H-France Salon

Chief Editor
Patrick Bray, University College London (p.bray@ucl.ac.uk)

Associate Editors
Christine Adams, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Gülru Çakmak, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Rebecca Scales, Rochester Institute of Technology

Originating in 2009, H-France Salon is a multimedia journal of French Studies in its broadest sense, encompassing history, literature, cinema, art history, theory, and culture. Salons have included debates and collective reassessments of critical, methodological, and professional issues in our fields, tributes to influential individuals, recordings of conference presentations, webinars, and innovative blog projects. We welcome proposals that build on these initiatives or take us in new directions. Please contact us with ideas. (p.bray@ucl.ac.uk)

Volume 14, Issue 8
Rethinking Race and Representation in Art History and Material Culture of the Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Francosphere” 

Edited by:
Gülru Çakmak, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Jennifer Ngaire Heuer, University of Massachusetts Amherst

In the wake of widespread calls to decolonize institutional narratives of cultural heritage, the editors for this special issue, Gülru Çakmak (Department of the History of Art and Architecture, University of Massachusetts Amherst) and Jennifer Heuer (Department of History, University of Massachusetts Amherst), invited articles that would rethink constructions of race in art history and material culture in the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Francosphere. The pieces gathered here—eight articles, two poems and an interview—collectively examine art historical and historical narratives that reproduce racialized and imperialist ways of seeing and organizing the world and the past. By the same token, they offer alternative pathways to reclaiming historical agency as well as reflecting on the economic and commercial aspects of representing race and colonialism.