Call for contributions: 4th Edition of 'Distant Worlds Journal' on Humans and Society

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Call for Papers
November 30, 2017
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Archaeology, Assyriology, Classical Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, Ancient History

For the fourth issue of the Distant Worlds Journal we welcome contributions (3000–6000 words) in English or German from the various disciplines of ancient studies. The topic of this issue is: "Humans and society". If we take into account that humans possess a range of emotional and intellectual faculties, we can begin to conceptualize the individual human in antiquity both in relation to external entities, organizations, and institutions and as an integral member of his or her society. We might therefore ask: How does an individual engage with his or her immediate environment? How does he or she coexist with others? Which norms an rules regulate and orient the cohabitation of people? These questions can be asked and answered from diverse angles within the disciplines of ancient studies. You might make reference to the material culture, e.g. archeology as well as from the viewpoint of textual sources. For further information consult our website. Please submit your article by 30 November 2017 to

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The 'Distant Worlds Journal' is a peer-reviewed online journal that seeks to provide a platform for early-career researchers to present their findings and perspectives on cultures of the ancient world. 

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