Announcing The Medieval Globe. Connectivity~Communication~Exchange, a new biannual academic journal. The Medieval Globe (TMG) is a peer-reviewed journal to be launched in 2014, published in both print and digital formats. It is based at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and sponsored by CARMEN, the Worldwide Medieval Network. It is dedicated to exploring the modes of communication, materials of exchange, and myriad interconnections among regions, communities, and individuals in an era central to human history.
The Medieval Globe promotes scholarship in three related areas of study:
- the direct and indirect means by which peoples, goods, and ideas came into contact,
- the deep roots of global developments,
- the ways in which perceptions of “the medieval” have been (and are) constructed around the world.
Contributions to a global understanding of the medieval period need not encompass the globe in any territorial sense. The Medieval Globe advances a new theory and praxis of medieval studies by bringing into view phenomena that have been rendered practically or conceptually invisible by anachronistic boundaries, categories, and expectations: these include networks, communities, bodies of knowledge, forms of movement, varieties of interaction, and identities. It invites submissions that analyze actual or potential connections, trace trajectories and currents, address topics of broad interest, or pioneer portable methodologies.
For more information, please visit: http://www.arc-humanities.org/the-medieval-globe.html