CFC: Collecting Prints, Posters and Ephemera: Perspectives in a Global World

CFC: Collecting Prints, Posters and Ephemera: Perspectives in a Global World
Deadline for contribution proposals: 31 August/ 30 September (see below)

Call for articles by Scholars of German, Scandinavian and East European Art:

 The editors of the volume Collecting Prints, Posters and Ephemera: Perspectives in a Global World, Ruth E. Iskin and Britany Salsbury, are seeking contributions from scholars of German, Scandinavian and East European art.  The volume will have a wide geographical and cultural scope on collectors and collecting from the nineteenth through the twenty-first centuries. Of special interest are articles on collectors and collecting in Germany, Scandinavia and Central Europe, contextualized within nations or regions, as well as comparative studies of collecting German and central European materials in their native and other regions. Among the issues to be addressed are private and institutional collecting and the relationship between them; the history of particular collections; curatorial perspectives on collecting and displaying exhibitions from the collections; collections of prints, posters and ephemera within museums, archives, and libraries; national, regional, and international focus in collecting; issues of politics and geopolitics in collecting; the art market and modes of collecting prints, posters and ephemera, historically and today. Interdisciplinary approaches that integrate art history, social history, cultural history and other disciplines are welcome.

            If you would like to have an article considered for the volume, please submit the title, abstract, and a brief biographical description (70-100 words), including affiliation, publications, special honors, grants, etc., and a brief CV. Each abstract should be a summary of, rather than an introduction to the article, comprising no more than 70–100 words. It should detail the main argument and findings of the article in clear and unambiguous terms and explain why a person should read it. Articles will be a maximum of 6000 words and the number of illustrations will be determined later on, but it is likely to be about 3-4 black and white illustrations per article.

We ask that you let us know by August 31 if you would like to contribute, and that you send your title, abstract, and brief biography by September 30 to both editors: ruth.e.iskin@gmail.com and britanys@gmail.com.

 

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