Launch event video now available

On Monday, 21 Oct 2013, the Open Arts Journal held an event at The Open University in Camden Town, London to mark its launch this summer.

Professor Marsha Meskimmon (Loughborough University), spoke about her article published in Issue 1, ‘The Precarious Ecologies of Cosmopolitanism’.

The presentation was filmed and is available here:

A panel discussion followed the research seminar, with Professor Berthold Schoene and Dr Ellie Byrne (guest editors of our inaugural issue, both at Manchester Metropolitan University), together with Open Arts Journal editor-in-chief Dr Leon Wainwright (OU Art History), and Q&A.

Film footage for the panel discussion is archived here:

Launch event, 21 October, London

Readers of the Open Arts Journal are warmly invited to join us to celebrate our recent launch.

On 21 October we welcome Professor Marsha Meskimmon to the Open University’s centre in Camden, London, to speak about her article, included in issue 1 of the Open Arts Journal, ‘The Precarious Ecologies of Cosmopolitanism’. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with Associate Editors Berthold Schoene and Ellie Byrne, together with Open Arts Journal editor-in-chief Leon Wainwright, followed by Q&A.

The event is free and all are welcome but we ask that you please reserve in advance and inform us of any cancellation.  Please visit our event site to book your place:

Venue: 1-11 Hawley Crescent, Camden London NW1 8NP (map). Light refreshments from 6pm.  Formal presentations begin at 6.30pm.

Call for Papers

Submissions to the Open Arts Journal should meet several of the following criteria:

  • Original work, reflecting current concerns and critical issues in the subject area. (Open Arts Journal does not publish previously published material).
  • Valuable introductory work, opening up new areas of research and scholarship.
  • Makes a significant contribution to the global practice and understanding of the history of art, architecture and design, and visual culture and material culture.
  • Troubles the geographical scope and periodisation of the mainstream histories of art, architecture and design.
  • Theoretically innovative, expanding on the basic concepts of the discipline.
  • Shows how art history may interact with other disciplines, such as art practice, curating and museology, arts organising, cultural policy and the public understanding of art.
  • Enables cross-fertilisation between art, architectural and design history, film and media studies, material and visual culture studies and the broader humanities.

We welcome a full paper or a 200-word abstract of your proposed submission to the Editor, Open Arts Journal