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  • vaeringjar
    ... Yes, indeed, I just saw that myself on the group. I queried Prof Mathisen about whether they will accept any articles with philosophical or religious
    Message 1 of 3 , Jun 29 2:39 PM
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      --- In neoplatonism@yahoogroups.com, Tzvi Langermann <ytl@...> wrote:
      >
      > This may be of interest...
      >
      >
      > Y. Tzvi Langermann
      > Department of Arabic
      > Bar Ilan University
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "RALPH MATHISEN" <ruricius@...>
      > To: <LTANTSOC@...>
      > Sent: Friday, June 29, 2007 9:57 AM
      > Subject: Late Antiquity Newsletter -- Journal of Late Antiquity
      >
      >
      > > NEW JOURNAL
      > >
      > > JOURNAL of LATE ANTIQUITY
      > >
      > > 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. JLA also will serve
      > > an advocacy role for late antique scholarship by providing
      > > not only a previously lacking publication venue for all late
      > > antique scholars but also a venue for emerging late antique
      > > scholars who have trouble finding the proper niche for
      > > publication. JLA will accommodate not only for medium
      > > and (if deemed particularly significant) longer length
      > > articles specifically devoted to original research, but also for
      > > brief notes discussing significant observations that might
      > > not otherwise find their way into the scholarship.
      > >
      > > CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
      > >
      > > Scholars of Late Antiquity are invited to submit previously
      > > unpublished material for consideration for publication in
      > > JLA. Contributions should have a clearly stated thesis and
      > > argument firmly based in the use of primary source
      > > material We particularly encourage submissions relating to
      > > the relationship between material culture and traditional
      > > literary sources. If there is a single theme that we would
      > > expect all of the contributions to manifest, it would be that
      > > in some manner they illuminate Late Antiquity as a discrete
      > > period with its own unique identifying characteristics.
      > >
      > > Submissions may be forwarded in e-format (WORD or
      > > WORDPERFECT) to
      > > Ralph W. Mathisen, Managing Editor, at ralphwm@...
      > > and ruricius@...
      > >
      > > Queries on books for consideration for review may be forwarded
      > > to one of the JLA Review Editors: Hagith Sivan
      > > (helenasivan@...), Richard Lim (rlim@...), or
      > > Dennis Trout (troutd@...)
      > >
      > > SUBSCRIPTIONS
      > >
      > > One-Year Subscriptions to JLA are available at the following
      rates:
      > >
      > > Individuals (paper OR online) $30.00
      > > Institutions (paper OR online) $75.00
      > > Institutions (paper AND online) $105.00
      > >
      > > To subscribe, call 1-410-516-6987 or tollfree, 1-800-548-1784
      > >
      > > For further information about JLA, contact Ralph Mathisen
      > > (ralphwm@... or ruricius@...)
      > >
      >

      Yes, indeed, I just saw that myself on the group. I queried Prof
      Mathisen about whether they will accept any articles with
      philosophical or religious subject matter. When he responds I will
      post his answer here.

      Dennis Clark
    • vaeringjar
      ... 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
      Message 2 of 3 , Jul 2, 2007
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        --- In neoplatonism@yahoogroups.com, "vaeringjar" <vaeringjar@...>
        wrote:
        >
        > > > NEW JOURNAL
        > > >
        > > > JOURNAL of LATE ANTIQUITY
        > > >
        > > > 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 --
        with
        the emphasis being on "Late Antiquity." This includes all
        disciplinary,

        methodological, chronological, and geographical aspects of Late
        Antiquity.
        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.
        Geographical
        coverage will include eastern and western Europe (including Britain
        and

        Ireland), North Africa (extending into the Sahara), the Black Sea
        region,
        and western Asia (including Armenia, the Levant, Arabia, Mesopotamia,
        and
        Persia). JLA welcomes contributions representing a wide range of
        methodological and disciplinary approaches, including scholarship
        dealing
        with theoretical issues and new models of interpretation, such as the
        use of
        demography, gender studies, family history, critical studies,
        rhetorical
        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,
        and
        material culture that bridge the gap between literary and
        material-culture
        scholarship. In sum, JLA will have all of Late Antiquity as its
        unifying
        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
        starting
        point for non-specialists to begin their study of Late Antiquity.
        Hope this helpls!
        cheerio, Ralph



        Dennis Clark
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