Duke University Press
  • Objects/Histories

  • Overview

    Nicholas Thomas has conceived this series to cultivate studies of art formed during or as a result of cross-cultural encounters—colonial art, travel art, the art of diasporic peoples, and the art of indigenous peoples reflecting processes such as creolization or colonization. The series is broadly conceived; it is designed to accommodate a variety of approaches to the topic—such as collections, monographs about individual artists, or theoretical essays addressing cross-cultural issues. As editor, Thomas will be particularly interested in works which study the contexts in which the art was created, take seriously both sides of the colonial encounter (where colonial art is the topic), and utilize a comparative approach. The series will be edited in conjunction with the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research at the Australian National University.