emaj (electronic Melbourne art journal) is the only online, refereed art history journal published in Australia. emaj aims to provide an international forum for the publication of original academic research in all areas and periods of art history. Topics covered include fine arts, architecture, curatorship, politics and aesthetics, visual culture, philosophy, historiography and museum studies. emaj welcomes monographic articles about specific artists or art collectives as well as thematic or theoretical analyses on aspects of art history.

emaj was founded in 2005 as a research platform for postgraduate art historians. While the journal remains supportive of the work of emerging scholars, submissions are open to all researchers investigating the history of art. The motivation for a refereed art history journal that spans all media and historical periods is twofold. Firstly, it provides a point of cohesion: emaj is designed to unite disparate threads of art historical scholarship within a single frame. Secondly, in presenting a diverse array of research, emaj hopes to encourage dialogue between traditionally segregated fields of enquiry. What might a new media analyst learn from a researcher working on Renaissance perspective? How might an historian of Japanese wood-block prints benefit from publishing their work in tandem with a history of Baroque stage design? In publishing articles that diverge in focus and yet remain within the scope of the discipline, emaj intends both to highlight the diversity of histories of art and to support interaction between scholars working in different fields.

emaj is an independent art history journal published annually. The journal is run by a group of volunteer editors who are mostly postgraduate students or early career researchers based in Melbourne. All articles are blind-refereed by academics working within the relevant field.

ISSN 1835-6656

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Open Access

emaj is an open access journal listed on DOAJ. emaj does not charge publication fees. emaj allows readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts’ of its articles free of charge.

emaj  is archived by the National Library of Australia Pandora Archive.

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