A Journal for the Study of Past Visual Cultures


VISUAL PAST is an open-access online journal dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of past visual cultures. It refers to the study of images and the visual as roughly outlined by visual culture studies, Bildwissenschaften and similar areas which became apparent in the wake of the iconic and the pictorial turn. VISUAL PAST is understood as a forum for diverse directions, not privileging certain theories, methodological positions, or paradigms. Accordingly, it is not devoted to singular disciplines but favours trans- and interdisciplinary approaches.

Editors: Jacobus Bracker & Martina Seifert

read also: Editorial 2014