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New Appointment for Margaret Michniewicz

Posted in books, resources by Editor on February 12, 2016

Margaret Michniewicz Appointed Visual Arts Acquisition
Editor at Bloomsbury

MM pic - Version 2Having worked at Ashgate Publishing since 2011, Margaret Michniewicz recently joined Bloomsbury’s New York office as Visual Arts Acquisition Editor. In addition to welcoming proposals for book projects, she is currently focused on launching new series and invites inquiries and ideas from prospective series editors. Open to a wide array of subject matter, including interdisciplinary approaches and work addressing issues of gender and race, Michniewicz will be commissioning projects in art history and visual culture from the eighteenth century onward.

Kevin Ohe, US Academic Publishing Director at Bloomsbury, underscores the possibilities that lie ahead: “Bloomsbury is thrilled to welcome Margaret Michniewicz to our Editorial team. She brings with her deep experience working with a cohort of tremendous authors. She’ll help us add strength to our already robust publishing program in the visual arts, and we’re looking forward to working with the authors she’ll bring to our list and the new series she’ll create.”

The long list of books she edited at Ashgate includes Materializing Gender in Eighteenth-Century Europe edited by Jennifer Germann and Heidi Strobel; Mariette and the Science of the Connoisseur in Eighteenth-Century Europe by Kristel Smentek; and Académie Royale: A History in Portraits by Hannah Williams. Proposals for edited collections will still be welcome, and Bloomsbury has the capacity to offer both hardback and paperback editions.

In April, Michniewicz will be attending the Association of Art Historians conference in Edinburgh and is currently making appointments for meetings with prospective authors and editors. You can reach her by email at Margaret.michniewicz@bloomsbury.com and follow her on Twitter at BburyViaAshg8.

With her characteristic enthusiasm, Michniewicz comments on her new position: “As an art historian myself, I feel the stars have aligned: I have this opportunity to continue the work I love by developing Bloomsbury’s new research monographs program in art history and visual culture, expanding upon Bloomsbury’s already vibrant visual arts publishing. This is very good news for all art historians!”

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