Call for Papers for Special Issue of postmedieval on Medievalism and the Medical Humanities

medical_medievalContributions are invited for a special issue of postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies entitled “Medievalism and the Medical Humanities.” The issue will be published in the summer of 2017 and will be edited by Dr Jamie McKinstry and Professor Corinne Saunders. Submissions are due by 12th December 2014.

The editors invite essays that explore, through specific examples, how the interdisciplinary approach of medical humanities can be beneficial to medieval studies and/or the ways in which medieval studies can illuminate medical humanities research. As designated in the general aims of the journal, the editors are especially interested in research that ‘brings the medieval and modern into productive critical relation’.

Essays are welcome from a variety of disciplines including literary studies, history, theology, archaeology, manuscript studies, medieval medicine, and the medieval sciences. Contributions are also welcome from early modern and modern specialists whose work includes reference to medieval studies and the medical humanities. For suggested areas of discussion please see the journal website.

Essays can be short pieces (maximum 3,000 words) that could discuss specific areas of interest or new possibilities for future research, or longer pieces of extended discussion (maximum 7,000 words). For all style and submission instructions please see the author guidelines (but please note the specific word limits for this particular issue). Word counts include all notes and references, abstracts, and author biographies. Please send all contributions and direct any questions to Dr Jamie McKinstry at

The deadline for all essays is 12th December 2014.

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