Fall 2014 issue of Panorama: Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art

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Association of the Historians of American Art

Call for Articles

The Association of Historians of American Art is pleased to invite submissions for feature-length articles to appear in the organization's new peer-reviewed electronic journal of American art, entitled Panorama: Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art. The biannual journal, which will debut in fall 2014, will be the first peer-reviewed electronic publication dedicated to American art and visual culture (broadly defined) from the colonial period to the present day. Panorama is intended to provide a high-caliber international forum for disseminating original research and scholarship and for sustaining a lively engagement with the intellectual developments and methodological debates on current practices in art history, visual and material cultural studies, and curatorial work. It encourages a broad range of perspectives and approaches within an interdisciplinary framework encompassing both local and global contexts. Panorama welcomes submissions that utilize the insights of both traditional and new historical and interpretive approaches to American art.

The e-journal will be accessible and free to all. Panorama will be published twice a year, in the spring and the fall. It will have its own web address, and also will be accessible via a link from the AHAA website (http://www.ahaaonline.org). Back issues will be archived on the journal website. The editors are committed to preserving access to past issues in a variety of electronic venues, including scholarly indices and research databases.

In addition to peer-reviewed scholarly articles, Panorama will include several other regular features. Taking advantage of the speed of online delivery, timely Book Reviews and Exhibition Reviews will offer critical and historiographic perspectives on recent publications and exhibitions. Discoveries/Research Notes will bring the nascent stages of scholarly inquiry (both academic and curatorial) to the attention of readers in short form.

At this time, we seek manuscripts of 7,000–10,000 words (excluding captions and footnotes) to appear in the Fall 2014 number and future issues. Authors should submit their manuscripts electronically to:

Ross Barrett, Executive Editor

Manuscripts submitted before December 2013 will be considered for inclusion in the inaugural issue of Panorama. Submissions for future issues will thereafter be accepted throughout the year.

Guidelines for Submission
Manuscripts and illustrations should be sent as separate files (Microsoft Word or PDF). Illustrations should be low resolution and small enough to send via email. They should be accompanied by a caption list. All submissions should also include a 250 word abstract. The abstract, author's name, and contact information should appear on a separate cover sheet only; manuscripts should include a title on the first page. All manuscripts will be subject to peer review. All submissions will be acknowledged upon receipt.

Submission checklist
1) article in Microsoft Word or PDF format
2) illustrations and caption list in Microsoft Word or PDF format
3) 250 word abstract, author's name, and contact information in Microsoft Word or PDF document

Style Guidelines
Text and notes should follow the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition. The article should be double-spaced and in a 12-point font. Notes should appear at the end of the text.

Illustration Guidelines
For the final manuscript, the author must provide high-resolution images for the article as well as copyright permissions to reproduce them in the e-journal. A sample photo permission request letter will be provided to authors.

Caption Format
Fig. 0, Artist, Title of Work, date. Medium, dimensions. Collection, City. Photography credit.

Panorama staff:

Executive Editors

Ross Barrett, University of South Carolina
Sarah Burns, Professor Emerita, Indiana University
Jennifer Jane Marshall, University of Minnesota

Exhibition Review Editors

John Bowles, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Mishoe Brennecke, Sewanee University

Book Review Editor

Jordana Saggese, California College of the Arts

Research Notes Editors

Sally Webster, Professor Emerita, City University of New York
Kevin Murphy, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

AHAA Journal Subcomittee / Journal Executive Committee

Ross Barrett, University of South Carolina
Mishoe Brennecke, Sewanee University
P.J. Brownlee, Terra Foundation
Melissa Dabakis, Kenyon College
Kimberly Orcutt, New York Historical Society
Isabel Taube, Rutgers University

Editorial Board
Austen Bailly, LACMA
Rebecca Bedell, Wellesley College
Mishoe Brennecke, Sewanee University
P.J. Brownlee, Terra Foundation
Michael Clapper, Franklin & Marshall College
Melissa Dabakis, Kenyon College
Jacqueline Francis, California College of the Arts
Frank Goodyear, National Portrait Gallery
Leo Mazow, University of Arkansas
Kimberly Orcutt, New-York Historical Society
John Ott, James Madison University
Frances Pohl, Pomona College
E. Bruce Robertson, University of California at Santa Barbara
William Rudolph, Milwaukee Art Museum
Tanya Sheehan, Colby College
Isabel Taube, Rutgers University
Jason Weems, University of California, Riverside
Justin Wolff, University of Maine