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Purity and Impurity

Le pur et l’impur

Lo puro y lo impuro

O puro e o impuro

Hamsa. Journal of Judaic and Islamic Studies, nº 2

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Published on Friday, August 22, 2014 by João Fernandes

Summary

“Purity” and “Impurity” establish themselves as structural categories in both Islam and Judaism, embracing dimensions as diverse as the body, food, clothing and even space itself. The 2nd issue of the journal Hamsa will be devoted to this wide-ranging theme, seeking to obtain diachronic historical perspectives. To this effect, we aim to promote the analysis of interfaith relationships, in those instances where purity and impurity are projected in contacts with the Other. Those dimensions concern not only the minorities, but also affect Christianitas itself, through interiorization of these concepts and their application to minority communities (as is the case, for example, with limpeza de sangue - “cleanliness of blood”).

Announcement

Argument

“Purity” and “Impurity” establish themselves as structural categories in both Islam and Judaism, embracing dimensions as diverse as the body, food, clothing and even space itself. The 2nd issue of the journal Hamsa will be devoted to this wide-ranging theme, seeking to obtain diachronic historical perspectives. To this effect, we aim to promote the analysis of interfaith relationships, in those instances where purity and impurity are projected in contacts with the Other. Those dimensions concern not only the minorities, but also affect Christianitas itself, through interiorization of these concepts and their application to minority communities (as is the case, for example, with limpeza de sangue - “cleanliness of blood”).

1. Description of the journal’s editorial policy:

The main aim of the Hamsa Journal of Judaic and Islamic Studies is to create a virtual multi-disciplinary space in which all perspectives of the History, Language and Literature of Jews and Muslims can converge, as well as themes on Judaism and Islam in general. In this context, H-REJI strives to be a privileged space for the dissemination of studies in these areas, with a special focus on Iberian Muslims and Jews and their Diaspora, entraining a comparative analysis of historiographical, philosophical, anthropological and sociological discourses. This is an international journal with a peer review system.

2. The publication’s specific areas of interest and type of articles and other matters published:

The aim of the journal is to publish articles of high quality in the area of Jewish and Islamic studies, with special focus on the Iberian context, and it welcomes diverse proposals within that scope.

Hamsa comprises the following sections:

Articles.
"Invited" articles and the publication of talks by guest speakers.
Critical edition of documents.
Critical reviews.
Universities and Research.

3. The Journal’s peer review procedures:

All manuscripts are subject to the following procedures:

a) They are sent to 2 of the journal’s directors who decide whether their general framework is in keeping with the Journal’s profile and suggest the names of 2 referees;
b) Following the agreement of these 2 referees, the paper is sent to them (without identifying its author), and they are asked to give their expert opinion on the scientific content. Except it the rare cases where no observations are made in these opinions, they are then sent to the authors for consideration, reformulation or the justification of the respective positions;
c) Once the author’s answer or reformulated text (depending on the case) is received, it is sent to the 2 referees for reappraisal. In the case of a serious discrepancy between the author and one of the referees, it is sent to a 3rd referee or, where justified by the content of the discrepancy, the matter is assessed in conjunction with the directors.
d) After the referees reach agreement on the manuscript, it goes for publication and the final layout is prepared in conjunction with the author;
e) Once the above work is complete, the text is placed on line and made available for the printed version.

4. The Journal’s target public:

Academics and scholars from different countries interested in this field.

Form and preparation of manuscripts

5. Languages accepted for the publication of texts:

Portuguese, English, Spanish, French and Ladino (in the case of the latter, the author should clearly state the transcription system used).

6. Transliteration systems from Hebrew and Arabic:

6.1. Hebrew (Simple) transliteration rules to Portuguese*.

*In the case of other languages, the author should specify the transliteration system used.
6.2. Arabic (Simple) transliteration rules to Portuguese*.
*In the case of other languages, the author should specify the transliteration system used.

7. The formats and forms in which the original should be sent to the journal:

The articles and other contributions should be sent in digital format, preferably in Word, attached to an email addressed to the directors, namely to both mfbarros@uevora.pt and tavim40@hotmail.com simultaneously.

The articles must not exceed 45,000 characters and must include a 100 word abstract and 5 key words in both Portuguese and English.

Articles must be sent until

December 31st, 2014

8. The layout of the journal:

The articles and other contributions will be presented by indicating the title in bold, followed by the author’s name, academic position (where applicable) and email.

Citations in the test should be duly indicated with "…". Any long citation should be separated from the text in a new paragraph, using font size 10, and also in inverted commas.

Notes should be placed in footnotes.

Charts, tables, figures and photographs should be sent in the same file, placed in the correct position within the text, and with the necessary captions.

9. Norms for journal’s bibliographic references:

a) Citation in footnote

Book
Anita Novinsky, Cristãos-Novos na Bahia: A Inquisição, São Paulo, Editora Perspectiva, s.d. (in the case of a classical author, this should be placed in braces followed by the date of republication and the date of the original publication).

Following citations from the same work: A. Novinsky, Cristãos-Novos …, p.

Study or entry in a collective work
Vincent Barletta, "La literatura aljamiado-morisca: textos, lectura e interacción", in Minorias étnico-religiosas na Península Ibérica. Períodos medieval e moderno, ed. Maria Filomena L. de Barros and José Hinojosa Montalvo, Lisbon, Edições Colibri, 2008.

Following citations from the same study: V. Barletta, "La literatura aljamiado-morisca …", p.

Article from a journal
Elena Romero, "Nueva bibliografia de ediciones de obras de teatro sefardíes", Sefarad 66 (2006), p ...

Archival data
Must be cearly and explicitly indicated in the first footnote and thereafter abbreviated as in the following example: "Assento para o dinheiro do cabedal que foi para Cochim", Goa, 7.IV.1630, in Historical Archives of Goa (AHG), Assentos do Conselho da Fazenda, book (liv.) 4, codex (cod.) 16-May-2014 Following citations: "Assento do Conselho de Estado", Goa, 7.IV.1630, in AHG, Assentos do Conselho da Fazenda, liv. 4, cod. 1162, fol. 197.

In the case of a document cited in a work, a study in a collective work or article, the norms described in the above paragraph should be followed, adding in, and depending on the case, followed by the examples set out for citation of work, study or article. Example of citation: ["document"], in Documentação para a História do Padroado Português do Oriente, Índia (DPPPO, India), ed. A. da Silva Rego, Lisboa, Agência Geral das Colónias, vol. 1, 1948, pp … As shown here, citations of the title of documental collections can also be placed in initials in subsequent footnotes.

The use of passim, ibidem, loc. cit. should be avoided. Idem is used only when reference to other works by the same authors appear sequentially in the same footnote e.g. S.D. Goiten, "New Ligth on the beginning of the Karim Merchants", in Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, 1 (1958), pp. 175-184; idem, Jews and Arabs: Their contacts Trough the Ages, New York, Schocken Books, 1974, p. 25.

The directors of H-REJI should be consulted in relation to the use of material not specified herein or regarding any other doubt.
Due to the linguistic range, each author should follow the norms of abbreviation as long as the procedure is exemplified and clarified, as indicated above.

10. Original articles:

Definition of "original articles" and other kinds of material
The articles and other contributions must be original texts that have not been published in any other journal. The documentation for publication must take an original critical approach.

Sections or parts that form an article
The articles should have an abstract and 5 key words. They should be accompanied by footnotes.

Length of abstracts and other instructions
The abstracts must be in Portuguese and English and each abstract should not exceed 100 words.

11. Journal format:

Annual online publication.

Scientific committee

  • Luis Bernabé Pons Universidad de Alicante
  • Harm den Boer Universitat Basel 
  • Isabel Drumond Braga Universidade de Lisboa
  • Ahmed Boucharb Université Hassan II
  • David Bunis Hebrew University
  • Francisco Caramelo Universidade Nova de Lisboa
  • Giancarlo Casale University of Minnesota
  • Javier Castaño Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
  • Judith Cohen York University, Toronto
  • Dejanirah Couto École Pratique des Hautes Études
  • Jocelyne Dakhlia École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales
  • João Alves Dias Universidade Nova de Lisboa
  • Paloma Díaz-Mas Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
  • Maria Antonieta Garcia Universidade da Beira Interior
  • Mercedes García-Arenal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
  • Juan Gil Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
  • Lina Gorenstein Laboratório de Estudos sobre a Intolerância, Universidade de São Paulo
  • David Graizbord University of Arizona
  • Monica Grin Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • Joseph Hacker Hebrew University
  • Yosef Kaplan Hebrew University
  • António Lázaro Universidade do Minho
  • Giuseppe Marcocci Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa
  • Fernando Branco Correia Universidade de Évora / CIDEHUS
  • Manuela Marín Madrid 
  • Elvira Mea Universidade do Porto
  • Nicola Melis Università di Cagliari
  • Jean-Pierre Molénat Directeur de recherche émérite au C.N.R.S - Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes, section arabe
  • Natalia Muchnik École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales
  • Gérard Nahon École Pratique des Hautes Études
  • Anita Waingort Novinsky Directora do Laboratório de Estudos sobre a Intolerância, Universidade de São Paulo
  • Moisés Orfali Bar-Ilan University
  • Salih Özbaran University of Dokus Eylül 
  • Eliezer Papo Sentro Moshe David Gaon de Kultura Djudeo-Espanyola, Ben-Gurion University
  • Hilay Pomeroy University College, London
  • Cristina de la Puente Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
  • José Augusto Martins Ramos Universidade de Lisboa 
  • Jonathan Ray Georgetown University
  • Fernando Rodriguez Mediano Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
  • Pilar Romeu Directora da Colección Fuente Clara. Estudios de Cultura Sefardi – Editorial Tirocinio, Espanha
  • Herman Prins Salomon State University of New York at Albany
  • Jonathan Schorsch Columbia University
  • Claude Dov Stuczynski Bar-Ilan University
  • Michael Studmund-Halévy Institut für die Geschichte der deutschen Juden
  • Maria José Ferro Tavares Universidade Aberta 
  • Francesca Trivellato Yale University
  • Ronaldo Vainfas Universidade Federal Fluminense
  • María Jesús Viguera Molín Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Berta Waldman Centro de Estudos Judaicos, Universidade de São Paulo
  • Carsten Wilke Eötvös Loránd University
  • Pier Cesare I. Zorattini Università degli Studi di Udine

Date(s)

  • Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Keywords

  • judaic, islamic, Hamsa, puro, impuro, purity, impurity

Contact(s)

  • Barros Maria Filomena Lopes de Barros
    courriel : mfbarros [at] uevora [dot] pt

Information source

  • Maria Filomena Lopes de Barros Barros
    courriel : mfbarros [at] uevora [dot] pt

To cite this announcement

« Purity and Impurity », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Friday, August 22, 2014, https://calenda.org/296927

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