Call For Papers – Volume 7, ‘Minority and Marginalised Experiences’

Call for Papers

Minority and Marginalised Experiences

Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies invites essay submissions for Volume Seven on the theme of ‘Minority and Marginalised Experiences’.

Recent scholarship has begun to acknowledge that the focus of Medieval and Early Modern Studies has long been on the experience of people in positions of social privilege. New movements in academia are addressing this imbalance, acknowledging that women, ethnic minorities, and other marginalised groups contributed richly to the fabric of medieval and early modern life. This volume of Ceræ aims to join this shift in focus to the experiences of minority groups, marginalised peoples, and life in non-western territories.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Experiences of minority or marginalised groups
  • Writings by minority or marginalised groups
  • Literary depictions of minority or marginalised groups
  • The effacement of minority or marginalised groups
  • Marginalia
  • Experiences on the transition of a border or landscape
  • The law of minority and marginalised groups
  • Minority and marginalised cultures, beliefs, and celebrations
  • Experiences of disability and physical and mental illness

Ceræ invites submissions encompassing all aspects of the late classical, medieval, and early modern world. There are no geographical restrictions. As an interdisciplinary journal, Ceræ encourages submissions from archaeology, art history, historical ecology, literature, linguistics, intellectual history, musicology, politics, social studies, and beyond.

Full-length articles should be approximately 5000-8000 words, excluding footnotes, appendices, and references. Ceræ also accepts short notices of up to 3000 words. Ceræ particularly encourages submissions from postgraduate and early career researchers. Further details regarding submission and author guidelines can be found online at:

The deadline for themed submissions will be April 30 2020.

Non-themed submissions are welcome at any point throughout the year.

Essay prize:

Ceræ is pleased to offer a prize of $200 (AUD), which will be awarded to the best article in Volume 7 on the theme of ‘Minority and Marginalised Experiences’ by a PGR or ECR.

Further enquiries are most welcome to

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