A new electronic journal on Dutch art


local/cache-vignettes/L290xH232/JHNA-8ece3-9b9f0.jpg13/1/10 – Internet – Publication – Scholarly publications continue to flourish on the net. Last June we missed the appearance on the net of a journal, free of access, which has just presented its second issue. This is the semi-annual Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art (JHNA), created by American academics, which publishes scholarly articles, submitted to a reading committee and highlighting Dutch and Flemish art from 1400 to about 1750. It also offers older texts which have already appeared earlier in other journals but not in English originally.
The first two issues (June and December 2009) present studies focusing notably on Bosch, Van Eyck, Ter Brugghen, iconography and attribution questions as well as the translation of a Dutch article published in 1999, in the journal Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek.

Nonetheless, we find it surprising that this type of review merely reproduces the paper model of publishing traditional issues instead of taking advantage of the flexibility of internet and posting articles regularly. In the case of issue publications, if they are too far apart, such as In Situ, their appearance might go unnoticed. We would thus like to point out that it has recently published a second opus highlighting religious heritage (see news item of 23/7/09).


Didier Rykner, mercredi 13 janvier 2010



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