Continuing with its project of publishing issues devoted to art history in and of a country, Perspective : actualité en histoire de l’art no. 2020 – 1, will focus on Japan. Avoiding an endogenous or essentialist approach, we propose to consider the topic beyond the geographical boundaries of the Japanese archipelago, and to examine it in the light of the dynamic economic, cultural, and artistic interactions that involve the neighboring Asian territories as well as the rest of the world and the narratives and imaginations they have nurtured.
In this issue, the journal wishes to examine the current state of art history in Japan as well as research on Japanese art and heritage from prehistory to the present day, opening its pages to subjects which, besides the fine arts, may concern archeology, urbanism, decorative arts, design, crafts, museography, film, theater, dance, music, photography, comic books, gardens, cuisine, and all forms of hybridization generated by the encounter of these different areas, provided that they are approached through the prism of visual history.
Whatever the subject proposed, contributions must follow the editorial line of Perspective which publishes original articles that offer historiographical or critical reviews of substantive issues and/or represent the current state of the discipline within the proposed topic.
Please submit your proposals (2,000-3,000 character summary, with a provisional title, and a 2-3 line biography) to the editorial address (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 11th, 2019.
Authors of selected articles will be informed of the committee’s decision in April 2019. Full texts of accepted contributions will need to be sent by the end of November 2019, for a publication in June 2020.