Art history straddles the digital divide. Its pedagogical practices have been transformed by digital technology, but its scholarship remains wedded to the printed age. … Art history is invested in the monographic book as the prime vehicle for transmission of knowledge and academic advancement, and this bias is reinforced by tenure and promotion standards that privilege books over other types of publications.-
Hilary Ballon and Mariet Westermann. “Art History and Its Publications in the Electronic Age.” Rice University Press (2006).
There are only a couple open access, online art history journals, but they are limited in scope. ArtHistory.us aims to add to their numbers. Our field can move past print publication bias, and slowly but surely, it will.
Be a force of change by submitting an article to ArtHistory.us. Let’s create a new kind of journal for an emerging type of art history.
every one should always talk about art even if they don’t think they know a lot about art.
I love watching people talk about the art they love, especially if they don’t have formal vocabulary for it.
Dear Readers: I’ve spoken briefly on my changed personal and financial circumstances this year, and I’ve decided that in order to keep this project sustainable for me, and accessible for everyone, I am in the process of creating a Patreon account to help deal with database costs, hosting fees, and time expenditure while dealing with my circumstances. Unfortunately, this takes time to set up.
In the meantime, I must ask you if you are willing, please consider donating a convenient amount to the sustaining of this blog, as my electricity is set to be turned off tomorrow unless I can come up with half of the total balance. My phone is also set to be turned off within a week due to past due amounts. Even a dollar will help, even a reblog will help. I have already exhausted my resources, and I’m at a loss.
No matter what, the information and images amassed here and at the medievalpoc.org site will remain free to everyone as they have always been. It’s my hope that I can continue to curate the content here, because this is what I truly love to do.
Whether you come for the art, the history, to ask questions, read the essays, or just to say hi, I continue to be humbled and grateful for your readership.
Here’s the donation link again, and there is also a link on the main page of this blog. My thanks to everyone, regardless of ability to donate.
Having asked for donations before, and then later spoken to an intellectual property lawyer, I strongly caution you: Your information is not free, and not your own. You do not have any intellectual property rights to anything not in the common domain.
The blog information you have is already either free and accessible through the museums you took the information from, or through subscribed academic databases and are under copyright.
I think you need to be careful because the costs you’re asking for are just for your personal expenses and not the maintenance of a free tumblr blog with information from public resources.