Happy Birthday, Enfilade!

Posted in anniversaries, site information by Editor on June 23, 2015

From the Editor

As Enfilade turns six, I continue to be amazed at the growth of the siteall because of you fabulous readers! This spring we passed the half-million hits threshold. A typical month brings in more than 10,000 visits, and over 1300 of you are subscribers. Thank you.

And so I’ll extend in my usual annual pleas:

1) Buy an art book this week. In the world of academic art history publishing, several hundred books sold over a few days is stellar. It’s an important way to communicate that the eighteenth century is a thriving field with a vital, engaged audience.

2) Renew your HECAA membership. In the normal world $30 doesn’t really count as philanthropy. For a small academic society it does. And thanks to Michael Yonan’s indefatigable work with the IRS in securing HECAA’s 501c3 status, all donations are now tax deductible in the United States. So send in a contribution of $100 or $5. But donate something. We accept PayPal.

3) Finally, send in news you’d like to see reported! Years into this, and I’m not sure what surprises me more: how easy it is to know what’s going on in the field all over the world, or how difficult it is to know what’s going on in the field all over the world! I’m glad to post announcements about conferences, forthcoming books, journal articles, exhibitions, fellowship opportunities, &c. The postings readers most enjoy are inevitably original content, reports of interesting collections, house museums, resources, and the like. No reason to be shy.

Again, thanks to all of you and all the best!
Craig Hanson

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  1. Michael Yonan said, on June 24, 2015 at 12:48 am

    Wow, could Enfilade really be 6 already? That’s incredible. Craig, you deserve applause for the success of this blog, which has exceeded all forecasts to become a major presence in eighteenth-century scholarship today. Thank you for all of the time and thought you have put into it.

    I was just in Sweden and was told by a colleague there that the daily Enfilade email is the highlight of her morning.

    For those who enjoy and benefit from Enfilade and its parent organization HECAA, please consider making a donation through the website to support our mission. Donations are fully tax-deductible in the Unites States (and possibly elsewhere) and are essential for keeping this organization alive. We operate on a shoestring, but as the field grows, we will need to grow too. I hope we can, with the support of members and interested parties.

    Off to buy my art book …

    • Editor said, on June 24, 2015 at 12:58 am

      Thanks, Michael, for the kind words 🙂 -CH

  2. Georgina Cole said, on June 29, 2015 at 7:25 am

    Well done, Craig! Enfilade is brilliant

  3. Editor said, on June 30, 2015 at 1:21 am

    Because of such great readers! Thanks, Georgina. -Craig

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