The Society of Contemporary Art Historians (SCAH) aims to foster strong scholarship and promote collegiality within the vital field of contemporary art history. Major initiatives include a standing panel at the College Art Association annual conference, Regional Groups, mentoring and career development, The Syllabus Project, the Foreign Language Index (FLI) and the distribution of relevant information through the Society’s website and listserv. SCAH was founded in 2007 as an affiliate society of the College Art Association. Scroll down for more information on all the resources we have to offer and how to join.

︎2015 Report on the Society of Contemporary Art Historians

Global Solidarities: Contemporary Art and Internationalism (SCAH-sponsored CAA panel 2023)
Saturday, February 18, 2023        
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM               New York Hilton Midtown - 2nd Floor - Murray Hill West

Chair: Aaron Katzeman, University of California Irvine

Jessy L Bell, Northwestern University
Echos of Solidarity: Petar Lubarda's “Industrialization” (1961), Vladimir Nikolić's “The Communist Painting in The Age of Digital Reproduction” (2017), and Yugoslav Non-Alignment

Erina Duganne, Texas State University-San Marcos
Artists Call, Solidarity, and the Problem of Critique in Contemporary Art 

Paloma Checa-Gismero, Swarthmore College
Biennial Solidarities: Internationalisms, Globalisms, Localisms, et al. 

SCAH Business Meeting
Saturday, February 18, 2023        
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM                New York Hilton Midtown - 2nd Floor - Gramercy West



Google Group
Talk with other SCAH members. 

Become an active member of the SCAH community. 

Regional Groups
Find a SCAH group near you.

Upcoming Events
Meet and talk with SCAH members and visitors.

Annual Panel @ CAA
Information about past and future SCAH panels. 

The Syllabus Project
An evolving archive of contemporary art history syllabi.

Foreign Language Index
A collection of recent foreign-language scholarship on contemporary art. 

Recent recordings of SCAH events.