Lamma: A Journal of Libyan Studies

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Lamma: A Journal of Libyan Studies seeks submissions of academic research articles, as well as essays, commentaries, translations, and reviews, on Libya-related topics in a variety of fields in the early-modern to modern periods.
Lamma is a new, open-access journal that aims to provide a forum for understanding critically the complex ideas, values, social configurations, histories, and material realities in Libya. We give attention ­to as wide a range of disciplines, sources, and approaches as possible, foregrounding especially those that have previously received less scholarly attention. This includes, but is not limited to: anthropology, art, gender, history, linguistics, literature, music, performance studies, religion, sociology, politics, and urban studies in addition to their intersections, their subfields, and places in between. The journal particularly welcomes submissions that adopt innovative critical, theoretical, and postcolonial approaches.
Research articles should be previously unpublished manuscripts that provide a new and critical contribution to some aspect of Libyan studies. Articles may be up to 8,000 words in length. Essays, commentaries, reviews, and literary and creative pieces should contribute in some way to a critical discussion of current issues, especially social and cultural issues, in or related to Libya. These types of pieces should be 1,000 to 3,000 words in length. Please send inquiries or submissions to:
We accept submissions in English and Arabic. If you would like to submit in another language, particularly a language used in Libya or northern Africa, please send us an inquiry.
Lamma is published in conjunction with punctum books ( and is archived on the eScholarship platform (
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