Arara - Art and Architecture of the Americas

Arara is an online journal devoted to the publication of peer-reviewed articles, reviews, and interviews pertaining the visual arts and architecture of the Americas from all time periods. Arara is compiled and edited by postgraduate students of the School of Philosophy and Art History at the University of Essex.

Editorial and submission information

  • Submissions and contact

    Submissions in the form of articles, reviews and interviews are welcomed in English or Spanish.

    The main text of the submitted articles should be in Calibri 12 pt, 1.5 line-spacing and justified. Footnotes should be in Calibri 10 pt, justified, following the Oxford Style. The length of the articles should be between 5,000 and 7,000 words. Reviews and interviews should be of a maximum of 3,500 words. All contributions should include a short biography of no more than 150 words and a list of illustrations (if applicable).

    Arara encourages fully illustrated submissions but please note that the responsibility for copyright and permissions for the reproduction of all images and documents lies with the individual authors of each article.

    If you are interested in contributing to future editions of Arara, please contact one of our editors Marina Barsy, Valeria Paz or Iberia Pérez at

Latest issue

Past issues

Arara 1999-2004

Arara began as an online journal in 1999 with 7 editions being published up until 2004. The founding editors were Marcia Bonnet, Joanne Harwood, Adrian Locke and Charles Swainston, then postgraduate students at Essex. Later editors included Maria Clara Bernal, Isobel Whitelegg and Cristiana Bertazoni Martins.

MA courses

MA courses

Our MA courses offer in-depth study across a range of specialisms in art history from the renaissance to the present, including curating and Latin American art, and are an excellent preparation for PhD study and careers in the art world.

Curatorial Studies

Centre for Curatorial Studies

Our Centre for Curatorial Studies is a research and teaching unit based in our School that focuses on contemporary curatorial theory and practice and contemporary museology.

PhD study

Postgraduate research study

By undertaking PhD study at Essex, you will become a member of an exciting and active research community, and benefit from the expert supervision of our internationally recognised staff.

AHRC funding

PhD student in library

Apply for a PhD studentship for your doctoral study funded by the Consortium for Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).