Special Issues

Arts runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors who are experts in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Melting the Cold War: Politics of Exhibition-Making
edited by and Wiktor Komorowski
submission deadline 21 May 2022 | Viewed by 338
Keywords: reassessing socialist realism; cold War politics of exhibition-making; propaganda in exhibitions design; censorship in the national narratives of exhibitions; role of art historians; theorists; and curators in political exhibitions; archival methods in the documentation of exhibitions
Museums, Inclusion, and Diverse Communities
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 407
Keywords: museums; diversity; inclusion; heritage; urban community; exhibition
Autotheory in Contemporary Visual Arts Practice
edited by Katherine Baxter and
submission deadline 21 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 765
Keywords: autotheory; memory; visual art; art practice; contemporary art; social history
Review of Machine Art submission deadline 24 Jun 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3220
Keywords: contemporary art; art history (20th century & 21st century); aesthetics; creativity; evolution; science & technology; robotics; artificial intelligence
Animals in Ancient Material Cultures (vol. 3) submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2979
Keywords: animals; antiquity; material culture; animal– human relations; iconography; art history; ancient history; classics; zooarchaeology; archaeology
Magic Realism in a Transnational Context
edited by and Rie Makino
submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | Viewed by 315
Keywords: magic realism; transnational; ethnicity; Karen Tei Yamashita
Slavic and Eastern-European Visuality: Modernity and Tradition
edited by
submission deadline 15 Aug 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 722
Keywords: modernism; avant-garde; Russian art; Eastern Europe; visual studies; art history; ekphrasis; cultural history
Renegotiating Identity, Reenacting History – 21st Century Art in Israel
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 301
Keywords: Art in Israel; performance; history & culture; contemporary art; identity; re-enactment
Rethinking Materiality in Modern and Contemporary Art
edited by Ronit Milano and Nissim Gal
submission deadline 15 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 280
Keywords: materiality; agency; matter; mobility; making
(This special issue belongs to the Section Visual Arts)
The Times They Are A-changin’: Temporal Shifts in Early Modern Drama
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 75
Keywords: time; seasons; calendrical markers; age
Art and Performance
edited by Tim Brennan
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 65
Keywords: relation between Art and Performance; interdisciplinarity
Medieval Finger Rings from Christian, Jewish and Islamic Contexts
edited by Maria Stürzebecher
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 268
Colour: Art and Design in Urban Environments
edited by
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 77
Keywords: urban environment; environmental colour design; colour in urban art; urban colour; colour methodology; colour identity; colour ambience
(Modern) Photography: The Magic of Lights and Shadows
edited by and
submission deadline 1 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 168
Keywords: immediacy/virtuality; technological convergence; material practice/process (as Research?); theory/pedagogy; trace/writing; ontology; art; science; natural magic; affective magic; intuition/algorithm; agency; aesthetics; theatricality
Paper-Thin: Imagining, Building and Critiquing Medieval Architecture
edited by Costanza Beltrami
submission deadline 15 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 369
Keywords: architecture; middle Ages; renaissance; paper; drawing; fictional buildings; craft
(This special issue belongs to the Section Visual Arts)
New Perspectives on Pop Culture
edited by Daniel Stein and
submission deadline 15 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 292
Keywords: pop aesthetics; quantitative and qualitative popularity; metrics of popularity; charts and bestseller lists; high/low distinctions; accommodation; resilience; resistance; algorithms and digital culture
Byzantine, Post-Byzantine and European Art History and Cultural Interchange
edited by Margarita Voulgaropoulou
submission deadline 15 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 294
Keywords: cross-cultural exchanges; migration; material culture; diplomacy; wall-paintings; icons; relics; manuscripts
(This special issue belongs to the Section Visual Arts)
Fast Fashion – Slow Fashion: Mixed Messages in the Contemporary Fashion Discourse
edited by
submission deadline 21 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 230
Keywords: fashion discourse; sustainability marketing; green-washing; transparency; narratives of influence; conscious consumption
NFTs, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Metaverse: A Silent Digital Revolution That Has Transformed the Art Market
edited by
submission deadline 31 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 89
Keywords: contemporary art market; online art market; digital art; NFT; cryptocurrency; blockchain; metaverse
Byzantium and the Mediterranean (11th–13th C.): Multiculturalism, Gender and Profane Topics in Illuminated Manuscripts submission deadline 31 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 160
Keywords: Byzantine illuminated manuscripts; 12th and 13th century art in the Mediterranean; cross-cultural studies; profane repertoires; gender
(This special issue belongs to the Section Visual Arts)
The History of Hungarian Ballet
edited by Anna Mária Bólya
submission deadline 17 Nov 2022 | Viewed by 44
Keywords: Hungarian ballet; history of ballet; history of dance; theory of art; Hungarian Opera House; Nicola Guerra; Nijinsky Budapest
The Intersection of Abstract Expressionist and Mass Visual Culture
edited by
submission deadline 21 Nov 2022 | Viewed by 530
Keywords: abstract expressionism; World War II; mass culture; media censorship; propaganda; advertising; film
(This special issue belongs to the Section Visual Arts)
Religion, Theology, Contemporary Art: Innovative Engagements with Religion
edited by Matthew Kruger
submission deadline 26 Nov 2022 | Viewed by 27
Middle East Art: Memory, Tradition, and Revival
edited by Ori Z. Soltes
submission deadline 30 Nov 2022 | Viewed by 88
Keywords: Arab; Persian; Turkish; abstract; representational; political; spiritual; memory; traditional; contemporary
Autonomy in Art
edited by
submission deadline 30 Nov 2022 | Viewed by 18
Keywords: art; autonomy; aesthetics; social practice; world-making; imaginaries
New Articulations of Identity in Contemporary Aesthetics
edited by Derek Conrad Murray and Stacy Schwartz
submission deadline 30 Nov 2022 | Viewed by 99
Keywords: identity; representation; hybridity; cultural trauma; aesthetics; contemporary art
Around/Beyond Feminist Aesthetics
edited by Katy Deepwell
submission deadline 30 Nov 2022 | Viewed by 24
Keywords: feminist aesthetics; contemporary art; feminist art
The Zoomorphic Arts of Ancient Central Eurasia
edited by
submission deadline 30 Nov 2022 | Viewed by 327
Keywords: Eurasian nomads; ancient China; Central Eurasia; animals; zoomorphism; funerary art; material culture; ancient world
Russia: Histories of Mobility
edited by Anna G. Vyazemtseva
submission deadline 15 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 55
Keywords: Russian history; Russian and Soviet art and architecture; cultural transition; art collecting; art archives; cultural diplomacy
Arts and Refugees: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (Vol. 2) submission deadline 20 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 51
Keywords: arts; refugees; racism; cultural hegemonies; cultural policies; gender; intersectionality
Disability Design in Contemporary Art and Curating
edited by
submission deadline 22 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 329
Keywords: disability design; disability curating; disability activism; disability art; contemporary art; visual culture
Latin American and Caribbean Art
edited by
submission deadline 22 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 53
Keywords: Indigenous traditions; Pre-Hispanic Empires; Mexican Mural Movement; Graphics and Propaganda; Afro-Caribbean; Syncretism; Fantasy and Surrealism; Popular Art; Landscape
Art Theory and Psychological Aesthetics
edited by Peter Tzanev
submission deadline 23 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 176
Keywords: aesthetic experience; psychology of aesthetic categories; aesthetic value; art appreciation; imagination; empathy; artistic eccentricity
North/South Rivalries in French and Western European Art
edited by Chara Kolokytha
submission deadline 28 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 149
Rethinking Contemporary Latin American Art submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 293
Keywords: Latin America; decoloniality; contemporary art; heritage; Indigeneity; diaspora
(This special issue belongs to the Section Visual Arts)
Sport and Modern/Contemporary Visual Culture submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 61
Keywords: sport; physical culture; performance; modern art; contemporary art; visual culture
(This special issue belongs to the Section Visual Arts)
Metamorphosis in the Arts (c.500-c.1700)
edited by Margaret Franklin
submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 107
Keywords: metamorphosis; zoomorphic transformation; werewolf; sorcerer; witch; enchanter; shapeshifter; folklore; myth
Andalusi Architecture: Shapes, Meaning and Influences (Vol. 2)
edited by
submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 67
Keywords: Andalusi architecture; Cordoba’ s Mosque; Caliphate art; Nasrid art; Almohad architecture; Mardanisi art; Mudejar art; Madīnat al-Zahrā; Architectural ornament
Relationship between Art, Architecture and Society
edited by Cesar Cornejo
submission deadline 31 Jan 2023 | Viewed by 12
Keywords: art; architecture; society; transdisciplinary; trialectics; vernacular
Rethinking Non-Eurocentrism in Art History and Architecture History submission deadline 31 Jan 2023 | Viewed by 150
Keywords: non-Eurocentric historiographies; art theory; architecture theory; art history; art theory; postcolonial criticism
Picturing the Wound: Trauma in Cinema and Photography
edited by
submission deadline 31 Jan 2023 | Viewed by 64
Keywords: trauma; cinema; photography; climate trauma; COVID19; therapy; cli-fi; science fiction; disability; digital media
Art and Animals and the Ethical Position
edited by Ang Bartram
submission deadline 31 Jan 2023 | Viewed by 101
Keywords: art; critical art and theory; artistic research; cultural and creative; animal studies; human– animal; interspecies
Technology/Media-Engaged Art: From New-Materialist Philosophies
edited by Paul Dolan
submission deadline 28 Feb 2023 | Viewed by 61
Keywords: new materialist philosophy; media; technology; art; materiality; practice
Race and Architecture in the Iberian World, c. 1500-1800s
edited by C. Cody Barteet and
submission deadline 1 Mar 2023 | Viewed by 784
Keywords: race; regionalism; architecture; patronage; labor; Iberian; early modern
Arts: Art and Urban Studies
edited by , and Guido Cimadomo
submission deadline 25 Mar 2023 | Viewed by 52
Keywords: visual and performing arts; city; urban studies; imagined landscapes; digital and scientific art; film and city; urban semiotics
Photographic Aesthetics of Home
edited by Ali Shobeiri
submission deadline 28 Mar 2023 | Viewed by 42
Keywords: home as a conceived; perceived; or lived space; aesthetics of inhabitation; domiciliation and displacement; vagabondage or homelessness; photographic representations of “ being at home”
Black Artists in the Atlantic World
edited by Paul Niell and
submission deadline 31 Mar 2023 | Viewed by 772
Keywords: Black Atlantic; Atlantic world; Americas; Artist; Artist biography; Colonial; Empire
Music Performance Studies: Past, Present, and Future
edited by Mine Doğantan-Dack
submission deadline 1 Apr 2023 | Viewed by 467
Keywords: genealogy of the discipline of music performance studies methods in researching music performances role of recorded artefacts in performance research connections between discourse and music performance cultures artistic research in music performance phenomenology of performance making the lived experiences of music performers interdisciplinarity and music performance studies
Art Glass Studies for a Changing World – the International Year of Glass
edited by and Sarah Rothwell
submission deadline 15 Apr 2023 | Viewed by 64
Keywords: art glass; studio glass; socio-political commentary; new narratives; Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); sustainability; equality; diversity inclusivity (EDI)
(This special issue belongs to the Section Applied Arts)
The Cathedral: Art and Power submission deadline 15 Apr 2023 | Viewed by 27
Keywords: Middle Ages; cathedrals; art and power; patrons and audiences; memory
(This special issue belongs to the Section Visual Arts)
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