Contemporaneity

Historical Presence in Visual Culture

Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture aims to explore how the complexities of being in time find visual form. Crucial to this undertaking is accounting for how, from prehistory to the present, cultures around the world conceive of and construct their present and the concept of presentness visually. Through scholarly writings from a number of academic disciplines in the humanities, together with contributions from artists and filmmakers, Contemporaneity maps the diverse ways in which cultures use visual means to record, define, and interrogate their historical context and presence in time.

Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture is a scholarly, peer-reviewed online publication edited by graduate students in the Department of History of Art & Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh.