re·bus - a journal of art history and theory

re·bus is an online postgraduate journal of the School of Philosophy and Art History at the University of Essex. The journal publishes peer reviewed papers that present new research and fresh perspectives on art and its histories as well as related aspects of cultural theory, and is edited by postgraduate students.

re·bus journal is available through EBSCO electronic journal service.

Past issues

Editorial information

  • Editorial board

    • Ana Varas Ibarra
    • David Murrieta Flores

  • Editorial advisory board

    • Dr Natasha Adamou (British School at Rome)
    • Dr Shulamith Behr (Courtauld Institute of Art)
    • Dr James Boaden (University of York)
    • Dr Matthew Bowman (University of Essex)
    • Dr Lucy Bradnock (University of Nottingham)
    • Dr Zanna Gilbert (MoMA)
    • Professor David Hopkins (University of Glasgow)
    • Dr Anna Lovatt (University of Manchester)
    • Dr Alexandra Moschovi (University of Sunderland)
    • Dr Stephen Moonie (Newcastle University)
    • Dr Majella Munro (Tate)
    • Dr Gavin Parkinson (Courtauld Institute of Art)
    • Dr Michael White (University of York)
    • Dr Isobel Whitelegg (Liverpool John Moores University)
    • Dr Beth Williamson (Tate)

  • Editorial statement

    re•bus is the postgraduate Art History and Theory journal of the School of Philosophy and Art History at the University of Essex launched in Spring 2008. Founded and edited by postgraduate students of the School, the journal publishes peer-reviewed papers that present new research and fresh perspectives on art and its histories as well as related aspects of cultural theory.

    The aim of re•bus is to further critical debate in art and related fields through the publication of the work of students of the School, and the proceedings of postgraduate conferences. The range of approaches and subject matters reflects the rich diversity of a School renowned for the scholarship of its staff and students alike.

    By publishing re•bus online, we hope to reach a wider audience than a conventional print format would allow, producing a journal that reflects innovative scholarship and editorial rigour rather than the stresses of marketing and subscriptions. Our editorial strategy is one that embraces interdisciplinarity and academic experimentation. We welcome submissions from students as well as early career scholars outside of the School, whose work reflects an interest in visual cultures.

    All material is considered for publication in re•bus on the understanding that it is original and that any similar or related material submitted or in press elsewhere is disclosed at submission. Copyright is retained by authors who are at liberty to republish their work with due acknowledgement of re•bus where it is the place of first publication.

    With the exception of fair dealing for the purposes of research or private study, or criticism or review, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior permission in writing from the copyright holder. The opinions expressed in this journal are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the editors.

  • Contact us

    You can contact the editors by e-mailing rebus (non-Essex users add @essex.ac.uk), or by visiting our re·bus Facebook page.