The Medieval Globe
Aims and Scope
The Medieval Globe (TMG) is a peer-reviewed journal launched in November 2014 with a special issue on the Black Death as a global pandemic. It explores the modes of communication, materials of exchange, and myriad interconnections among regions, communities, and individuals in an era central to human history. TMG promotes scholarship in three related areas of study:
- the direct and indirect means by which peoples, goods, and ideas came into contact
- the deep roots of global developments
- the ways in which perceptions of the medieval past have been (and are) constructed around the world.
The Medieval Globe is published biannually. Thematic issues usually alternate with miscellanies of select articles submitted for consideration on a rolling basis. Future thematic issues might address such topics as: pilgrimage, diasporas, race and racializing technologies, maritime cultures and ports-of-call, piracy and crime, knowledge networks, markets and consumerism, entertainment, spoils and spolia, global localities, comparative cosmographies, sites of translation and acculturation, slavery, and social mobility.
Available on Project MUSE
All annual thematic issues are also available in The Medieval Globe Books series.
Volume 8:1 (2022) is a very special issue devoted to new evidence for the dating and impact of the Black Death in Asia, featuring major contributions by Monica H. Green and Robert Hymes, and is now available in an open access format.
Volume 8:2 (2022) is a thematic issue edited by Suzanne Conklin Akbari (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton) and Amanda Goodman (University of Toronto). It brings together different medieval linguistic communities and commentary traditions to illuminate what is both highly specific and surprisingly universal about this wide-ranging interpretive and pedagogical genre.
The thematic issue for 2023 will be How to Ask: Strategies of Entreaty in Medieval Eurasia, edited by Petra Sijpesteijn (Universiteit Leiden) and based on a workshop organized by the Historisches Kolleg in Munich.
The thematic issue for 2024 will focus on The Red Sea as a Space In-Between the Wider Afro-EurasianWorld: Trade, Travels, and Transformations, edited by Andrea Achi (The Metropolitan Museum of Art), Verena Krebs (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), and Vera-Simone Schulz (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut).
Online Only – order via Project MUSE
- Libraries or Institutions – US$ 169
Print and Online – order via Project MUSE
- Libraries or Institutions – US$ 229 incl. postage
Currently, it is not possible to buy single articles.
- Language – English
- Types of Material – Articles, Review Essays, Scholarly Dialogues, Multi-authored Discussions, Editions or Translations of Source Materials
- Subjects – Medieval Studies, Area Studies, Global History
- Readership – Academics, Institutions, Libraries
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- ISSN – 2377-3561 (print) or 2377-3553 (online)
- Author Contact Details – Biography and email at end of article
- Keywords – End of article
- Abstract – End of article
- Editorial Board – 12 members: 8 US (including 2 from host university), 1 Canada, 2 UK, 1 Finland & Estonia
- Peer-Review – single-blind by Executive Editor; plus reading and evaluation by members of the editorial board (single blind) and by selected expert readers in the author’s field (double-blind)
- Rejection Rate – 75% for unsolicited materials; thematic issues are by invitation of the issue editor
- Submissions by Country – under 75% US (of which 15% home institution), 10% UK, 10% other Europe; 5% other, including Canada and Australasia
- Time from Delivery of Final Article to Print – 6-9 months
- Time from Submission to Decision – 3-6 weeks
- Citation Indexes – International Medieval Bibliography
- Green – watermarked post-print version available to each contributor for non-commercial academic exchange only, allowing the article to be placed on the contributor’s own institutional or subject repository
- Gold –whole issues or individual articles can become immediately available in Open Access, as has happened already with several issues. This requires a subvention. Rates applicable for an article or a whole thematic issue can be discussed with the press; please indicate the expected word and image count.
The journal is hosted by Project MUSE who currently have a long-term archiving and preservation agreement through Portico. For current information see https://about.muse.jhu.edu/resources/faq/.
Advertising and Journal Funding
The journal does not accept advertising. The journal is wholly financed through subscriptions and, where applicable, by Open Access subventions or, in exceptional circumstances, fees to authors for extraordinary pre-press requirements.
|Geographical scope||Global – see Founding Editor’s Rationale|
|Chronological scope||400-1500 CE|
|Keywords||Medieval, Middle Ages, medievalism, global studies, empire, postcolonial studies, colonization, nationalism, modernity|
Please submit completed articles to the executive editor at [email protected] and consult the submission guidelines here. (or consult the executive editor in advance for advice to its suitability). Note that after peer-review and acceptance, the article will need to be submitted following the press’s norms, which closely follow those of the Chicago Manual of Style.
Contributors must not have submitted, or submit, their article to another outlet. Once accepted and in press, you will be required to sign a Publication Permission form with Arc Humanities Press, which explains your rights and responsibilities and those of the press.
As a specialist publisher of scholarly journals and books, Arc Humanities Press is committed to meeting high standards of ethical behaviour at all stages of the publication process.
Our guidelines apply to authors, peer-reviewers, editors, and the press too.
We closely follow the best practice guidance of the Association of University Presses, particularly in relation to peer-reviewing, and latest information from the Medieval Academy of America.
We also follow current guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), which provides advice and resources on other aspects of publication ethics and research and publication misconduct. Should you believe that research published by Arc Humanities Press has not been carried out in line with these principles, please raise your concerns with the editor-in-chief: Simon Forde.
Fees are not chargeable, except in the case of Open Access, or in very exceptional circumstances (such as very heavily illustrated colour materials or highly complex typesetting requirements); even in the latter case, these costs are normally borne by the editors and/or press.
- Full-length articles
- Scholarly dialogue
- Multi-authored discussions
- Review essays
- Editions or translations of source materials
Prospective Thematic Issues
Carol Symes, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
James H. Barrett, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Darlene Brooks Hedstrom, Brandeis University
Claudia Brosseder, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Felipe Fernández-Armesto, University of Notre Dame
Monica H. Green, Independent Scholar
Jocelyn Hendrickson, University of Alberta
Robert Hymes, Columbia University
Elizabeth Lambourn, De Montfort University
Yuen-Gen Liang, National Taiwan University
Elizabeth Oyler, University of Pittsburgh
Rein Raud, Tallinn University & Freie Universität Berlin
D. Fairchild Ruggles, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Julia Verkholantsev, University of Pennsylvania
Alicia Walker, Bryn Mawr College