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Contribute: Scripta Mediterranean

The journal Scripta Mediterranea is seeking articles for the journal, which will be published twice a year as an open-access electronic journal hosted by York University Libraries.

Scripta Mediterranea is the Journal of the Canadian Institute of Mediterranean Studies, an international learned society based in Canada devoted to the study of all aspects of Mediterranean culture, past and present, with a special interest in interdisciplinary and cross-cultural investigation.

Scripta Mediterranea aims to contribute to the resurgence in interest in the Mediterranean – evident in new courses, programs, conferences, and initiatives in North American institutions and around the world. Scripta Mediterranea will serve as a forum for reflection on the past, present and future of Mediterranean Studies and their role in a globalized academic world. The focus of the Journal is the Mediterranean world over a broad period, from antiquity to the present. We look for interdisciplinary approaches to the history and culture of the Mediterranean world, and are especially keen to publish articles that contribute to a critical understanding of Mediterranean cultures and histories. We invite articles (up to 9,000 words) that have Mediterranean content, but also discuss critically and contribute constructively to the field of Mediterranean Studies, and reflect on the concept of the Mediterranean itself. Such contributions will distinguish our Journal from similar ones in the field and advance conversation across various fields and disciplines. We are particularly interested in histories of the sea as well as the lands around it – the countries that are often called Mediterranean – and especially in the people who crossed the sea as travellers, traders, pilgrims, pirates and migrants and lived in its shores, in ports and islands. Histories of colonialism and articles on the post-colonial Mediterranean are also welcome.

Contributors are welcome from the fields of History, Archaeology, Literature, Jewish, Christian, Islamic Studies, Anthropology, Comparative Studies, and Art History; we seek articles on the Byzantine Empire; Ottoman Empire; Venetian Empire, the interaction of Islam, Judaism, Christianity and their respective emerging traditions; islands as a particular field of interest; Architecture; Environmental studies, early Modern and Medieval periods; official histories vs. local perspectives; minority literatures and cultures; multilingualism; non western modernities.

The call is open for the following sections: Comments and debates will contain generally short articles on the state of the field or approaches and debates on Mediterranean studies (up to 4,000 words). The Reviews section will publish reviews of books, but also reports of conferences, congresses, workshops and national and international on-going research (up to 1,000 words).

Authors should submit online at or contact Sakis Gekas at

Source: Sakis Gekas


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