Volume 21, Issue 1 | Spring 2022

Editors’ Welcome

With this spring issue, we are excited to launch our third decade of publication and to announce a few changes to the editorial team at Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide. Isabel Taube, who has served as executive editor since spring 2010, has now moved to comanaging editor alongside Petra Chu, and Kimberly Orcutt has joined us as executive editor. The transition has been seamless so far and brings both continuity and a much welcomed, new perspective to our editorial conversations.

This issue also marks a change in our copyediting team. Cara Jordan has decided to transition out of her role as copyeditor of the articles and special features so that she can focus on growing and developing her own editing business, Flatpage. We thank Cara very much for her contributions over the past four years and wish her all the best for the future. We are pleased to welcome Robyn Roslak, who will assume the position of copyeditor beginning with the special summer issue.

Highlighting a few aspects of the current issue’s content, we are publishing the sixth article in our ongoing series, American Art History Digitally, sponsored by the Terra Foundation for American Art. This time we return to an art historical project that demonstrates how an interactive digital feature can help interpret archival materials and further our understanding of an early nineteenth-century exhibition. We also are continuing the “Practicing Art History” section with our second installment, which is focused on the application of computer vision to art historical interpretation. Finally, we hope you noticed that reviews editor David O’Brien has been hard at work expanding the book and exhibition reviews section, which reflects not only that, COVID notwithstanding, the field of nineteenth-century art is alive and well but also that NCAW continues to grow and evolve.

We are delighted to inform our readers that the Mervat Zahid Cultural Foundation has renewed its support of NCAW with a grant of $30,000 over the next three years. The foundation’s longtime generosity has been and continues to be essential to the journal’s success.

We hope that you will enjoy reading this issue and share it with your colleagues, students, and others interested in nineteenth-century art.