Diversifying Art History: A Collective Bibliography
This bibliography started as a collaboration between colleagues in History of Art at the University of Edinburgh. We acknowledge that this is necessarily a flawed document, and don’t pretend it is exhaustive. There is (inevitably) more to add – and, possibly, some things we could take away. The dividing of texts/short films into headed sections is intended to be heuristic and helpful rather than an indication of where the text “sits” intellectually; categorisations are always problematic, and there to be questioned.
If you wish to add texts to this list, you are absolutely encouraged to do so - just ask for edit permission. Try to keep the bibliography you add in manageable chunks. If you wish to add headings to go the side, the “big” headings are “Heading 3”, the subheadings are “Heading 5”. I’ll check periodically to keep things usable, and fiddle about with formatting where necessary (and when my workload allows me the time….).
Thank you! Jill
Foundational texts. 1
Institutional critique – Universities, Museums, Galleries. 3
The Premodern World (before c. 1500) 4
Early Modern, 1500-1900. 5
Twentieth-century and Contemporary. 7
Where are we now?. 10
Where next?. 10
Azoulay, Ariella. Unlearning Imperialism: Potential History, Verso Books, 2019.
Barker, Francis, Peter Hulme, Margaret Iversen (eds.), Colonial Discourse/Postcolonial Theory, MUP, 1986
Blier, Suzanne Preston. ‘Words about Words about Icons: Iconologology and the Study of African Art’. Art Journal 47, no. 2 (1988): 75–87.
Camille, Michael, Zeynep Çelik, John Onians, Adrian Rifkin, and Christopher B Steiner. "Rethinking the Canon." The Art Bulletin 78, no. 2 (1996): 198-217. Including Celik, “Colonialism, Orientalism, and the Canon”.
Chibber, Vivek, Postcolonial Theory and the Spectre of Capital, London: Verso 2013
Dussel, Enrique. The Invention of the Americas. Eclipse of "the Other" and the Myth of Modernity, Michael D. Barber, trans.New York: Continuum, 1995.
Gilroy, Paul. The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness, Harvard University Press 1993 (see also The Black Atlantic entry, Tate website)
Hall, Stuart [ed.], Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices (London: Sage Publications, 1997)
hooks, bell, Art on my Mind: Visual Politics (New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1995)
hooks, bell. Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center  (London: Pluto Press, 2000)
Lenin, Vladimir, Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism  (New York: Penguin, 2010)
Mignolo, Walter D. "I am where I think: Epistemology and the Colonial Difference", Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies. Traversia, 8.2 (2009): 235-245.
Mignolo, Walter and Catherine E. Walsh, On Decoloniality: Concepts, Analytics, Praxis. Durham: Duke University Press, 2018.
Moraña, Mabel, and Enrique Dussel, eds. Coloniality at Large: Latin America and the Postcolonial Debate. Durham: Duke University Press, 2008.
Spillers, Hortense J. ‘The Idea of Black Culture’. CR: The New Centennial Review 6, no. 3 (2006): 7–28.
Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty "Can the Subaltern Speak?" revised edition, from the "History" chapter of Critique of Postcolonial Reason in Rosalind Morris, ed. . Columbia University Press, 2010. Can the Subaltern Speak? Reflections on the History of an Idea. Columbia University Press, 2010.
Quijano, Aníbal. "Coloniality of Power, Eurocentrism and Latin America", Nepantla: Views from the South, 1.3 (2000): 533-580.
Wallace, Michele. Dark Designs and Visual Culture (Duke UP, 2004)
Weil, Simone. Simone Weil on Colonialism trans. J.P. Little (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003)
Wynter, Sylvia. ‘Unsettling the Coloniality of Being/Power/Truth/Freedom: Towards the Human, After Man, Its Overrepresentation--An Argument’. CR: The New Centennial Review 3, no. 3 (2003): 257–337.
Rasheed Araeen, Sean Cubitt & Ziauddin Sardur (eds.) Third Text Reader on Art, Culture, and Theory (Bloomsbury, 2002)
Bindman, David, et al. eds., The Image of the Black in Western Art, Harvard University Press 2010- (All available via A&AePortal)
Vol 1: From the Demonic Threat to the Incarnation of Sainthood
Vol 2: From the Early Christian Era to the ‘Age of Discovery’, Part 1: From the Demonic Threat to the Incarnation of Sainthood; Part 2: Africans in the Christian Ordinance of the World
Vol 3: From the ‘Age of Discovery’ to the ‘Age of Abolition’. Part 1: Artists of the Renaissance and Baroque; Part 2: Europe and the World Beyond; Part 3: The Eighteenth Century.
Vol.4: From the American Revolution to World War I, Part 1: Slaves and Liberators; Part 2: Black Models and White Myths
Vol.5: The Twentieth Century, Part 1: The Impact of Africa; Part 2: The Rise of Black Artists
Loomba, Ania. Colonialism/Postcolonialism. Londres/Nueva York: Routledge, 1998.
Pinder, Kimberley, Race-ing Art History: Critical Readings in Race and Art History (London: Routledge, 2002)
Belting, Hans. “Contemporary Art as Global Art: A Critical Estimate.” In The Global Art World: Audiences, Markets, and Museums. Edited by Hans Belting and Andrea Buddensieg. Hatje Cantz, 2009.
Chambers, Iain, et al, eds. The Postcolonial Museum: The Arts of Memory and the Pressures of History, Farnham: Ashgate 2014
Chakrabarty, Dipesh. Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference, Princeton University Press, 2000.
Dean, Carolyn. ‘The Trouble with (the Term) Art’. Art Journal 65, no. 2 (1 June 2006): 24–33.
Elkins, James, ed. Is Art History Global? Routledge, 2013.
Mignolo, Walter and Rolando Vázquez, ‘Decolonial AestheSis: Colonial Wounds/Decolonial Healings’, in ‘The Decolonial AestheSis Dossier’, Socialtext Online, n.d., July 15, 2013.
Nelson, Robert S. ‘The Map of Art History’. The Art Bulletin 79, no. 1 (1997): 28–40.
Summers, David. Real Spaces: World Art History and the Rise of Western Modernism. Phaidon Press, 2003.
Vázquez, Rolando ‘Translation as Erasure: Thoughts on Modernity’s Epistemic Violence’. Journal of Historical Society 24, no. 1 (1 March 2011): 27–44.
Vikram, Anuradha. Decolonizing Culture: Essays on the Intersection of Art and Politics (Art Practical and Sming Sming Books, 2017).
Wolff, Marie Neil. “Zones of Indifference,” in Daniel Savoy ed., The Globalization of Renaissance Art: A Critical Review. Leiden: Brill, 2017, 289-299.
Wood, Paul. “Display, Restitution and World Art History: The Case of the 'Benin Bronzes', Visual Culture in Britain, 13/1 (2012), pp.115-137
Azoulay, Ariella, “Plunder, Objects, Art, Rights,” in Potential History: Unlearning Imperialism, Verso Books, 2019, pp. 58-154.
Banks, P.. Diversity and Philanthropy at African American Museums: Black Renaissance Routledge, 2019.
Berlo, Philips, Duncan, et al., “The Problematics of Collecting and Display,” Art Bulletin 77, 1 (1995): 6-23.
Flood, Finbarr Barry, “Between Cult and Culture: Bamiyan, Islamic Iconoclasm, and the Museum”, The Art Bulletin, 84/4 (2002), pp.641-659
Gell, Alfred. “Vogel’s Net: Traps and Artworks and Artworks as Traps.” Journal of Material Culture 1(1) 1996: 15-38.
Giblin, John, Imma Ramos, and Nikki Grout. "Dismantling the Master’s House: Thoughts on Representing Empire and Decolonising Museums and Public Spaces in Practice. An Introduction." Third Text 33:4-5 (2019): 471-486,
Karp, Ivan, and Lavine, Steven D., eds. Exhibiting Cultures: The Poetics and Politics of Museum Display. Smithsonian Books, 1991.
Kassim, Sumaya, ‘The Museum Will Not Be Decolonised’, 2017.
Morag Kersel, “The Politics of Playing Fair, or, Who’s Losing their Marbles?,” in Marketing
Heritage: Archaeology and the Consumption of the Past (Walnut Creek: AltaMira, 2004) 41-56.
Mignolo, Walter, “Museums in the Colonial Horizon of Modernity. Fred Wilson’s Mining the Museum, 1992,” ch. 4 in Harris, J., Globalization and Contemporary Art (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011)
Necioglu, G., “The Concept of Islamic Art: Inherited Discourses and New Approaches,” in Junod, B., Khalil, G., Weber, S and Wolf, G. (eds), Islamic Art and the Museum (London: Saqi Books, 2012)
Rabbat, Nasser. “What’s in a Name: Nasser Rabbat on the New Islamic Art Galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.” Artforum International 50, no. 5 (January 2012):
Shaw, Wendy, "Collecting Islam in the Ottoman Empire and Egypt: Modernization and the First Islamic Museums of Islamic Art," in Maia Gahtan and Eva-Maria Troelenberg, eds. Collecting and Empires: An Historical and Global Perspective, (Brepols-Harvey Miller Publishing: Turnhout, 2019), pp. 336-359.
Shaw, Wendy, “Objectification,” in Muslim Matter, Omar Kasmani, Stephan Maneval, eds. (Berlin, Revolver Publishing: 2016), pp. 145-186.
VERA (Visual Electronic Representations in the Archive) is the first collaborative of art historians, archivists, librarians, researchers, engineers, and computer scientists working to build innovative and responsible archival practices around the visual and material cultures of communities of color. VERA Collaborative, accessed June 11, 2020, https://veracollaborative.com/
The Empire Museum (Scottish Museum on empire, slavery, colonialism and migration (at http://empiremuseum.scot)
Albin, Andrew. Whose Middle Ages? Teachable Moments for an Ill-used Past, ed. Andrew Albin New York : Fordham University Press, 2019.
Bartlett, Robert. "Medieval and Modern Concepts of Race and Ethnicity", Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 31:1 (2001), 39-56.
Cohen, Jeffrey Jerome, ed. The Postcolonial Middle Ages. The New Middle Ages. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000.
Cohen, Jeffrey Jerome. "Race", in Marion Turner, ed., A Handbook of Middle English Studies. London, 2013, pp. 109-22.
Downes, S., Young, H. 'The maiden fair: Nineteenth-century medievalist art and the gendered aesthetics of whiteness in HBO’s Game of Thrones' Postmedieval 10, 219–235 (2019).
Frojmovic, Eva and Catherine E. Karkov, eds. Postcolonising the Medieval Image (New York: Routledge, 2017)
Hahn, Thomas, "The Difference the Middle Ages Makes: Color and Race before the Modern World", Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 31: 1 (2001), 1-37.
Heng, Geraldine. ‘Reinventing Race, Colonizations, and Globalisms Across Deep Time: Lessons from la Longue Durée.’ PMLA 130.2 (2015): 358–66
Karkov, Catherine. ‘Postcolonial’, in A Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Studies, ed. Jacqueline Stodnick and Renée Trilling (Chichester, 2012), 149–63.
Kim, Dorothy. "Introduction to Literature Compass Special Cluster: Critical Race and the Middle Ages". Literature Compass 16, 9-10 (2019)
Perry, David M. “How to Fight 8Chan Medievalism – And Why We Must”, Pacific Standard, June 2019.
Rabbat, Nasser. “What Is Islamic Architecture Anyway?” Journal of Art Historiography 6 (June 2012): 1–15.
Rabbat, Nasser. “Islamic Architecture as a Field of Historical Enquiry.” Architectural Design 74, no. 6 (2004): 18–23.
Anderson, Glaire D. “Integrating the Medieval Iberian Peninsula and North Africa in Islamic Architectural History.” The Journal of North African Studies 19, no. 1 (January 1, 2014): 83–92
Altschul, Nadia R. ‘Saracens and Race in Roman de la Rose Iconography’, Digital Philology, 2 (2013), pp. 1-15
Berzock, Kathleen Bickford, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Aga Khan Museum, and National Museum of African Art. Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa. Evanston, Illinois]: Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University : in association with Princeton University Press, 2019.
Blier, Suzanne Preston. Art and Risk in Ancient Yoruba : Ife History, Power, and Identity, c.1300 (Cambridge University Press, 2015).
Dodds, Jerrilynn D. ‘Mudejar Tradition and the Synagogues of Medieval Spain: Cultural Identity and Cultural Hegemony’. In Convivencia: Jews, Muslims and Christians in Medieval Spain, edited by Vivian B. Mann, Thomas F. Glick, and Dodds, Jerrilynn D., 113–31. New York: George Brazilier Publishers, 1992.
Corisande Fenwick. "Archaeology and the Search for Authenticity: Colonialist, Nationalist, and Berberist Visions of an Algerian Past." Theoretical Roman Archaeology Journal, 0, no. 2007 (2008): 75-88.
Epstein, Steven. Speaking of Slavery: Color, Ethnicity, and Human Bondage in Italy. Cornell University Press, 2001.
Georgopoulou, Maria. ‘Orientalism and Crusader Art: Constructing a New Canon.’ Medieval Encounters 5, no. 3 (1999): 289–321.
Gnisci, Jacopo. 'The dead Christ on the cross in Ethiopian art: Notes on the iconography of the Crucifixion in 12th-to 15th-century Ethiopia,' Studies in Iconography, 2014, Vol.35, pp.187-228.
Green, Monica H. ‘Conversing with the Minority: Relations among Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Women in the High Middle Ages’. Journal of Medieval History 34, no. 2 (1 June 2008): 105–18.
Guérin, Sarah M. ‘Forgotten Routes: Italy, Ifrīqiya, and the Trans-Saharan Ivory Trade’. Al-Masāq, Journal of the Medieval Mediterranean 25, no. 1 (2013): 71–92.
Gustafson, Erik. ‘A Crusader Portal on a Cairene Madrasa’. In Palimpsests: Buildings, Sites, Time, edited by Nadja Aksamija, Clark Maines, and Phillip Wagoner, 61–86. Turhout: Brepols, 2017.
Kaplan, Paul. The Rise of the Black Magus in Western Art (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Research Press, 1985).
Kaplan, Paul. ‘Black Africans in Hohenstaufer Iconography’, Gesta, 26 (1987), pp. 29-36
Meisenhelder, T., ‘African Bodies: “Othering” the African in Precolonial Europe"Race, Gender & Class 10 (2003), pp. 100-113.
Mellinkoff, Ruth Outcasts: Signs of Otherness in Northern and European Art of the Late Middle Ages, 2 vols (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993).
Mills, Robert. Seeing Sodomy in the Middle Ages (Cambridge University Press, 2015).
Rosser-Owen, Mariam. “Andalusi Spolia in Medieval Morocco: ‘Architectural Politics, Political Architecture.’” Medieval Encounters 20, no. 2 (2014): 152–198.
Rosser-Owen, Mariam. “Mediterraneanism: How to Incorporate Islamic Art into an Emerging Field.” Journal of Art Historiography 6 (June 2012): 20–33.
Shaw, Wendy, What is “Islamic” Art: Between Religion and Perception, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Agnani, Sunil. Hating Empire Properly: The Two Indies and the Limits of Enlightenment Anticolonialism, Fordham University Press, 2013.
Burke, Jill. “Nakedness and Other Peoples: Rethinking the Italian Renaissance Nude”. Art History. 36.4 (2013), 714-739.
Cohen-Aponte, Ananda. “Decolonizing the Global Renaissance: A View from the Andes” in Savoy, Daniel. ed., The Globalization of Renaissance Art: A Critical Review. Leiden: Brill, 2017.
Dean, Carolyn, and Dana Leibsohn. ‘Hybridity and Its Discontents: Considering Visual Culture in Colonial Spanish America’. Colonial Latin American Review 12, no. 1 (2003): 5–35.
Erickson, Peter, “Invisibility Speaks: Servants and Portraits in Early Modern Visual Culture”, Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies, Vol. 9, Number 1 (Spring/Summer, 2009).
Erickson, Peter, “Representation of Blacks in the Renaissance”, Criticism: (1993) Vol. 35: Iss. 4 , Article 1.
Fracchia, Carmen “The Fall into Oblivion of the Works of the Slave Painter Juan de Pareja,” trans. by H. Macartney, Art in Translation 4.2 (2012): 163-183.
Huiyi, Wu. 'The Observations We Made in the Indies and in China': The Shaping of the Jesuits' Knowledge of China by Other Parts of the Non-Western World”, East Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine, 46 (2017), Issue 46, p.47–88
Kaplan, Paul. ‘Jewish Artists and Images of Black Africans in Renaissance Venice’. In Multicultural Europe and Cultural Exchange in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Ed. James P. Helfers., 67–90. Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance 12. Brepols, c2005.
Leitch, S. Mapping Ethnography in Early Modern Germany: New Worlds in Print Culture. Springer, 2010.
Lemire, Beverly and Giorgio Riello (eds), Dressing Global Bodies: The Political Power of Dress in World History (London, 2020).
Lowe, Kate, ed., Black Africans in Renaissance Europe. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2005
Lowe, Kate, ‘Visible Lives: Black Gondoliers and Other Black Africans in Renaissance Venice’, Renaissance Quarterly 66 (2013), pp. 412-452
Lowe, Lisa. The Intimacies of Four Continents, Duke, 2015.
McKee, S. ‘Domestic Slavery in Renaissance Italy’. Slavery & Abolition 29, no. 3 (2008): 305–326.
Nichols, Tom. Others and Outcasts in Early Modern Europe: Picturing the Social Margins. Ashgate, 2007.
Oliver, Liza, Art, Trade, and Imperialism in Early Modern French India, Amsterdam, 2019.
Peterson, Jeannette and Dana Leibsohn (eds) Seeing Across Cultures in the Early Modern World (Farnham and Burlington, 2012).
Porras, Stephanie. ‘Locating Hispano-Philippine Ivories’. Colonial Latin American Review 29, no. 2 (2 April 2020): 256–91.
Savoy, Daniel. ed., The Globalization of Renaissance Art: A Critical Review. Leiden: Brill, 2017.
Sheriff, Mary D. Cultural Contact and the Making of European Art since the Age of Exploration. Chapel Hill, The University of North Carolina Press, 2010.
Erickson, Peter and Clark Hulse (eds), Early Modern Visual Culture: Representation, Race and Empire in Renaissance England (Philadelphia, 2000).
Hall, Kim, Things of Darkness: Economies of Race and Gender in Early Modern England (Ithaca, 1996).
Korhonen, Anu. "Washing the Ethiopian White: Conceptualising Black Skin in Renaissance England", in Earle and Lowe, Black Africans in Renaissance Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Loomba, Ania and Jonathan Burton, eds, Race in early modern England: a documentary companion, 2007.
Poitevan, Kimberley. ‘Inventing Whiteness: Cosmetics, Race, and Women in Early Modern England’. Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies 11, no. 1 (2011): 59–89.
Barringer, T., et al Art and emancipation in Jamaica : Isaac Mendes Belisario and his worlds, (New Haven and London, 2007)
Bindman, David, Ape to Apollo: Aesthetics and the Idea of Race in the 18th Century, Reaktion, 2002.
Casid, Jill, Sowing Empire: Landscape and Colonization, Minnesota, 2004.
Cohn, Bernard. Colonialism and its forms of knowledge: The British in India, Princeton University Press, 1996.
Curran, Andrew, Anatomy of Blackness: Science and Slavery in the Age of Enlightenment, JHUP, 2013.
Devine, Tom (ed.), Recovering Scotland’s Slavery Past: The Caribbean Connection. Edinburgh University Press, 2015.
Fryd, Vl. G. ‘Rereading the Indian in Benjamin West’s Death of General Wolfe’, American Art, 9. 1 (1995), 72-85.
Kriz, Kay Dian, Slavery, Sugar, and the Culture of Refinement. Picturing the British West Indies 1700-1840 (London and New Haven: Yale UP, 2008) esp chapter on ‘Marketing Mulâtresses in Agostino Brunias’ West Indian scenes’, 37-69.
Lafont, Anne. L’art et la race: L’Africain (tout) contre l’oeil des Lumières, Dijon, Les presses du réel, 2019.
McClintock, Amy, Imperial Leather (London: Routledge, 1995), esp. chapter 5: “Soft soaping empire. Commodity racism and imperial advertising”.
Palmer, Geoff. The Enlightenment Abolished: Citizens of Britishness. Henry Publishing, 2007
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Fromont, Cécile. The Art of Conversion: Christian Visual Culture in the Kingdom of Kongo. University of North Carolina Press, 2014.
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Demos, T.J. Decolonizing Nature: Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology. Sternberg Press, 2016
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Bernier, Celeste-Marie. Stick to the Skin: African American and Black British Art, 1965-2015 (University of California Press, 2019)
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