Featured series: Premodern Ecosystems: Climate, Environment, People
This season sees publication of the first book in our thought-provoking new series Premodern Ecosystems: Climate, Environment, People – an outlet for research in the humanities that seeks to negotiate the increasingly pressing issue of climate change. The book is Anna Dorofeeva’s Reading Nature in the Early Middle Ages: Writing, Language, and Creation in the Latin Physiologus, ca. 700–1000. At proposal-in-development stage, this manuscript won the ANZAMEMS-Arc Humanities Award for Original Research, which provides funding for Arc to publish it through our open access program: simultaneous publication in library hardback and free online, with an accessible paperback following in 2024. All Arc’s open access books are reissued in an affordable paperback less than a year after initial publication, as a demonstrable commitment to making our open access package work as hard as possible for our authors.
The Premodern Ecosystems series is headed up by Amanda Power, Sullivan Clarendon Associate Professor in History at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, and co-convenor of the Oxford-based Climate Crisis Thinking in the Humanities and Social Sciences network. Together we’re working closely to put the series on the map for new researchers in the interdisciplinary humanities and social sciences who seek new routes to publication. We have a number of books in development and are working on offering new and productive methods of fostering accessible but challenging research that helps scholars and students think through climate change issues. We’re particularly interested in shorter ‘minigraphs’ of 50-60,000 words. Get in touch if you wish to discuss a book proposal, or if you prefer, drop me a line for a bit of informal advice first…
Anna Henderson, [email protected].
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