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caa.reviews Seeks Field Editors for Books and Exhibitions
posted by Betty Leigh Hutcheson — Aug 10, 2015
caa.reviews invites nominations and self-nominations for ten individuals to join its Council of Field Editors, which commissions reviews within an area of expertise or geographic region, for a three-year term, through June 30, 2018. An online journal, caa.reviews is devoted to the peer review of new books, museum exhibitions, and projects relevant to art history, visual studies, and the arts.
The journal seeks field editors for books in the following subject areas: Medieval Art, Early Modern Iberian and Colonial Latin American Art, Contemporary Art, South/Southeast Asian Art, Pre-Columbian Art, Islamic Art, and Museum Studies and Practice. The journal also seeks three field editors to commission reviews of exhibitions on the West Coast pre-1800, in Europe pre-1900, and in New York and the Northeast. Candidates may be artists, art historians, critics, curators, or other professionals in the visual arts; institutional affiliation is not required.
Working with the caa.reviews editor-in-chief, the editorial board, and CAA’s staff editor, each field editor selects content to be reviewed, commissions reviewers, and reviews manuscripts for publication. Field editors for books are expected to keep abreast of newly published and important books and related media in their fields of expertise, and field editors for exhibitions should be aware of current and upcoming exhibitions (and other related projects) in their geographic regions. The Council of Field Editors meets annually at the CAA Annual Conference. Field editors must pay travel and lodging expenses to attend the conference.
Candidates must be current CAA members and should not currently serve on the editorial board of a competitive journal or on another CAA editorial board or committee. Nominators should ascertain their nominee’s willingness to serve before submitting a name; self-nominations are also welcome. Please send a statement describing your interest in and qualifications for appointment, a CV, and your contact information to: caa.reviews Editorial Board, College Art Association, 50 Broadway, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10004; or email the documents to Deidre Thompson, CAA publications assistant. Deadline: September 16, 2015.