воскресенье, 8 августа 2010 г.

Area Studies in a Globalising World: Challenges and Forms from the 15th to the 21st Century

South East European and Middle East Studies
Call for Paper Abstracts

Aims & Scope

SEEMES constitutes a peer-reviewed study series, which serves as a platform for young scholars who have recently finished their PhDs. SEEMES aims to publish innovative and excellent research on the history and culture of South-East Europe and the Middle East from the 15th to the 21st century. Trans- and interdisciplinary approaches are more than welcome. Applications submitted may ideally have an historical, anthropological, sociological, cultural, economic background or be based on religious studies, translation science, Ottoman Studies and Balkanology.
Linguistic and literature studies without societal anchorage have no priority. SEEMES offers, for the first time, the opportunity to publish papers addressing both South-East European and Middle East issues. Such papers will be given priority, since they help to bridge the gaps between South-East European and Middle East Studies and emphasize the shared history and 'imprints' of these areas.


All applicants within the scope of the above-mentioned aims and related to the topic of the present call are welcome. SEEMES, however, aims to encourage contributors in particular who have recently finished their PhDs in a language that does not enjoy world-wide attention. They should be prepared to condense their theses to 35-40 pages in order to gain international recognition. They should be ready to provide the editorial board with an English translation that only needs final proofreading.

Form of Publication & Distribution

SEEMES will be published and distributed exclusively in an electronic format. Frequency of Issues and Length of Contributions

First Edition: The first edition is expected to be issued in the first half of 2011

Call for Paper Abstracts

Abstracts should be related to the wide topic of
"Area Studies in a Globalising World: Challenges and Forms from the 15th to the 21st Century"

  • Deadline for submission is August 31st, 2010.
  • Application requirements: abstract (max. 500 words), 5 keywords, short scientific CV and list of publications (if available)
  • Language of applications and contributions: English.

Papers should delineate forms and challenges of globalisation from the 15th to the 21st century in fields such as migration, media, ethnicity, changing and multiple identities, commerce and economy, everyday life, lifestyle, youth culture, cultural transfer, transnational movements and phenomena, knowledge production and distribution, and internet revolution.

Papers are expected to address the problem of how traditional geographical areas were and are transgressed by forms of globalization.

Manuscript Submission

Once the advisory and the editorial board, on the basis of the submitted abstracts, have made their decisions, authors will receive a formal invitation to elaborate the submitted topic. The invitation will include detailed information on deadlines and other formalities. The submitted manuscripts will also pass an international reviewing process. Reviewers may make suggestions or propose minor or major changes. These suggestions have to be implemented by the authors.


Subscription to SEEMES is free of charge. Subscription requests have to be sent to seemes@uni-graz.at. Subscribers will receive a mail alert. Contributions can be downloaded from the SEEMES homepage http://www.seemes.at

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