History of Art and Architecture

Contemporaneity: Graduate Student Journal

Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture is a scholarly, peer-reviewed online publication edited by graduate students in the Department of History of Art & Architecture. Contemporaneity aims to explore how the complexities of being in time find visual form. Crucial to this undertaking is accounting for how, from prehistory to the present, cultures around the world conceive of and construct their present and the concept of presentness visually. Through scholarly writings from a number of academic disciplines in the humanities, together with contributions from artists and filmmakers, Contemporaneity maps the diverse ways in which cultures use visual means to record, define, and interrogate their historical context and presence in time.

Volume 9 (2021): Mobility & Exchange: Moving Across/Through Cultures

Volume 8 (2019): Yesterday's Contemporaneity: Finding Temporality in the Past

Volume 7 (2018): Presenting Race: Institutional Contexts and Critiques

Volume 6 (2017): Boundless

Volume 5 (2016): Agency in Motion: Agency and Reenactment in Visual Culture

Volume 4 (2015)

Volume 3 (2014)

Volume 2 (2012)

Volume 1 (2011)