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Fragments: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of the Ancient and Medieval Pasts
Call for Papers
The editorial board is pleased to announce the establishment of Fragments: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of the Ancient and Medieval Pasts, a new, open-access and peer-reviewed journal published through the Office of Scholarly Publishing at the University of Michigan Library. The first issue will appear in May 2011.

Fragments will provide a forum scholarly dialogue and exchange on the premodern world that is both interdisciplinary and interregional. The journal encourages scholars to engage issues of broad interest to colleagues working on other places and times, and to explore connective and comparative approaches to ancient and medieval pasts. The editors invite scholars to synthesize the insights of diverse fields, such as textual scholarship and archaeology, or history and sociology. We also welcome articles that introduce innovative methodologies to the shared challenges of interpreting and understanding bodies of premodern evidence that are distinct in kind and quantity from the evidence of the more recent past. In keeping with its title, the first aim of Fragments is to confront and transcend fragmentation: to foster research that connects various well-established and vital traditions, and generates new, integrated ways of thinking about the premodern past. In order to promote this dialogue, upon acceptance of an essay for publication the editorial oard will commission three commentaries from scholars working outside the field of the essay’s author. The commentaries will seek to expand the scope and import of the essay by introducing perspectives from other subfields and disciplines.

The Board of Fragments welcomes submissions by email. Please send an electronic copy of the paper as a Microsoft Word document to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . Essays should be written for the non-specialist reader. The editors prefer that essays be concise and will not accept for review essays over 12,000 words (including endnotes). Authors should also attach an abstract of no more than 250 words in length. Please include with your submission full contact information, including your email address. The editors ask that submissions be presented in a manner that facilitates the work of reviewing and editing. Authors must secure permissions to reproduce photographs or other illustrations. For a Stylesheet and Submission Guidelines, please go to our website:
http://quod.lib.umich.edu/f/frag/index.html

 
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