Call for Applications: ICMA Viewpoints Series Editor(s), deadline 15 July 2020

Applications due July 15, 2020, for position beginning January 1, 2021

The International Center of Medieval Art and the Pennsylvania State University Press announce a new book series: ICMA Books—Viewpoints. This series aims to engage with and instigate new conversations, debates, and perspectives not only about medieval art and visual-material culture, but also in relation to the critical practices employed by medieval art his­torians. Books will typically be data-rich, issue-driven, and even polemical. The range of potential subjects is broad and varied, and each title will tackle a significant and timely problem in the field of medieval art and visual-material culture. The Viewpoints series is interdisciplinary and actively involved in providing a forum for current critical developments in art historical methodology, the structure of scholarly writing, and/or the use of evidence. Books in the ICMA Books—Viewpoints series will be short: ca. 45,000–75,000 words, illustrated by no more than 20–30 black-and-white images, and will be written to engage specialists and students alike.

The International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA) invites applications for the position of Series Editor(s) for our recently-established book series, Viewpoints, co-published with the Pennsylvania State University Press.  The Viewpoints series aims to instigate new conversations and engage with fresh perspectives on medieval art and visual-material culture.  (Please see the description below.) The new Series Editor(s) will collaborate closely with Eleanor H. Goodman, editor at the Pennsylvania State University Press.  The successful Series Editor(s) will be effective, efficient, and driven; they should share the established vision for this book series and have the energy and time to commission thought-provoking contributions that engage with current debates in the fields of medieval studies and art history.  We underscore that Viewpoints breaks with traditional modes for the scholarly monograph.  Books in the series will be short and idea driven and will not be heavily illustrated. Viewpoints volumes should be attuned to the social and historiographical stakes of scholarship (bound, for instance to issues of race, gender, or power dynamics) and address both the original functions and modern re-uses of medieval material.
We seek applications from individuals or teams of two, and we are particularly eager to work with scholars who identify with groups that historically have been underrepresented in the academy.  Applications consist of a CV and a cover letter.  The cover letter should explain your vision for the series, including ideas for particular volumes, and delineate your editorial experience and/or why you are well-suited to an editorial appointment.  The position is unpaid, but you will have the satisfaction of making an important mark on the field.  Please email requested materials to Amanda Luyster, Chair of the ICMA Publications Committee (, and Nina Rowe, President of the ICMA (

Find out more here.

Published by Roisin Astell

Roisin Astell received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.

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