Call for book manuscripts, 'Environmental Humanites in Pre-modern Cultures' series

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Call for Publications
October 27, 2016 to October 27, 2019
Subject Fields: 
Environmental History / Studies, Early Modern History and Period Studies, Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology

Series editors:

Gillian Overing, Wake Forest University; Heide Estes, University of Cambridge and Monmouth University; Philip Slavin, University of Kent; Steven Mentz, St. John's University

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press


This series in environmental humanities offers approaches to medieval, early modern, and global pre-industrial cultures from interdisciplinary environmental perspectives. We invite submissions (both monographs and edited collections) in the fields of ecocriticism, specifically ecofeminism and new ecocritical analyses of under-represented literatures; queer ecologies; posthumanism; waste studies; environmental history; environmental archaeology; animal studies and zooarchaeology; landscape studies; ‘blue humanities’, and studies of environmental / natural disasters and change and their effects on pre-modern cultures.

Proposals Welcome:
We invite scholars at any stage of their careers to share their book proposals and draft manuscripts with us. Publications that make connections between environmental issues in pre-industrial cultures and current issues in sustainability, environmental policy, climate change, and human-nature interactions are especially welcome.

Proposals for monographs or edited volumes should kindly follow the standard AUP Proposal format (see and should also include the envisaged table of contents or overview of the volume and abstracts of the proposed chapters or articles.


For questions or to submit a proposal, contact Commissioning Editors Ilse Schweitzer ( and Erika Gaffney (

Contact Info: 

Erika Gaffney