Call for Participation

AHTR is pleased to send out the second Call for Participation. The new site will launch sometime in September and the lectures we received in response to the first Call for Participation will be on the site and available for download and use. We are so thankful to all who submitted their materials and shared them with those who use AHTR.

Call For Participation

Do you have a great lesson plan you want to take some time to codify and share? Funded by a Kress grant for digital resources, Art History Teaching Resources (AHTR), a peer-populated platform for instructors, a collectively authored online repository of art-history teaching content, seeks contributors for specific subject areas in the art-history survey. This is the second call for participation (the first went out in early spring 2014).

AHTR is particularly interested the following sections in art and architecture for publication in early fall 2014:

Jewish and Early Christian Art and architecture

Byzantine Art and architecture

Islamic Art and architecture

Chinese art and architecture (early/pre 1279)

Chinese and Korean Art after 1279

Japanese art and architecture (early)

Japanese art and architecture (modern)

Korean Art (early)

Korean Art and architecture (modern)

Art and architecture of Africa

Early Medieval Art in Europe

Romanesque Art and Architecture

Gothic Art and Architecture

Art of Pacific Cultures

Eighteenth- and Early-Nineteenth Century Art in Europe and North America

Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Sculpture

Twentieth Century Sculpture

We are also very interested in receiving proposals for THEMATIC art history survey lesson plans. We have already received plans that engage with, for example, “Race and identity” and “Transnationalism and Citizenship.” Please propose a thematic plan germane to the survey level class.

For each content area, AHTR seeks lecture and lesson plans similar to those developed for its sections on Americas, pre-1300 and Feminist Art. Please see a great example here. Full template guidelines will be given for the sections to be included in each plan; writers will be expected to review and amend if necessary their plan once edited by AHTR. These plans, which will be posted to the AHTR website in fall 2014, are supported by $250 writing grants made possible by the Kress award.

AHTR is looking for contributors who:

  • Have strong experience teaching the art-history survey and strong interest in developing thoughtful, clear, and detailed lesson plans in particular subject areas
  • Are committed to delivering lecture content (plan, PowerPoint, resources, activities) for one to two (a maximum of two) content areas in a timely manner. Each content area will be supported by a $250 Kress writing grant.
  • Are able to make a September deadline for submission, and an early October deadline for any edits.
  • Want to engage with a community of peers in conversations about issues in teaching the art-history survey.

AHTR’s intention is to offer monetary support for the often-unrewarded task of developing thoughtful lesson plans, to make this work freely accessible (and thus scalable), and to encourage feedback on them so that the website’s content can constantly evolve in tandem with the innovations and best practices of the field. In this way, AHTR wants to encourage new collaborators to the site—both emerging and experienced instructors in art history—who will enhance and expand teaching content. It also wishes to honor the production of pedagogical content at the university level by offering modest fellowships to support digital means of collaboration among art historians.

Please submit a short, teaching-centered CV and a brief statement of interest that describes which subject area(s) you wish to tackle to These initial texts should be delivered to AHTR in September 2014. Collaboration on content for further subject areas will be solicited throughout 2014.

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