Call for proposals for Perspective: actualité en histoire de l’art (INHA)

The Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA)  invites paper proposals for its journal Perspective. Continuing with its project of publishing thematic issues, Perspective : actualité en histoire de l’art – joining for the first time with the Festival of Art History – will dedicate its 2019-1 issue to  Scandinavia (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands).

After the Maghreb, Perspective once again moves beyond the nation-state to consider a more expansive territory. This issue will be devoted to an examination of the territory’s extent and specificities as a cultural and historical construct whose contours have fluctuated over time. In contrast to an endogenous or essentialist approach, the themes will be considered in light of the representations, the narratives and imaginations it has nourished through exchanges with the rest of Europe and the world.

Perspective wishes to privilege diachronic studies with multiple forms and stakes: topics related to works of art and heritage, history of architecture, urbanism, archeology, museology, dance, design, music, photography, cinema, or even theater are welcome, provided that they are examined, on the one hand, through the prism of art history and, on the other, that they conform to the editorial policy of Perspective, which publishes articles (25,000 or 45,000 characters) offering historiographical assessments of current issues in the discipline on or in the region under study.

Since Perspective will take care of translations, all projects will be examined by the editorial board, regardless of the language of submission.

Please submit your proposals (2,000-3,000 character summary and a 2-3 line biography) to the editorial address ( by May 25, 2018.

Authors of selected articles will be informed of the committee’s decision by the end of June. Full texts of accepted contributions will need to be sent by December 1, 2018 for publication in May 2019. Download the English version of the call for papers

For additional information, visit the journal’s page on the INHA website and browse Perspective online.