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Millard Meiss Publication Fund

About the Grant


Millard Meiss Publication Fund

MIT Press received a Meiss grant in fall 2005 to help publish Darby English’s book, How to See a Work of Art in Total Darkness (2007)

Twice a year, CAA awards grants through the Millard Meiss Publication Fund to support book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of art, visual studies, and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher on their merits, but cannot be published in the most desirable form without a subsidy. Thanks to the generous bequest of the late Prof. Millard Meiss, CAA began awarding these publishing grants in 1975.

Books eligible for a Meiss grant must currently be under contract with a publisher and be on a subject in the arts or art history. The deadlines for the receipt of applications are March 15 and September 15 of each year. Please review the Application Guidelines and the Application Process, Schedule, and Checklist for complete instructions.

Recent Winners

The eight Millard Meiss Publication Fund grantees for spring 2014 are:

  • Una Roman D’Elia, Raphael’s Ostrich, Pennsylvania State University Press
  • Sonal Khullar, Worldly Affiliations: Artistic Practice, National Identity, and Modernism in India, 1930–1990, University of California Press
  • Elizabeth Kindall, Geo-Narratives of a Filial Son: The Paintings and Travel Diaries of Huang Xiangjian (1609–1673), Harvard University Asia Center
  • Vered Maimon, The Photographic Imagination: Talbot and the Conception of Photography in the Early 19th Century, University of Minnesota Press
  • Pepper Stetler, Stop Reading! Look! Modern Vision and the Weimar Photographic Book, University of Michigan Press
  • Erik Thunø, The Apse Mosaic in Early Medieval Rome, Cambridge University Press
  • Jason Weems, Barnstorming the Prairies: Aerial Vision and Modernity in Rural America, 1920–1940, University of Minnesota Press
  • Marnin Young, Later Realism and the Politics of Time, Yale University Press

Read a list of all recipients of the Millard Meiss Publication Fund from 1975 to the present. The list is alphabetized by author’s last name and includes book titles and publishers.


Questions? Please contact Mallory Roark, CAA Publications Assistant, at 212-392-4437.

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