HGSCEA Membership Form


An Affiliated Society of the College Art Association

Membership is open to anyone interested in German, Central European, and Scandinavian culture.

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Contributing memberships at $50 and Sustaining Memberships at $100 help cover HGSCEA’s annual costs, which include a dinner reception at the College Art Association Annual Conference, the annual Emerging Scholars Essay Prize, and travel grants to CAA for junior scholars.

HGSCEA leadership history

February 1997- February 1999

President: Rose-Carol Washton Long
Treasurer: Charles Haxthausen 
Secretary: Reinhold Heller
Newsletter Editor: Peter Chametzky
Board: Rosemarie Bletter, Walter Cahn, Steven Mansbach, Joan Weinstei

February 1999 – February 2001

President: Rose-Carol Washton Long
Treasurer: Reinhold Heller
Secretary: Charles Haxthausen
Newsletter Editor: Peter Chametzky
Board: Walter Cahn, François Forster-Hahn, Maria Makela, Steven Mansbach

February 2001February 2003 and February 2003 – February 2005

President: Steven Mansbach
Treasurer: Rose-Carol Washton Long
Secretary: Maria Makela
Newsletter Editor: Peter Chametzky
Board: Tim Benson, Françoise Forster-Hahn, Reinhold Heller, Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann

February 2005 – February 2008

President: Peter Chametzky
Treasurer: Rose-Carol Washton Long
Secretary: Marsha Morton
Newsletter/Website Editor: Anna Brzyski
Board: Stephanie D’Alessandro, Tim Benson, Éva Forgács, Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann

February 2008 – February 2011

President: Peter Chametzky
Treasurer: Rose-Carol Washton Long
Secretary: Marsha Morton
Newsletter/Website Editor: Anna Brzyski
Board: Tim Benson, Éva Forgács, Barbara McCloskey, Mitchell Merback

February 2011 – February 2014

President: Marsha Morton
Treasurer: Rose-Carol Washton Long
Secretary: Éva Forgács
Webmaster: Emily Pugh
Board: Jay Clarke, James van Dyke, Keith Holz, Juliet Koss 

February 2014 – February 2017

President: Marsha Morton
Treasurer: James van Dyke
Secretary: Jay Clarke
Website Manager: Elizabeth Cronin
Board: Keith Holz, Karla Huebner, Juliet Koss, Libby Otto

February 2017 – February 2020

President: James van Dyke
Treasurer: Marsha Morton
Secretary: Juliet Koss
Webmaster: Morgan Ridler
Board: Kathleen Chapman, Karla Huebner, Jeffrey Saletnik, Adrian Sudhalter

sustaining and contributing members


HGSCEA Sustaining and Contributing Members 2019

Sustaining: ($100)

Timothy Benson

Barbara Buenger

Peter Chametzky

Eva Forgacs

Francoise Forster-Hahn

Charles Haxthausen

Karyn Lang

Rose-Carol Washton Long

Maria Makela ($200)

Allison Moorehead

Marsha Morton

Jeffrey Saltetnik

Sherwin Simmons

Adrian Sudhalter

James van Dyke

Contributing: ($50)

James Arthur

Pat Berman

Kathleen Chapman

Shannon Connelly

Reinhold Heller

Keith Holz

Rebecca Houze

Anna Jozefacka

Juliet Koss

Luise Mahler

Steven Mansbach

Barbara McCloskey

Jeanette Redensek

Tamara Schenkenberg

Nathan Timpano

Gregory Williams

Contributing memberships at $50 and Sustaining Memberships at $100 help cover HGSCEA’s annual costs, which include a dinner reception at the College Art Association Annual Conference, the annual Emerging Scholars Essay Prize, and travel grants to CAA for adjuncts and junior scholars.

letter from the president


February 2020

Dear colleagues and friends,

It was great to see so many members of HGSCEA at CAA’s annual conference in Chicago! Our gatherings, so rich and convivial, are always one of the high points of my year.

The conference began for HGSCEA on Wednesday morning with the sponsored session, “A Foreign Eye: Photography, Women, and Global Encounters in the Twentieth Century.” HGSCEA members and the numerous others in attendance were treated to four excellent, provocative papers that addressed the complex and often fraught positions occupied by German, Swiss, and French women who worked as photographers in Japan, Palestine, Africa, and Afghanistan from the 1920s to the 1940s. On behalf of the Board, I want to congratulate the speakers – Kim Felt (National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.), Alyssa Bralower (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Kim Sichel (Boston University), and Elisaveta Dvorakk (Humboldt Universität, Berlin) – for their outstanding presentations. I also want to thank Jordan Troeller (Universität Graz) and Hyewon Yoon (University of New Hampshire) for putting together such a great session.

About thirty HGSCEAns gathered on a cold Thursday evening at Bistronomic, a French restaurant in the North Loop. The wine was delicious, the dinner tasty, the company warm, and the presidential speech mercifully short – at least I hope it was. (See the website for a few photos.) Most importantly, I announced the results of the 2019 Emerging Scholar’s Publication Prize. Honorable mentions went to Hannah Shaw (Rutgers University) for her essay, “The Trouble with the Censorship of August Sander’s Antlitz der Zeit,” in PhotoResearcher and to Kristin Schroeder (University of Virginia) for her article, “A New Objectivity: Fashionable Surfaces in Lotte Laserstein’s New Woman Pictures,” in The Art Bulletin. The winner was Aaron Hyman (Johns Hopkins University), for his article “The Habsburg Re-Making of the East at Schloss Schönbrunn, ‘or Things Equally Absurd’,” in The Art Bulletin. As always, jurying the competition was both a pleasure and a challenge, given the quality of the entire pool of essays and articles that were submitted.

On Friday morning, a group of members gathered at the Art Institute for a special HGSCEA event organized by Jay Clarke, Curator in the Department of Prints and Drawings. Participants had the opportunity to look closely at a selection of works on paper from Dürer and Hollar, through Kollwitz and Munch, to Kiefer and Trockel. We are fortunate to have among us generous friends and colleagues who make such things possible.

Looking ahead, I would like to encourage those who qualify to submit new publications to the Emerging Scholars Prize later this year, and to apply for Travel Stipends of up to $250 to assist with the cost of attending CAA. If anyone is working on an exhibition, symposium, or other such event, and thinks that collaboration with HGSCEA would be useful, please contact me or any other member of the Board. We take great pleasure and pride in facilitating the sponsored session, in jurying the Emerging Scholars Prize, in offering travel funds, and in arranging the members’ dinner, but are eager to support scholarship on German, Scandinavian, and Central European Art and Architecture in other ways.

To conclude, I want once again to welcome those who have joined HGSCEA’s Board – Nina Amstutz, Jenny Anger, Thor Mednick, and Nick Sawicki. I am eager to work with them and with those who are continuing – Morgan Ridler, Jeffrey Saletnik, and Adrian Sudhalter – both to maintain what HGSCEA does and to find new ways to make the organization even more appealing to graduate students and early career colleagues in particular.

At the same time, I will miss those who are leaving the Board: Kathleen Chapman, Karla Huebner, Juliet Koss, and Marsha Morton. It is especially important to recognize Marsha’s fifteen, and Juliet’s nine years of service. Their ideas and efforts were indispensable to HGSCEA’s development and success over the past decade.

I hope to see them, and every member, at CAA in New York in 2021!

All best,

Jim van Dyke

HGSCEA President


HGSCEA membership is open to anyone interested in German, Central European and Scandinavian culture. A membership year is based on the calendar year. It begins on January 1 and ends on December 31.

Membership benefits:
listing in the HGSCEA on-line member directory
subscription to the HGSCEA listserv
right to submit items for the HGSCEA website
right to submit paper proposals for HGSCEA sponsored symposia
right to submit proposals for the HGSCEA Session at the CAA Annual Conference
Current HGSCEA members presenting a paper on any panel at CAA who are either graduate students or have received their PhD within the last five years are also eligible to apply for a travel stipend of up to $250.

Membership levels:
regular: $30
student: $15
contributing: $50
sustaining: $100

Contributing memberships at $50 and Sustaining Memberships at $100 help cover HGSCEA’s annual costs, which include a dinner reception at the College Art Association Annual Conference, the annual Emerging Scholars Essay Prize, and travel grants to CAA for junior scholars.

To Pay Dues:

Questions: contact the HGSCEA Treasurer at treasurer@hgscea.org

Membership Form: 

hgscea: current board

2020 – 2023


James A. van Dyke, vandykej@missouri.edu
Associate Professor, Department of Art History
University of Missouri-Columbia


Adrian Sudhalter, treasurer@hgscea.org
Research Curator, Merrill C. Berman Collection, Rye, New York


Jenny Anger, ANGER@grinnell.edu
Professor and Chair of Art History
Grinnell College

Website Manager:

Morgan Ridler, morgan.ridler@gmail.com
Independent Scholar, New York

Board Members:

Nina Amstutz, namstutz@uoregon.edu
Assistant Professor
University of Oregon

Thor Mednick, thor.mednick@utoledo.edu
Associate Professor, Art History
The University of Toledo

Jeffrey Saletnik, saletink@indiana.edu
Assistant Professor of Art History
Indiana University Bloomington

Nicholas Sawicki, nis408@lehigh.edu
Associate Professor of Art History
Department of Art, Architecture and Design,
Lehigh University

As a membership organization dedicated to encouraging communication and fostering partnerships, HGSCEA solicits all comments, suggestions, and criticism regarding its various activities.

Questions regarding HGSCEA membership should be directed to: Adrian Sudhalter, treasurer@hgscea.org

Submissions as well as all questions, suggestions, and comments regarding the HGSCEA website and email list should be directed to: Morgan Ridler, webmanager@hgscea.org

All other questions, suggestions, and comments should be directed to the current HGSCEA President: James A. van Dyke, vandykej@missouri.edu