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2016 Prize for Online Publication


The Association of Research Institutes in Art History (ARIAH) has awarded its 2016 Prize for Online Publication to Angela Jager. Her winning article, “‘Everywhere illustrious histories that are a dime a dozen’: The Mass Market for History Painting in Seventeenth-Century Amsterdam,” published in the Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art, Volume 7, Issue 1 (2015), poses an original question about why and how large quantities of history paintings dominated the art market in seventeenth-century Amsterdam. Her extensive research led to some surprising and fascinating conclusions, as well as suggestions of new avenues for exploration. Angela Jager is a PhD Candidate at the University of Amsterdam.

Introduced in 2012, the ARIAH Online Publication Award, which carries a $1,000 prize, seeks to encourage and promote high scholarly standards in online publishing in all fields of art history. “We are extremely pleased by the response that we have received to the ARIAH prize,” said Jon Mogul, chair of the Association of Research Institutes in Art History. “The scope and diversity of the submissions signals the coming of age of online journals and the potential richness of digital platforms for presenting innovative research.”

The prize is open to nominations and self-nominations in an open call for entries. The prize is coordinated by a panel comprised of Ariah members. The panel evaluates submissions, and peer review is conducated by the ARIAH membership. In 2016, the panel consisted of Liza Kirwin, Deputy Director, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution; Martina Droth, Associate Director of Research and Curator of Sculpture, Yale Center for British Art; and Klaus Ottmann, Deputy Director for Curatorial and Academic Affairs, The Phillips Collection. The final decision was made with input from the full board of ARIAH delegates.