Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies is calling for submissions for Volume Six on the theme of ‘Landscapes’. ‘Landscapes’ are composed of complementary and contradictory aspects that interact with, influence and impact upon one another: the natural environment – encompassing plants, animals, and underlying earth itself in all parts of the world – and the imprint of human society on the environment in both physical and intellectual capacities. We can refer to a defined geographic area that is associated with a specific historic event, person, or culture, as well as to the ways in which people interact with their environment throughout time and space. How individuals and societies have interacted with their natural environment, have been limited by it, have tried to shape it, control it, and ultimately have changed it over many centuries of interaction.
Topics may include but are not limited to:
- investigations on urban and/or rural landscapes
- relationships with the natural world
- visual, textual and material representations of landscapes
- non-visual sensory perceptions of the natural world
- land-forming, land reclamation, and land loss
- landscape as metaphor
- landscape aesthetics
- cultural landscapes
- linguistic landscapes
- mythic landscapes
- spiritual landscapes
- the landscapes of conversion, faith and holiness
- the impact of climate change on medieval and early modern landscapes
- archaeological landscapes of the past within the present
- industrial vs agricultural cultural landscapes
Cerae invites submissions encompassing all aspects of the late classical, medieval and early modern world. There are no geographical restrictions. As an interdisciplinary journal, Ceræ encourages submissions across the fields of archaeology, art history, historical ecology, literature, intellectual history, musicology, politics, social studies and beyond.
Articles should be approximately 5000-7000 words. Ceræ particularly encourages submissions from postgraduates and early career researchers. Further details regarding submission and author guidelines including the journal style sheet can be found online at: http://openjournals.arts.uwa.edu.au/index.php/cerae/about/submissions. Non-themed submissions are welcome at any point throughout the year.
The deadline for themed submissions will be 28 February 2019.
Ceræ is pleased to offer a prize of $200 (AUD), which will be awarded to the best article in volume 6 on the theme of ‘Landscapes’ by a post-graduate student or early-career researcher.
All further enquiries are most welcome and can be directed to the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.