Hemisphere: Visual Culture of the Americas

Due Date: 03-08-2020

The editorial committee for Hemisphere: Visual Culture of the Americas seeks essays from graduate students for the 2020 issue. Volume 13 will center on the theme Cartographic Infrastructures: Mapping and the Graphic Arts from 1500 to the Present, and it will feature articles and short exhibition reviews presenting interdisciplinary research that considers the ways in which the spectrum of media—that is, graphic arts, graphic design, infographics, pictographs, or works on paper—thematically, conceptually, and formally intersect across historical eras and political, ideological, and geological boundaries. Our aim in doing so is to provide broader aesthetic and critical contexts to understand applications of maps and infographics in social and political discourse. You can find the full call for papers and formatting instructions at Please consider submitting an article or passing the CFP along to your students. Authors of the selected articles will be invited to present at a symposium hosted at Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque on 30 October 2020. Please forward any questions and materials to All materials are due by 8 March 2020.

Topics for essays may include

  • Representations of borders
  • Equal Earth projection
  • Asamblea de Artistas Revolucionarios de Oaxaca (ASARO)
  • Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts
  • Kinngait Studios
  • Printmaking at the Tamarind Institute and reviews of exhibits or events affiliated with the sixtieth anniversary
  • Exhibitions-to-Go from the Center for the Study of Political Graphics
  • Review of Chicano/a/x Printmaking: Making Prints and Making History—Fifty Years of Art Activism at San Diego State University Downtown Gallery
  • Historiography of cartography in the Americas
  • Protest signage
  • Bookarts
  • Surveillance signage and graphics
  • Persuasive cartography and cartography as satire
  • Self Help Graphics & Art and the ImMigration collaborative print project
  • Illustration and the periodical press
  • Hazard mapping
  • Landscape iconography
  • Indigenous epistemologies
  • Global information systems (GIS) and gentrification
  • Graphical user interface
  • Immersive print installation
  • Urban, suburban, and rural infrastructures
  • Advertising, packaging, and trade ephemera
  • Alternative or conceptual mapping