Saints Abroad - The Hungarian Historical Review invites submissions for its third issue in 2016

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Type: 
Call for Publications
Date: 
September 15, 2015
Location: 
Hungary
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Eastern Europe History / Studies, Geography, Religious Studies and Theology

Call for journal articles

 

 

The Hungarian Historical Review invites submissions for its third issue in 2016, the theme of which will be “Saints Abroad

 

The deadline for the submission of abstracts: September 15, 2015

The deadline for the accepted papers: January 31, 2016

 

Today, hagiography and the material cult of saints inform a wide variety of historical scholarship, from philology and theology to historical anthropology, cultural history, narratology, and art history. The frameworks vary, from the local and national (dynastic saints, state religion, patron saints of cities and countries) to the universal (saints as healers, helpers and intercessors). We invite papers for this special issue on saints related to Pannonia and Hungary, either saints who crossed the frontiers and “worked abroad” or saints whose relics, cults, texts and images are found scattered across Europe. We were inspired by the 1700th anniversary of the birth of Saint Martin of Tours in 2016. Martin, a native of Pannonia, was a soldier in the Roman army before becoming bishop of Tours. His origins, however, were not forgotten, and the medieval cult that emerged around him promoted fertile contacts between the kingdoms of Hungary and France. Hungarian saints in general did very well abroad, including the dynastic saints of the Árpád family (Saint Stephen, Saint Ladislaus, Saint Eirene/Piroska, the holy empress of Byzantium, Saint Elisabeth of Hungary/Thuringia, Saint Margaret of Hungary) and the Angevins (for instance Saint Jadwiga of Poland).

 

The aim of the special issue is to investigate

 

  • the preservation abroad of knowledge of the saints Pannonian/Hungarian origins;
  • the consequences of the travels and shifts of place of medieval saints or their relics on their cults in the different milieus;
  • the dynamics of the propagation of cults of saints as expressed in hagiography, graphic representations and liturgy, and more specifically the transformations that took place due to this geographic expansion;
  • the workings of the multiple contacts created among the different residences, shrines and patrocinia of specific saints;
  • the non-religious uses of the Hungarian saints in secular literature, legends of origins, and different forms of political propaganda.

 

Papers should focus on the cult of Pannonian/Hungarian saints abroad (or the Hungarian cult of foreign saints) from Late Antiquity to the late Middle Ages.

 

We provide proofreading for contributors who are not native speakers of English.

Please send an abstract of no more than 500 words and a short biographical sketch, together with a brief biography and selected list of three publications (we do not accept CVs).

The deadline for the submission of abstracts: September 15, 2015.

Proposals should be submitted to the organizers by email:

hunghist@btk.mta.hu

 

Marianne Sághy and Veronika Novák will serve as special editors of the issue.

 

The editors will ask the authors of selected papers to submit their final articles (max. 10.000 words) no later than January 31, 2016. The articles will be published after a peer-review process.

All articles must conform to our submission guidelines http://hunghist.org/index.php/forauthors

 

The Hungarian Historical Review is a peer-reviewed international journal of the social sciences and humanities the geographical focus of which is Hungary and East Central Europe. For additional information, including submission guidelines, please visit the journal’s website: http://www.hunghist.org

 

The Hungarian Historical Review

Published quarterly by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Research Centre for the Humanities

Institute of History

30 Országház utca, Budapest H – 1014, Hungary

Email: hunghist@btk.mta.hu

Website: www.hunghist.org

Contact Info: 

Veronika Novák, editor of the Hungarian Historical Review

The Hungarian Historical Review

Published quarterly by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Research Centre for the Humanities

Institute of History

30 Országház utca, Budapest H – 1014, Hungary

Email: hunghist@btk.mta.hu