Durham University IMEMS Press is a partnership between the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS) at Durham University and Boydell & Brewer. We publish five specialised series: Catholicisms, c.1450–c.1800, Ideas and Practices, 1300–1850, Science in Culture, c. 350 – c. 1750, Studies in World Heritage, and Translatio.
General enquiries and formal proposals may be directed to [email protected].
General Editor: Professor Stephen Taylor, Durham University, UK
Commissioning Editor: Dr Megan Milan, Boydell & Brewer
Editorial Board: Steve Hindle (The Huntington Library, USA), Theresa Jäckh (Durham University, UK), Neil Kenny (University of Oxford, UK), Fiona Robertson (Durham University, UK), Sarah Semple (Durham University, UK), Liz Waller (Durham University Library, UK)
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Catholicisms, c.1450–c.1800 is an interdisciplinary series that focuses on Catholicism as it grew to become a global movement. Recognizing that the early modern Catholic Church was a supranational institution, the series is not limited to one particular country or geographical area but includes work on any location where there was activity relating to Catholicism, from its old heartlands in Europe to ‘new’ grounds of activity in both north and south America, Asia, and Africa. The timeframe is broad, covering what might be described as a period from revolution to revolution. Mindful of the scholarly work that is being carried out across various subject areas, the series brings together work from a range of disciplines in one place, covering subjects such as history, theology, literary studies, music, art history, material and visual culture, political theory, and gender studies. Monographs and coherent essay collections which explore the diverse ways in which Catholicism developed across the globe during the early modern period are welcome.
James E. Kelly, Sweeting Associate Professor (Research) in the History of Catholicism, Durham University, UK ([email protected]), Ulrich L. Lehner, William K. Warren Professor in the History of Christianity, University of Notre Dame, USA ([email protected]), Susannah Brietz Monta, John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C., and Glynn Family Honors Associate Professor in Renaissance and Reformation Literature, University of Notre Dame, USA ([email protected])
[Please contact the Catholicisms series editors simultaneously to discuss proposals.]
Ideas and Practices, 1300–1850
Ideas and Practices, 1300–1850 is a book series focusing on the era in which long-familiar ways thinking about politics, religion, society and the natural world transformed fundamentally. The series offers a venue for scholars to publish ambitious works in intellectual history which explain –– or question –– that transformation, sometimes characterised as ‘the crisis of the European mind’. Its coverage stretches from the medieval period into the nineteenth century, so that different perspectives and explanations can be brought to bear on this pivotal moment in the history of Western intellectual life. The series encourages submissions in political thought, political economy, theology and religious belief, natural philosophy, scholarship and literature in Europe and across the Mediterranean and Atlantic worlds. Ideas and Practices, 1300–1850 will focus primarily on monographs, including translations of works into English. It will also publish scholarly editions of important texts not readily available, as well as the occasional high-quality collection of essays.
Professor Robert G. Ingram, Ohio University, USA ([email protected]); Professor Jeffrey Collins, Queen’s University, Canada; Dr Raffaella Santi, University of Urbino Carlo Bo, Italy; Professor Shannon Stimson, Georgetown University, USA; Dr Samuel Garrett Zeitlin, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, UK
Science in Culture, c. 350 – c. 1750
This series focusses on the history and culture of science globally between c.350 and c.1750. It considers all relevant thematic areas, including acculturation of scientific ideas and their adoption or appropriation in different cultural milieux, and aims to promote a wider consideration of human engagement with, and understanding of, natural phenomena. While centred on the medieval and early modern eras, studies on earlier periods that look forward or those on later periods that look back are also considered, where appropriate. The geographical range is equally broad, encompassing all scientific cultures worldwide. The series encourages wider interdisciplinary approaches, including collaboration with modern scientists, as well as more traditional contextual studies, and is particularly interested in the possibilities offered by collaboration across areas of expertise which bring areas of specialism into dialogue. It is open to standard monographs and essay collections, as well as mid-range monographs (ca. 45,000 words) and editions.
Professor Giles E.M. Gasper, Durham University ([email protected]), UK; Dr Sare Ariancali, Durham University, UK; Professor Nader El-Bizri, American University of Beirut, Lebanon; Professor Tom McLeish, University of York, UK; Professor Jenny Rampling, Princeton University, USA; Professor Faith Wallis, McGill University, Canada
Studies in World Heritage
World Heritage preserves histories and offers a sense of identity, maintains social diversity, cohesion, and intercultural dialogue, and forms our basic right to participate in cultural life. It plays critical roles in education, cultural preservation, conflict migration and sustainable development, but it is threatened globally by accelerated development, mega-infrastructure, mass tourism, encroachment, neglect, climate change, natural disasters and targeted destruction. This series addresses these issues at a global scale with novel combinations of disciplinary perspectives. It aims to inform and shape debates among researchers and practitioners on professional standards and responsibilities; legal and ethical codes; concepts of stewardship and custodianship; identifying past practices for sustainability planning, research ethics and illicit antiquities; and the social, ethical and economic impacts of the promotion of heritage, particularly at religious and pilgrimage sites. It is open to monographs, especially mid-length volumes, as well as edited collections of comparative case studies.
Professor Robin Coningham, Professor of Early Medieval Archaeology, 2014 UNESCO Chair in
Archaeological Ethics and Practice in Cultural Heritage & Associate Director (World Heritage), Durham University’s Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, UK ([email protected]); K. Krishnan (The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India); Dr Nick Lewer, Coral Associates Ltd, UK; Dr Roland Lin, UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre, France and Tianjin University, China; Professor Lisa J. Lucero, University of Illinois, USA; Dr Carol Palmer, Amman Institute of Archaeology, Council for British Research in the Levant, Jordan; Professor Barbara Ravelhofer, Durham University’s Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, UK; Kai Weise (ICOMOS Nepal & UNESCO); Dr Emily Williams, Durham University, UK
Key words, concepts, and texts all gather new force – and encounter new obstacles – as they move between languages, cultures, and societies. Translatio explores translation between languages in relation to other migrations – of peoples, objects, and practices; images, forms, and media – across the continents and islands of the medieval and early modern world. It treats translation as the basis, then and now, for a rethinking of the humanities. It welcomes research that not only relates to the translational but also calls that concept into question. It encourages submissions that in this way challenge the disciplines of the humanities and unsettle their established geographical and historical boundaries, including the period categories – ‘medieval’ and ‘early modern’ – offered as points of departure. By publishing work in a range of formats – including monographs, long and short; new, facing-page English translations of primary texts; and multi-authored collections – the series aims to harness both the critical and creative possibilities of the translational humanities.
Richard Scholar, Professor of French, Durham University, UK ([email protected]); Sven Dupré, Professor of History of Art, Science, and Technology, Utrecht University, Netherlands; Rebecca Gould, Professor of the Islamic World and Comparative Literature, University of Birmingham, UK; Sarah Knight, Professor of Renaissance Literature, University of Leicester, UK; Carla Nappi, Professor of History, University of Pittsburgh, USA