Detail of a miniature of lion cubs born dead and reanimated by their fathers who breathe life into them, in the Bestiary, England (?North or Central), c. 1200–c. 1210, Royal MS 12 C XIX, f. 6r

Environmental Humanities in Pre-Modern Cultures

New series in environmental humanities offers approaches to medieval, early modern, and global pre-industrial cultures from interdisciplinary environmental perspectives

Medieval Woodcut of fish and tree © James L. MattererEnvironmental Humanities in Pre-Modern Cultures
Series editors:  Gillian Overing, Wake Forest University; Heide Estes, University of Cambridge and Monmouth University; Philip Slavin, University of Kent; Steven Mentz, St. John’s University

Amsterdam University Press has announced a new series focusing on Environmental Humanities in Pre-Modern Cultures. The series offers approaches to medieval, early modern, and global pre-industrial cultures from interdisciplinary perspectives. The editors invite submissions (both monographs and edited collections) in the fields of ecocriticism, specifically ecofeminism and new ecocritical analyses of under-represented literatures; queer ecologies; posthumanism; waste studies; environmental history; archaeology; animal studies and zooarchaeology; landscape studies; ‘blue humanities’, and studies of natural disasters and change and their effects on pre-modern cultures are just some of the themes presented in the Call for Proposals.

The editors invite scholars at any stage of their careers to share their book proposals and draft manuscripts with AUP. Publications that make connections between environmental issues in pre-industrial cultures and current issues in sustainability, environmental policy, climate change, and human-nature interactions are especially welcome.

Proposals for monographs or edited volumes should kindly follow the standard AUP Proposal format and should also include the envisaged table of contents or overview of the volume and abstracts of the proposed chapters or articles.

For questions or to submit a proposal, contact Commissioning Editors Ilse Schweitzer (ilse.schweitzer@arc-humanities.org) and Erika Gaffney (erika.gaffney@arc-humanities.org)

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Detail of a miniature of lion cubs born dead and reanimated by their fathers who breathe life into them, in the Bestiary, England (?North or Central), c. 1200–c. 1210, Royal MS 12 C XIX, f. 6r

 

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