Borderlines - ARC
Science, and particularly geometry and astronomy/astrology, was linked directly to the divine for most medieval scholars. The compass in this 13th century manuscript is a symbol of God's act of Creation. God has created the universe after geometric and harmonic principles, to seek these principles was therefore to seek and worship God.
Austrian National Library [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Geographical Scope
Western Europe and beyond
Chronological Scope
200 – 1700
Editorial Board

Christian Krötzl, University of Tampere (chair)
Robert E. Bjork, Arizona State University
Gerhard Jaritz, Central European University, Budapest
Gábor Klaniczay, Central European University, Budapest
Sarah (Sallie) Spence, Medieval Academy of America

Intersections between science, history, & literature, incl. medical history & health studies; humanities & social sciences, incl. anthropology, archaeology, demographics, human geography, legal history, pedagogy, political science, socio-economic history

Borderlines - ARC

Borderlines welcomes monographs and edited collections that, while firmly rooted in late antique, medieval and early modern periods, are “edgy” and may introduce approaches, methodologies or theories from the social sciences, health studies, and the sciences. Typically, volumes are theoretically aware whilst introducing novel approaches to topics of key interest to scholars of the pre-modern past. Publications of conventional length (70,000 to 110,000) as well as short-form (45,000 to 60,000) are accepted.

Borderlines launches a third pillar of content for Arc Humanities Press (beyond the original two pillars of the global past, and social impact research and applied research into the past). It reinforces one of CARMEN’s key aims, namely to foster research links beyond the humanities. The series therefore operates under the auspices of the CARMEN Publications Committee.