Association of Historians of Nineteenth Century Art
est. 1993
Old Arrow Maker (detail)
Edmonia Lewis, 1872, marble. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

Julia Margaret Cameron, 1866, albumen silver print from glass negative. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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Self-Portrait (detail)
Vincent van Gogh, 1887, oil on canvas. Art Institute of Chicago
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Founded in 1993, the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art currently has more than three hundred members. AHNCA's goal is to foster dialogue and communication among those who have a special interest in the field of nineteenth-century art and culture.
n.b. Nineteenth-century art is broadly defined as all art that was produced between the American Revolution and the First World War, regardless of geographic boundaries.
AHNCA is an affiliated society of the CAA and as such organizes a regularly scheduled session at each CAA annual conference. An additional session offers opportunities to younger scholars to present papers related to their doctoral research. AHNCA holds a business meeting at each CAA conference. The association publishes two newsletters each year, as well as an annual membership directory.

AHNCA has joined over 30 scholarly societies to endorse a statement by the American Historical Association (February 2022) "condemning in the strongest possible terms Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine.” Please see AHA’s full statement here.

The Board would like to express solidarity with the Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander community. For our full statement, please see this link.

The Board has expressed its solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and has called attention to several educational resources in this area. Please see this link for our full statement.

The AHNCA Board strongly condemns the June 2022 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Please see this link for our full statement.