multi-press collaboration to create new publishing opportunities for scholars of art history.
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This exciting new publishing opportunity offers art
historians seeking publication of their first book the chance to be
part of a groundbreaking collaborative publishing project. Authors
whose books are selected for inclusion in AHPI will find many benefits,
• Financial assistance and guidance in acquiring and
securing permission for illustrations
• Publication in both print and electronic editions
• A shared website hosting additional electronic enhancements to the book, including but not limited to audio, video, illustrative material, animation, and podcasts, coming in the summer of 2013
• A strong marketing program including both print
and digital advertising
The four AHPI presses publish in distinctive and
complementary areas within art history. Each press will acquire books
independently, and will manage those books through acquisition, peer
review, and formal acceptance. We will all share a permissions manager,
who will help guide authors in permissions, as well as a managing
editor through the editorial and production process.
Our strengths fall into distinct areas:
Duke University Press emphasizes scholarship on modern and contemporary
art that focuses on the interconnected but distinct histories of those
periods around the globe. Duke publishes influential lists in American,
Latin American, East Asian, and South Asian art, with additional
strengths in the histories of photography and feminist art.
Contact Ken Wissoker at email@example.com
Pennsylvania State University Press is among the most highly regarded
publishers of scholarly books on Western medieval, early modern,
and modernist art and architecture, with notable lists in Latin
American and American art and photography.
Contact Eleanor Goodman at firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Pennsylvania Press art programs have become a significant feature of an increasing number of titles across the humanities, but especially so in the field of American and medieval studies, history of the book, and in the award-winning series Penn Studies in Landscape Architecture.
Contact Jerry Singerman at email@example.com
The University of Washington Press is among the most prolific
university presses in the field of art history, publishing in Native
American art, Asian art, African art, and books that focus on the work
of American artists of color.
Contact Regan Huff at firstname.lastname@example.org
Is the grant only open to first-time authors?
Yes. However, the AHPI publishers will not consider unrevised dissertations.
Why is this grant significant?
Scholarly publications in art history are dependent on
high-quality images to succeed in making their arguments effectively,
but everyone knows that securing image permissions is a huge
undertaking, both in terms of finances and in time commitments. In
addition, art history publications lag far behind in terms of
electronic editions. This grant provides both assistance in securing
permissions and ensures that permissions include digital use, so books
can be available on a variety of electronic devices, including Kindle,
Nook, iPad, Sony E-Reader, and through electronic library services,
including NetLibrary, Ebrary, and more.
How many books will the grant fund?
AHPI will assist in the publication of 40 books over
five years. Each press will produce 10 books total.
How will the presses work collaboratively?
The presses will share a managing editor, to oversee
editorial work and help usher the book into production, and a
permissions manager, to assist in obtaining permissions. In addition,
the presses will share a strong marketing program that will include
shared advertising space in major publications, including New York
Review of Books, Artforum, Art Documentation, and Art Journal. Funds
will be available too to advertise individual books in electronic
publications or in web searches. Books will also be promoted
through social media networks like Twitter and Facebook.
What will the enhanced website support?
The enhanced website will host a variety of visual and
audio materials related to the print and electronic editions of the
book. This includes animation, film, author interviews and lectures,
audio, podcasts, and illustrative material that could not be included
in the original publication. All pages on the shared site will link
back to the individual publisher’s website for purchasing.
Are multi-author volumes accepted?
Will all AHPI books look the same, or share design
No. Books will retain the individuality of the publisher.
Duke University Press
Penn State University Press
University of Pennsylvania Press
University of Washington Press