Publishing, debate, and dialogue: British Art Studies, a new online journal

Lightning Talk
Tom Scutt, Paul Mellon Centre, UK

British Art Studies is a new open-access digital journal published jointly by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London, and the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven. The first two issues are now available at

Making innovative use of technology, British Art Studies presents new possibilities for art history publishing. Its aim is to publish new research and scholarship on British art, architecture and visual culture in a wholly new way, using an innovative interactive, multi-media platform.

Pamela Fletcher’s and Joanne Drucker’s observations about the difference between “digital art history” and a “digitized” art history are particularly useful. See Pamela Fletcher, “Reflections on Digital Art History”, (18 June 2015) and Johanna Drucker, “Is There a ‘Digital’ Art History?”, Visual Resources 29, nos. 1–2 (2013): 5–13.