DISEASE AND EXPLORATION: SPECIAL ISSUE OF TERRAE INCOGNITAE

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
March 31, 2022
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, American History / Studies, Asian History / Studies, Atlantic History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies

With global awareness of how germs spread through travel peaked by the COVID-19 pandemic, and after identifying a gap in recent literature, this thematic issue seeks innovative approaches to exploration history at the crossroads with disease.

Submissions might explore the Columbian Exchange, how expeditions helped propagate disease during and after their travels, how disease was treated among Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations, how disease was documented and visualized, among other possibilities.

Proposals should include a 250-word abstract that articulates the aims and innovativeness of the submission, what conclusions it plans to yield, and the critical or theoretical framework that will be used, in addition to a 150-word biography, sent to hbarnet2@uwo.ca and lbeck@mta.ca

SUBMISSION DETAILS
Completed articles should be no longer than 8,000 words (included notes) and must closely follow the journal's style guide.

IMPORTANT DATES
Abstract submission deadline: March 31st 2022
Final submission deadline: December 1st 2022

CO-EDITORS
Hanna Barnett, PhD Candidate in Hispanic Studies, Western University
Dr. Lauren Beck, Canada Research Chair in Intercultural Encounter, Mount Allision University