Historians of German, Scandinavian and Central European Art, or HGSCEA, is an affiliated society of the College Art Association. It was founded in 1997 to foster study of visual and material culture of Central Europe and enhance communication and cooperation among scholars working on the art and architecture of the region. The society publishes regular updates of member news and activities, events and news items of interest to HGSCEA members on this website. HGSCEA also sponsors a session at the annual CAA conference, as well as organizes and supports scholarly endeavors and events focused on Central European topics. The society’s members include American and European scholars (affiliated and independent) and graduate students. Join HGSCEA!
Applications are now being accepted for the HGSCEA Emerging Scholars Essay Prize, an award of $500 given annually to the author of a distinguished essay published the preceding year on any topic in the history of German, Scandinavian, or Central European art, architecture, design, or visual culture. Submissions, which must be in English and may be from electronic or print publications, must have a publication date of 2017; applicants must be either current Ph.D. students or have earned a PhD in or after 2013 and must be members of HGSCEA at the time of application.
The recipient of the Prize (along with honorable mentions as appropriate) will be chosen by the members of the HGSCEA Board, notified in late January 2018, and publicly announced at the HGSCEA dinner reception during the College Art Association annual conference.
Submissions should include a copy of the publication and a CV and should be sent by electronic attachment to the HGSCEA Secretary, Juliet Koss (firstname.lastname@example.org), before December 18, 2017.
2018 CAA Panel Announced:
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 2–3:30
Los Angeles Convention Center, room 501A
Critical Race Art Histories in Germany, Scandinavia, and Central Europe
Chair: Allison Morehead, Queen’s University
Rebecca Houze, Northern Illinois University,
Patricia G. Berman, Wellesley College,
Bart Pushaw, University of Maryland,
Kristin Schroeder, University of Virginia
Save the date: the HGSCEA dinner reception will take place on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 7-9 p.m., location TBA
HGSCEA would like to congratulate Maria Makela, who was the recipient of the DAAD article prize, awarded at the annual conference of the German Studies Association for her essay “Rejuvenation and Regen(d)eration: Der Steinachfilm, Sex Glands, and Weimar-Era Visual and Literary Culture,” German Studies Review, volume 38, no. 1 (February 2015).
HGSCEA would like to congratulate Dr. Erin Maynes on her recent appointment as Assistant Curator at the Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She will be moving there from her position as curator of prints at the Hoehn Family Galleries at the University of San Diego.
The Board would like to congratulate HGSCEA member Susanneh Bieber for winning the 2017 Terra Foundation for American Art International Essay Prize! Susanneh’s award-winning essay, “Going Back to Kansas City: The Origins of Judd’s Minimal Art,” will appear in a forthcoming issue of American Art, the peer-reviewed journal co-published by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the University of Chicago Press.