N&N aims to promote the study of how people and communities interacted within and without their own world and localities in the Early Middle Ages.
The next issue of Networks and Neighbours, Comparisons and Correlations, will be published in January 2014. Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this issue so far. If you are interested in contributing to this issue by writing an article, book review, or conference report, please do get in touch at email@example.com
Call for Papers N&N Vol. 2.2: Cultural Capital.
The July 2014 issue of Networks and Neighbours will be dedicated to exploring the concept of ‘Cultural Capital’ as an idea, philosophy, and method of doing early medieval history.
Since the idea was first proposed by Pierre Bourdieu and Jean-Claude Passeron, ‘Cultural Capital’ has broadened the way researchers of the modern world consider the meanings of ‘wealth’, ‘power’ and their relationship to real ‘capital’. The idea is no less relevant to the study of the Early Middle Ages. For this issue, we are seeking papers which investigate the literature and material goods of Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages; the polemics and the paintings, the buildings, coins, jewelry, topoi, prejudices, languages, dress, songs, and hairstyles that framed the early medieval world(s), and consider them in terms of ‘Cultural Capital’.
For example, what relation did Charlemagne’s moustache, his penchant for Augustine, and an elephant called Abul-Abbas have to his success as emperor? How did Rome become so central to the European imagination, even as its military and economic relevance waned? What role, if any, do Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages have in both the modern ‘European’ debate and the question of Scottish independence? Other issues to consider include: what constituted Cultural Capital in the Early Middle Ages, and why does it matter? Who created, exchanged, brokered, and consumed Cultural Capital? How did it translate into economic, symbolic, and social capital? And was Cultural Capital a force for social change, or inertia?
These are not meant to be prescriptive suggestions, and we welcome submissions which question, develop, or reject altogether Bourdieu’s approach. We also welcome submissions on any other aspect of Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, which fit the overall notion of Networks and Neighbours.
Prospective articles should be in the range of 5,000-8,000 words (excluding footnotes), prepared for blind review, and accompanied by an abstract of approximately 250 words. Abstracts for proposed articles should be received by 31st March 2014, with full papers to be submitted by 30th April 2014. We also warmly welcome book reviews as well as reports from conferences, exhibitions, masterclasses and other relevant events.
Further guidelines for formatting and online submission can be found at: networksandneighbours.org.
As always, Networks and Neighbours will accept articles in any modern language, although an English abstract is required for all submissions.
If you have any questions please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Papers N&N Vol. 3.1: Migrations.
The movement of people(s), things and ideas have long been integral part of discussions of the Early Middle Ages. In January 2015 we will consider Early Medieval migration in both an empirical and a theoretical sense, considering the movement of people(s) and goods alongside migrating epistemologies, intellectual traditions, scholarly/educative traditions, rituals and practices. Abstracts for proposed articles should be sent by 31st August 2014, with full papers to be submitted by 30th September 2014.
Vol 1, No 1 (2013)
Table of Contents
|The Pagans and the Other: Varying Presentations in the Early Middle Ages.|
|The Liber Historiae Francorum – a Model for a New Frankish Self-confidence|
|The Elusive Nature of Germanic Heroic Poetry: A Rhizomatic Model|
|Book Review. Konrad Hirschler, The Written Word in the Medieval Arabic Lands: A Social and Cultural History of Reading Practices (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2012)|
|Book Review. Luca Larpi, Prologomena to a new edition of Gildas Sapiens «De excidio Britanniae» [Opusculi Seconda Serie 8] (Firenze: Edizione del Galluzzo per la Fondazione Ezio Franceschini, 2012)|
|Conference Report:Cultural Memory of the Resources of the Past, 400-1000 AD|
|Conference Report: Networks and Neighbours: Early Medieval Correlations|
|Conference Report: Isidore of Seville: Transforming Knowledge from Scriptorium to Cyberspace|
|Michael Kelly, Jamie Wood, Andy Fear||94-98|
|Conference Report: LXI Settimana del CISAM – Chiese locali e Chiese regionali nell’Alto Medioevo.|
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.