CAA News Today Seeks Field Editors for Books and Exhibitions

posted by Betty Leigh Hutcheson — Apr 14, 2011

An online journal, is devoted to the peer review of new books, museum exhibitions, and projects relevant to the fields of art history, visual studies, and the arts. Council of Field Editors invites nominations and self-nominations for five individuals to join its Council of Field Editors, which commissions reviews of books, exhibitions, and related media within an area of expertise or geographic region, for a three-year term: July 1, 2011–June 30, 2014. Candidates may be art historians, critics, curators, or other professionals in the visual arts; institutional affiliation is not required.

The journal seeks field editors for books in three areas: Chinese and Korean art, early modern and southern European art, and nineteenth-century art. Field editors for exhibitions are needed in two regions: New York and the Northeastern United States covering art prior to 1800, and the Southwestern US covering art of all periods.

Working with the 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 his or her field of expertise, and those 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 be serving 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 letter describing your interest in and qualifications for appointment, a CV, and your contact information to: Chair, Editorial Board, College Art Association, 275 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10001; or email the documents to Alex Gershuny, CAA editorial associate. Deadline: May 18, 2011.

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