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Death and its borders

La mort et ses frontières

Frontière·s. Revue d’archéologie, histoire et histoire de l’art

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Published on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 by João Fernandes

Summary

Death is often the prism through which researchers approach ancient societies. Graves and their furniture, memorial materials and religious texts, as well as the remains of the deceased themselves, are among the sources used today to study past societies, both in their social organization and in their relationship to death. However, these sources are also a distorting mirror that reflects the life of the Ancients only in a partial, idealized and even misleading way.For this sixth issue, Frontière·s invites authors to explore the question of the separation of individuals in and through death. The contributions may address this theme through different complementary approaches such as the materialization of the borders between the world of the dead and the world of the living, the delimitation between funerary and civil spaces, the depiction of the passage to the afterlife, or the social distinction of individuals in death according to their sex, gender, age, social class, etc.

Announcement

Argument

Death is often the prism through which researchers approach ancient societies. Graves and their furniture, memorial materials and religious texts, as well as the remains of the deceased themselves, are among the sources used today to study past societies, both in their social organization and in their relationship to death. However, these sources are also a distorting mirror that reflects the life of the Ancients only in a partial, idealized and even misleading way.For this sixth issue, Frontière·s invites authors to explore the question of the separation of individuals in and through death. The contributions may address this theme through different complementary approaches such as the materialization of the borders between the world of the dead and the world of the living, the delimitation between funerary and civil spaces, the depiction of the passage to the afterlife, or the social distinction of individuals in death according to their sex, gender, age, social class, etc.

The Journal

Frontière·s, Revue d’archéologie, histoire & histoire de l’art, is an Open Access journal housed by the journals incubator Prairial. It applies to specialists of Ancient and Medieval studies and provides an interdiscipinary framework to the scientific community, evaluated by peer reviewing.

The journal aims to investigate the border as a transdisciplinary subject and to understand how archeologists, historians and art historians understand it. The editorial board of Frontière·s invites authors to question revolving topics on a half-yearly basis.

Authors may also submit unrestricted contributions, which will be included in the varia section of each issue. Reviews of books dealing with the matter of borders, limits, separation modes, etc. can also be presented.

Timeline

  • December 1st 2021: Submission deadline

  • March 1st 2022: reviewers’ feedback
  • April 15th 2022: deadline for submitting corrections
  • June 2022: issue publication

Submission guidelines

English and French submissions are both accepted.

All paper proposals (max. 22,000 signs) must be submitted to: frontiere-s@mom.fr by December 20th 2020 accompanied by a short abstract in French and English (max. 1200 signs) and 5–10 key words. Please also include your institutional affiliation, position and name.

Editorial standards here.

Bibliographic standards here.

Editorial comittee

  • Reine-Marie BÉRARD (Centre Camille Jullian)
  • Vincent CHOLLIER (HiSoMA)

Date(s)

  • Monday, December 20, 2021

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Keywords

  • frontière, séparation, limite, mort, tombe, sépulture, nécropole, cimetière, au-delà, croyance, border, limit, separation, belief, afterlife, burial, tomb, grave, necropolis, cemetery

Contact(s)

  • Vincent Chollier
    courriel : vincent [dot] chollier [at] univ-lyon3 [dot] fr
  • Reine-Marie Bérard
    courriel : reine-marie [dot] berard [at] univ-amu [dot] fr

Information source

  • Vincent Chollier
    courriel : vincent [dot] chollier [at] univ-lyon3 [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Death and its borders », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, https://calenda.org/891698

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