead to many “products,” including articles, books, lectures, exhibitions, and catalogues raisonnés. We prefer contributions based on personal practice that consider what authors have done, how successful it has been, and lessons learned.

There is no required word count or limit to the number of images; however, Practicing Art History articles typically range in length from 4,000 to 6,000 words and have between 5 and 10 images.

We invite ideas for future contributions, which can range widely from the theoretical to the practical. Authors are encouraged to send a brief email describing their idea for a Practicing Art History feature in advance. Please contact the co-managing editors, Petra Chu and Isabel Taube, at editors[at]