FPS JOURNAL – CALL FOR ARTICLES: Scholars, Collectors and Dealers, 1900–2024

Proposals due by 15 May 2023; completed articles due by 1 December 2023
The French Porcelain Society Journal is the leading academic, peer-reviewed English-language publication on European ceramics and their histories, illustrated in full colour. The French Porcelain Society will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2024 and in honour of this our next issue seeks to focus on the work of those scholars, collectors and dealers who have contributed to advancing the study of European ceramics in the long twentieth century.

Placing the study of objects at its core, Volume X (2024) aims to highlight discoveries made in the field of European ceramics throughout the twentieth century and shed light on the pieces, people and events that guided both scholarship and the market. The volume will be prefaced by a brief history of the French Porcelain Society.

Topics for consideration may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Individual stories of scholars, archives, museum curators, collectors and dealers that have had a significant impact on the field.
  • Innovative ceramics scholarship during the long twentieth century.
  • The impact of socio-cultural and historic events on ceramics collecting and the art market, including matters of restitution after World War II and the growing importance of provenance research.
  • The role of makers and artists in the field of European ceramics.
  • The benefits of international and interdisciplinary scholarship: how science and the digital world have influenced the study of European ceramics.
Submissions in the first instance should be a summary of no more than 400 words, with a brief description of the argument, a historiography and a note of the research tools and sources used. Articles must be original; we do not accept modified versions of articles published elsewhere electronically or in print. Please include a brief biography. Articles will be peer reviewed by the editorial board and the FPS Committee of academic and museum specialists. Submissions should be between 3,000 and 6,000 words in length excluding endnotes and a house style sheet will be provided. Up to 15 high-resolution images per article will be accepted. Authors are responsible for obtaining copyright clearance.

Please send abstracts as an e-mail attachment to the FPS Journal Editorial Board (fpsjournal@gmail.com) by 15 May 2023. If your abstract is accepted, articles and images will be due by 1 December 2023. Publication is provisional on satisfactory peer review.

Image above: Gustav and Charlotte von Klemperer surrounded by their family and part of their collection, photographed in their villa in the Thiergartenstrasse, Dresden, c.1911.