After two years of surveys, grants, multiple conference calls, hundreds of email exchanges (without stinting on our day jobs at colleges, universities, and museums), the founding deans and contributing editors of Art History Pedagogy and Practice have successfully launched the first peer-reviewed open access e-journal for the field. It has been exhilarating, exhausting at times, but absolutely worth it. Along the way, we have collaborated on papers and panels for national and regional conferences, written (and received) grants, worked with web designers, and contributed blog posts, lesson plans, syllabi, and other resources to Art History Teaching Resources.org.
Art History Pedagogy and Practice is fortunate to have an advisory board of noted scholars, including an old friend of mine, Dr. Andrea Pappas (University of Santa Clara), whose comment during a College Art Association conference two years ago that a peer-reviewed online journal was much needed met with our enthusiastic agreement.
My collaborators are a remarkable group of art historians; smart, supportive, engaging, always ready to edit and revise when asked, superbly organized, incredibly generous with their time, advise and humor…I am pretty well convinced that hard work made us successful, but the humor made it more fun. It is pretty hard to ask more of colleagues and these are A+ all the way.
Thanks to Founding Deans Michelle Millar Fisher and Karen Shelby, and my fellow Contributing Editors Virginia Spivey, Rene McGarry, Naraelle Hohensee, and Kathleen Wentrack.