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1673Re: Fw: Late Antiquity Newsletter -- Journal of Late Antiquity

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  • vaeringjar
    Jul 2, 2007
      --- In neoplatonism@yahoogroups.com, "vaeringjar" <vaeringjar@...>
      > > > NEW JOURNAL
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > The Johns Hopkins University Press
      > > >
      > > > The Journal of Late Antiquity (JLA) is a multi-disciplinary
      > > > and inter-disciplinary journal covering the world of Late
      > > > Antiquity, broadly defined, including the late Roman,
      > > > western European, Byzantine, Sassanid, and Islamic worlds,
      > > > ca. AD 250-800 (i.e. the late and post-classical world up to the
      > > > Carolingian period). JLA also fills a serious void in the
      > > > English-language scholarship, for there currently is no
      > > > English-language journal devoted to Late Antiquity. JLA will
      > > > provide space for scholarship dealing with both practical
      > > > and theoretical issues and will bridge the gap between
      > > > literary and material culture scholarship.

      Here is Prof. Mathisen's reply to my more specific enquiry about
      whether the journal would be likely to accept articles with
      philosophical or religious subject matter of the period of Late
      Antiquity. There was a bit of discussion back and forth among others
      on the group about such articles being too specialized and others
      saying how could you not include philosophy and religion, but here is
      Prof Mathisen's own answer - he didn't specifically include
      philosophy as you can see, but he does say at the top "all aspects":

      Dear All....
      JLA welcomes submissions relating to all aspects of Late Antiquity --
      the emphasis being on "Late Antiquity." This includes all

      methodological, chronological, and geographical aspects of Late
      To be specific....
      The chronological, geographical, and methodological coverage of JLA
      will be
      as broad as possible. JLA will cover the "long Late Antiquity",
      from 180 to
      850 AD, from Marcus Aurelius to the early Carolingian period.
      coverage will include eastern and western Europe (including Britain

      Ireland), North Africa (extending into the Sahara), the Black Sea
      and western Asia (including Armenia, the Levant, Arabia, Mesopotamia,
      Persia). JLA welcomes contributions representing a wide range of
      methodological and disciplinary approaches, including scholarship
      with theoretical issues and new models of interpretation, such as the
      use of
      demography, gender studies, family history, critical studies,
      theory, and literary theory. JLA also will provide a series venue for
      methodological approaches, such as the study of material culture. We
      actively solicit contributions dealing with art history, architecture,
      material culture that bridge the gap between literary and
      scholarship. In sum, JLA will have all of Late Antiquity as its
      factor. It will provide not only a single venue for scholars or
      students who
      are looking for what is new in late antique research but also a
      point for non-specialists to begin their study of Late Antiquity.
      Hope this helpls!
      cheerio, Ralph

      Dennis Clark
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