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Perception, reaction and record of natural phenomena before the Enlightenment

Perception, réaction et enregistrement de phénomènes naturels avant l’Illuminisme

Perceção, reação e registo de fenómenos naturais antes do Iluminismo

Percepción, reacción y registro de fenómenos naturales antes de la Ilustración

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Published on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by João Fernandes

Summary

Issue no. 18 of the Journal of the History of Society and Culture will include a Special Section comprising papers dedicated to studying the perception, interpretation and record of natural phenomena in the periods preceding the consolidation of the modern scientific thinking. The goal is to explore how certain climatic, astronomical, seismological and vulcanological phenomena, among others, were experienced, explained and assessed prior to the development of technologies capable of predicting, monitoring and deciphering them. Attention must be given to the documents, accounts, representations (pictorial, sculptural, etc.) and remains (archaeological, architectural, urban, etc.) that inform us of eclipses and comets, storms and shipwrecks, volcanic eruptions, river floodings, gales, droughts and other phenomena which, directly or indirectly, left a mark on the populations and are part of their collective memory.

Announcement

Presentation

Issue no. 18 of the Journal of the History of Society and Culture will include a Special Section comprising papers dedicated to studying the perception, interpretation and record of natural phenomena in the periods preceding the consolidation of the modern scientific thinking.

The goal is to explore how certain climatic, astronomical, seismological and vulcanological phenomena, among others, were experienced, explained and assessed prior to the development of technologies capable of predicting, monitoring and deciphering them. Attention must be given to the documents, accounts, representations (pictorial, sculptural, etc.) and remains (archaeological, architectural, urban, etc.) that inform us of eclipses and comets, storms and shipwrecks, volcanic eruptions, river floodings, gales, droughts and other phenomena which, directly or indirectly, left a mark on the populations and are part of their collective memory. From the most exceptional or particularly catastrophic phenomena to the most common but, nevertheless, still noted by their contemporaries and recorded as a part of their daily lives, it is important to understand and question the meaning attributed to such phenomena, the reaction to their consequences and the reasons behind their record.

In addition to the diachronic and geographically unconstrained focus and the framing of the subject matter within the framework of the History of the Climate and Environmental History, this Special Section is meant to offer an interdisciplinary perspective complemented by the contributions of experts in the fields of Urban History, Rural History, Economic History, Military History, History of the Expansion, History of Art and Literature, among others.

Submission guidelines 

The title and abstract (up to 150 words) should be provided in the language in which the article is written and also in English, as should the keywords (3 to 5). The final bibliography should be restricted to the works cited.

Articles may be written in Spanish, French, Italian, English or Portuguese, and should be no more than 50,000 characters in length (with spaces) including abstract, notes, bibliography, etc.

All papers must be written in strict compliance with the Journal’s  editorial norms, available online at (http://chsc.uc.pt/en/publications/journal-of-the-history-of-society-and-culture/editorial-norms/). Papers must be submitted in WORD format (.doc or .docx files) and directed to the coordinators of the current issue, Covadonga Valdaliso-Casanova and Maria Amélia Álvaro de Campos, using the email addresses rhsc2018@gmail.com

until November 30, 2017

Scientific Coordinators issue no. 18 of the Journal of the History of Society and Culture. 

  • Covadonga Valdaliso-Casanova (CHSC-UC e CH-UL)
  • Maria Amélia Álvaro de Campos (CHSC-UC e CIDEHUS-UÉ) 

Subjects

Places

  • Universidade de Coimbra, Faculdade de Letras ,Centro de História da Sociedade e da Cultura - Largo da Porta Férrea
    Coimbra, Portugal (3004-530)

Date(s)

  • Thursday, November 30, 2017

Contact(s)

  • Revue d'Histoire de la Société et de la Culture (nº18, 2018)
    courriel : rhsc2018 [at] gmail [dot] com

Information source

  • Maria Amélia Campos
    courriel : melicampos [at] gmail [dot] com

To cite this announcement

« Perception, reaction and record of natural phenomena before the Enlightenment », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, https://calenda.org/402320

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