Sculpture Journal

Sculpture Journal

  • ISSN (Online) : 1756-9923
  • ISSN (Print) : 1366-2724
  • Language : English
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Sculpture Journal is Britain’s foremost scholarly journal devoted to sculpture in all its aspects from prehistory to the present across the globe. It provides an international forum for writers and scholars in the field of sculpture and public commemorative monuments, extending to commissions for contemporary sculpture. First published in 1997, Sculpture Journal offers a keen critical overview and a sound historical base, encouraging contributions of fresh research from new and established names in the field.

Contributions should be original and should not have been previously published in any form, including all forms of electronic publication. 

Beginning with Volume 17 (1), 2008, the journal is indexed and abstracted in:

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Sculpture Journal

Call for Papers for a Special Issue: Sculpture, Iconoclasm and Facing History.

The editorial team of Sculpture Journal invites submissions for a special issue entitled Sculpture, Iconoclasm and Facing History. 

The events of 2020 have given new relevance to the long-entwined history of sculpture and iconoclasm. If statues offer a kind of ‘immortality’ for historical figures of the past, how can that past be reconciled with concerns of the present? How does the figural ‘presence’ inherent in such monumental sculpture operate in diverse societies? And how can the erasure of sculpture become part of the narrative of history, rather than its foil?

This special issue of Sculpture Journal seeks to address these questions through a variety of texts, including but not limited to: article-length (6,000 – 9,000 words) research on sculpture and iconoclasm, editorials, interviews, short essays, conservation studies and previously unpublished document sources. It seeks to examine the pressing issues of this debate from a worldwide perspective, and it is especially interested in texts that address decolonization, race and minority groups.

How to submit a proposal

Please submit your proposal of c.500 words to by 1 February 2021. Full texts will be due 15 June with publication in the first issue of 2022.

For more information download the full Call for Papers.

Editorial Group: Dr. Elisa Foster, Dr Teresa Kittler, Dr Eckart Marchand, & Dr. Emma Payne

Review Editor: Dr Imogen Wiltshire

Editorial Assistant: Dr Klairi Angelou

Editorial Advisory Board:
Professor Malcolm Baker
Dr Jonathan Black
Ann Compton
Dr Penelope Curtis
Dr Alexandra Gerstein
Professor Caroline Vout
Keir McGuinness 
Professor Alison Yarrington (Chair)
Professor Stanley Abe
Francesca Bewer

The Public Monuments and Sculpure Association
Founded in 1991 the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA) established the Sculpture Journal to provide an international forum for writers and scholars in the field of sculpture and public commemorative monuments.  

The inaugural volume of the journal was published in 1997, and in 2004, the first volume was published in partnership with Liverpool University Press. This was the same year that LUP and the PMSA also published the first volume in the Public Sculpture of Britain series. Upholding the PMSA’s founding aims the Sculpture Journal is now the UK’s foremost scholarly journal devoted to sculpture in all its aspects.  

In 2020 the decision was taken to transfer ownership of the Sculpture Journal to LUP from the PMSA, continuing and strengthening the tradition of promoting leading international research in sculpture studies that the PMSA has done so much to establish.  

LUP wishes to thank the PMSA Trustees, the editors and advisors for their enlightened custodianship and, above all, to acknowledge the PMSA’s leading role in ensuring the Sculpture Journal’s success, over this 23-year period. 

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Proposals for reviews and copy (up to 1,000 words plus one image) should be submitted to Dr Imogen Wiltshire.

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Available Content

Volume 31 (2022)
Volume 30 (2021)
Volume 29 (2020)
Volume 28 (2019)
Volume 27 (2018)
Volume 26 (2017)
Volume 25 (2016)
Volume 24 (2015)
Volume 23 (2014)
Volume 22 (2013)
Volume 21 (2012)
Volume 20 (2011)
Volume 19 (2010)
Volume 18 (2009)
Volume 17 (2008)
Volume 16 (2007)
Volume 15 (2006)
Volume 14 (2005)
Volume 13 (2005)
Volume 12 (2004)
Volume 11 (2004)
Volume 10 (2003)
Volume 9 (2003)
Volume 8 (2002)
Volume 7 (2002)
Volume 6 (2001)
Volume 5 (2001)
Volume 4 (2000)
Volume 3 (1999)
Volume 2 (1998)
Volume 1 (1997)