• Panorama Rouen 1431
    created by Yadegar Asisi in 2016
    photo © asisi

Volume 2 – Call for Contributions

Call for Contributions to Volume 02, 2025

Contributions are due 07 October 2024

This open call invites scholarly, creative, and practical contributions in seven areas including scholarly essays (subject to double-blind peer review); visual and creative essays; restoration, management, and field reports; opinion pieces; IPC conference reports & papers (this section is open only to IPC conference presenters; papers are subject to single-blind peer review); reviews; and reprints. Contributions may explore a range of ideas in panoramic and immersive media, such as historical and contemporary uses of immersive technologies, innovative methods in preservation and heritage interpretation, tools for applications in museum interpretation and display, contemporary art practices, or educational settings; exploring contested heritage; and analyzing nationalist and imperialist discourses. 

We welcome contributions from IPC members and non-members alike. The PIMS Yearbook is managed by three Executive Editors, a team of Section Editors, and an IPC Editorial Advisory Board. In addition, each issue invites one or more Guest Editors. Section details appear below.

SECTIONS

Scholarly Essays

This double-blind peer reviewed section invites scholarly essays that explore themes in panoramic and immersive media studies. We welcome consideration of historical and contemporary immersive media, technologies, aesthetics, and cultural practices and their continuing influence today. Contributions to the Scholarly Essays section are first reviewed by section editors and then subject to double-blind peer review coordinated by De Gruyter. If accepted, the editors will request an anonymized copy for double-blind peer review with the publisher.

Section Editors

  • Melissa Wolfe, Curator and Head of American Art, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
  • Liz Crooks, Director, University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums, Iowa City, Iowa, USA

Invited Guest Editors

  • Daniel Jaquet, Laboratory for Experimental Museology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Sarah Kenderdine, Laboratory for Experimental Museology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland

Forum

The Forum is responsive to current debates and public conversations surrounding old and new immersive media. It welcomes opinion pieces, interviews, etc. that make an argument, are delivered in the author’s own voice, are based on fact, and are drawn from the author’s research, expertise or experience. For example, contributions may explore the historical and contemporary uses of immersive technologies in preservation and heritage interpretation, as tools for exploring contested heritage, in museum interpretation and display, in educational settings, as entertainment and leisure enhancements, and in the service of promoting nationalist and imperialist discourses.

Reprints

This section makes space for revisiting articles, documents, other printed media and objects pertinent to the study of multimodal immersive technologies and media. Subject to permissions, this section features previously published, out-of-print and out-of-copyright materials understood to be significant to the production, reception and study of panoramic and immersive media. Contributions may also include historical and unpublished manuscripts, and/or other archival materials, such as illustrated presentations of objects and optical devices. Please include a short editorial/introductory essay (up to 800 words) to contextualize the proposed article, paper, document, translation, or object. If including images, please ensure they are print-ready and supply evidence of permission to publish.

Restoration, Management, and Field Reports

This section invites writing on the preservation, restoration and management of panoramas, dioramas, and other immersive interfaces and attractions.

Section Editors

  • Gabriele Koller, Curator of the Museum Panorama Altötting, Altötting, Germany
  • Patrick Deicher, President of the Bourbaki Panorama Foundation, Lucerne, Switzerland​​

Visual and Creative Essays

This section invites visual and creative approaches including visual essays, artistic projects, creative writing, and other makerly modes of reflection and material research on immersive media. 

Section Editors

  • Ruby Carlson, Velaslavasay Panorama, Director/Co-Curator, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Sara Velas, Velaslavasay Panorama, Director/Co-Curator, Los Angeles, California, USA

33rd IPC Conference Report & Papers 

This single-blind peer reviewed section# publishes the IPC conference program, abstracts, keywords, and presenter biographies. It also invites conference presenters to contribute papers of up to 3,000 words that reflect the substance of their presentations. Conference presenters are welcome to contribute to this section or any other section. Contributions to the Conference Reports & Papers section are subject to single-blind peer review.

Section Editors

  • Melissa Wolfe, Curator and Head of American Art, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
  • Liz Crooks, Director, University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums, Iowa City, Iowa, USA

Editorial Advisory Board

  • Leen Engelen, LUCA School of Arts / KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Prof. Dr. Thiago Leitão de Souza, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Dr. Blagovesta Momchedjikova, Expository Writing Program, New York University, USA
  • Robin Skinner, Te Herenga Waka –Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Suzanne Wray, Independent Scholar & Researcher, New York City, New York, USA

Reviews

This section invites reviews of recent books, exhibitions, events, performances, archives, and products of a panoramic and/or immersive nature.

GENERAL NOTES

  • Contributions to the Scholarly Essays section are first reviewed by section editors and then subject to double-blind peer review coordinated by De Gruyter.
  • Contributions to the Conference Reports & Papers section are subject to single-blind peer review.
  • All other sections are reviewed by the PIMS Yearbook editorial board. Following the initial review of submitted materials, PIMS Yearbook editors may re-assign a submission for consideration in another section. On occasion, a submission will be recommended for publication in a succeeding volume.

Guidelines

The PIMS Yearbook accepts original and complete manuscripts written in the English language. Upon submission, please indicate which section you are submitting to:

  • Scholarly Essays (double-blind peer review)
  • Forum (edited)
  • Restoration, Management, and Field Reports (edited)
  • Visual and Creative Essays (edited)
  • International Panorama Council Conference Report 2024 (single-blind peer review)
  • Reviews (edited)
  • Reprints (edited)

Communications

  • Please make your initial submission via the PIMS Yearbook Initial Submission Form. If accepted for further consideration you will receive a link to a shared folder for continuing communications.
  • In subsequent email communications, please indicate in the subject line the name of the Yearbook and the first word of the section to which your manuscript was submitted (for the categories, see above); e.g. PIMS Yearbook–Visual and Creative Essays
  • Contributions to the Scholarly Essays section need not be anonymized upon initial submission. They should include an abstract of up to 300 words and 4 to 7 keywords. 

Word limits

  • Thematic Section, up to 10,000 words inclusive of notes, references, image caption, and author bio. In exceptional cases we can accommodate up to 15,000 words. 
  • Reprints submissions should be accompanied by an original introduction of up to 800 words.
  • All other sections, up to 3,000 words. 

Images

  • For all sections, include images that are central and necessary to the argument; do not include images solely for the purposes of illustration.
  • Contributions to the Visual Essays and Reviews sections can be more image-rich. 
  • Please prepare TWO versions of your manuscript, one which includes images and one that does not. In the manuscript without images please include image callouts and captions in your manuscript. Then submit individual image files, per instructions in the PIMS-Template_v2 and in the PIMS Yearbook Initial Submission form

Formatting

All submissions should be formatted in compliance with the PIMS-YearbookStyleSheet_2024  and the PIMS-ManuscriptTemplate.

It is recommended that you review the instructions in the submission form before you are ready to actually submit. 

All contributions for v2 are due 07 October 2024 via the

PIMS Yearbook Initial Submission Form