Be a part of the history of the Department of Art History – serve as an editor of our student-edited journal, Ink & Image, in 2013-14

22 Apr

 The Department of Art History and Program for Urban Design and Architecture Studies seek editors for its student-edited journal of undergraduate research in art history and urban design, Ink & Image, for the 2013-14 academic year.

Founded in 2009 by Urban Design and Art History majors Malcolm St. Clair and Alexis Wang, Ink & Image will publish its fifth issue this spring. All articles in Ink & Image are expanded versions of original research produced by undergraduates as papers for advanced Art History and Urban Design courses or departmental honors theses. The articles are chosen and edited by the student editors, with the advice and assistance of a faculty advisor.

Over the years, we have found that three editors is the ideal number for sharing the duties associated with this vital and valued aspect of our department’s program.

The shared responsibilities of the student editors include the following:

1) Encouraging submissions of original articles by advertising Ink & Image in the department/spreading the word;

2) Reading every submission and selecting a few suitable articles;

3) Editing the articles several times in collaboration with the authors and the faculty advisor;

4) Finding images and obtaining permission to use them from copyright holders;

5) Layout (can be a lengthy process);

6) Printing;

7) Distribution.

The workload tends to be heaviest towards the end of the spring semester, although this is dependent on how early the editing process starts. Generally, editors have asked for submissions during the fall and edited/published them in the spring. If the submissions are obtained earlier from previous semesters, however, the workload can be distributed more evenly.

This year’s current editors, Rachel High, Thor Shannon, and Nora Boyd, will be happy to meet with next year’s editors to ensure a smooth transition and provide valuable information about their experience and the editing process.

Please send an email indicating your interest in serving as an editor to Professor Kathryn Smith ( with copies to Professors Krinsky and Geronimus (,, and thank you.  Please include a copy of your c.v., transcript, and a writing sample (a c. 6-12-page paper).


Kathryn A. Smith

Associate Professor, Chair

Department of Art History


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