At its foundation, Modern Art Asia was envisaged as a forum for early career researchers to exchange and test ideas. In order to realise this vision, we have for some time considered the feasibility of hosting a conference, but our extremely international readership, and our desire to be as inclusive as possible, has presented logistical obstacles. However, we are now exploring the idea of hosting a conference virtually. The increased availability of online conference technologies now makes the real-time broadcast of conference papers possible. We are looking to broadcast a live session of presentations, with accompanying slide presentations, which will also be recorded for later distribution through our site. If you would be interested to participate in such a conference, please send a short abstract of 250 words, describing a presentation on any area of modern and contemporary Asian art, to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 1st. Papers will not exceed 30 minutes, including time for questions. The conference is provisionally scheduled for spring next year. Presenters must have access to a webcam and reliable broadband internet connection in order to participate.
New appointments to the editorial boards of Modern Art Asia and Enzo Arts and Publishing
We’re currently making new appointments to the editorial board of both Enzo Arts and Publishing and Modern Art Asia. The primary responsibility of editors is to peer-review content, and to help with disseminating calls and finding new voices to publish. The Enzo Board We’re looking to make additional appointments in specific geographic areas, looking for experts in the arts of China, South East Asia, and South America. Editors will act as second readers on monographs that have already been accepted for publication by the commissioning editor. Remuneration is by royalty, with additional access to complimentary and discounted titles from our inventory. Editors will not be expected to work on more than two monographs a year. It is an excellent career development opportunity, offering practical skills and insight into the publishing industry, that can fit around your other work and obligations, which might suit a recent post-doc. or early career researcher. Modern Art Asia Modern Art Asia commissions and publishes essays across a wide range of geographic areas in Asia. The journal publishes quarterly, and editors are never expected to work on more than one submission (of up to 10,000 words) per issue. This differs from the Enzo board, in that regional editors often act as first readers, and therefore determine what will be published in an issue. Editors on this title are not currently remunerated for their work, but do have access to complimentary and discounted titles from the Enzo Arts inventory. No prior experience of editorial work is required for either board. Applicants to both posts must hold (or, for application to Modern Art Asia, be in the stages of completing) a PhD in a relevant subject area, or in the absence of this have significant professional experience in a related field. Please note that scholars of South and Latin American (and areas of non-Western art besides Asia) can only apply to the Enzo board, while scholars of Asia may apply to both. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Please feel free to contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with any enquiries. We look forward to hearing from you!
Update August 2013: we have now filled the majority of these positions, but are still accepting applications from scholars of Chinese and South American art to the Enzo board.
Next deadlines for issue papers
Word limits: Academic papers: 4,500-10,000 (excl. endnotes) / Correspondence and opinion pieces: 500-2,500 words / Exhibition, book, performance reviews: 500-1000 words
Articles should be submitted in plain text or .doc formats, with bibliographic citations, if required, given as endnotes. Text should be unformatted, single spaced, with titles of texts and art works in italics. Use of non-roman characters should be avoided.
Contact email@example.com to submit articles and for further information.
Please read the CFP AND style guide carefully before making enquiries or submitting your piece.