Networks and Neighbours (N&N) is an independent post-national, extra/multi-institutional, non-profit interdisciplinary research project. It is constituted by a diverse collection of scholars and teachers who create, communicate, and disseminate novel interpretive paradigms and alternative historiographical directions in the study of the global world of Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. Our collaborative network includes students, junior researchers and leading faculty whose work is complementary in various ways, providing emulative models of historical interrogation, narration and representation of ‘the’ past. We are a mix pragmatic analytic folks, theoretical subjectivists, hands-in-the-dirt archaeology-types, manuscript-philes (and the occasional -phobes), and plenty of junior scholars who are constantly thinking about what on Earth our study of the past can mean for society today. Come join us!
We plan, convene, organise and coordinate symposia, conferences, masterclasses, panels, and other events in many places. We have published journal volumes, articles, and reviews, and are now our own small imprint publishing subject-related texts, including edited volumes, new editions and translations, and conference reports. Another of our new endeavours is the online symposia series, which has begun with the Visigothic Symposia, 2016-2020, and Ostrogothic Symposia, 2017-2021.
On the principle of democratic intellectual exchange, all of our events are free and open to all, and all of our publishing is no-fees (creative commons) open-access, oh, and double-blind peer-reviewed. If you are interested in publishing with us, don’t be shy, our reviewers won’t bite…but they may just crush your dreams of being an academic, just kidding, really. We are very friendly.
We have been in close dialogue with and supported by other previous and currently related academic projects, such as Networks of Knowledge, the Transformation of the Roman World, Texts and Identities, and HERA: Cultural Memory and Resources of the Past.