About the Journal
Focus and Scope
The North Street Review is an annual publication that prints original and innovative research by current postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers from the UK and abroad.
Our aim is to reflect the broad range of scholarship that falls within the discourse of visual culture. We thus invite papers that follow traditional methodological interpretations of art history and museum studies, as well as research that embodies the interdisciplinary and intermedial aspects of these disciplines.
Founded in St. Andrews by Patricia de Montfort and Carol Richardson in 1994, the North Street Review began with a simple objective: to ‘present a taste of a number of research projects in varying stages of progress’ with the School of Art History. Since then, under the guises of Inferno (ISSN: 1355-5596), The University of St. Andrews Journal of Art History and Museum Studies (ISSN: 2041-1987), and now North Street Review: Arts and Visual Culture (e-ISSN: 2053-2024), the journal has evolved into a publication with true international scope and interest.
In its almost two decade history, the North Street Review has published essays by scholars including Cheryl Kramer, Neil Mulholland, and Philip Cottrell, and has provided an initial platform for postgraduate students to share their research and explore the enormous scope of art historical study worldwide. In previous volumes, themes have included the visual culture of South Eastern Europe, art in Scandinavia and the Baltic Region, and maps and cityscapes from the medieval period to the present day. In 2004, the journal established itself as an online publication.
The 2008 edition, co-edited by Maria Halkias and Billy Rough, focussed on two conferences held at the University of St. Andrews: the Association of Art Historians’ Summer Student Symposium ‘Art and Power’, and the postgraduate conference ‘Painting the Stage: Examining the interrelationship of painting and the performing art – Theatricality & Art c.1700 – c.2000’.
In 2009, under the guidance of Katherine Groninger, the journal rose from the ashes of Inferno and was rechristened the St Andrews Journal of Art History and Museum Studies, reaffirming its commitment to communicating original postgraduate research to the School of Art History. This renewed focus on innovative and ground-breaking study led to greater inclusivity, diverse essays spanning continents, centuries, and media. Liz Shannon enhanced this agenda under her editorship, from 2011, publishing articles on early Siamese royal portraiture, the Archangel Raphael in sixteenth-century Venice, and Finnish medieval rakentajamaalaukset paintings
This journal is published by:
School of Art History
University of St Andrews
79 North Street
University of St Andrews Library, Department of Special Collections,
St Andrews, Fife
KY16 9WH, Scotland
The Department of Special Collections of the University of St Andrews Library has generously supported the publication of the journal since 2010.
The Department is home to the Library's collections of rare and early printed books, manuscripts, photographs and the University's institutional archive (muniments). These form a superb resource for research and teaching in a wide variety of disciplines across the arts and science, available by appointment to academics, students, and the public alike.
The North Street Review is published annually.
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