CFP: Pre-modern Environment and Disease

Call for papers

Routledge is putting together on environmental history in the pre-modern era (roughly defined as 500-1800), aimed at advanced undergraduate and early postgraduate students. I post this CFP on behalf of Lori Jones, who’s been asked to produce an edited volume that includes a blend of historiographical chapters and new research in the field of pre-modern environment and disease.

Chapters may cover narrow or wide time periods, as long as they fit within the pre-modern era (as defined above). The editor wishes to produce a volume that crosses traditional historiographical boundaries between the medieval and the early modern. Routledge would like the volumes to focus on Europe, BUT is open to including chapters that address other geographical regions as well.

Possible topics could include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Landscapes (Natural and/or Manmade) and Disease
  • Pollution and Disease
  • Urban Environments and Disease
  • Climate and Disease
  • Agriculture and Disease
  • Environmental Disasters and Disease
  • Premodern Healthscaping

For submissions, please send an abstract of 300 to 500 words that details your proposed chapter in terms of its theme and topic, argument, primary sources (if applicable), historiographical significance, and how it might appeal/be useful to undergraduate/graduate students. Please also send a 1-page CV.

Deadline for submissions: April 16, 2017

Invitations to contribute will be extended by the summer.

If you have any questions and/or are interested in contributing to this peer-reviewed volume, please contact Dr. Lori Jones at lori.jones@uottawa.ca , using the subject line CFP Environment and Disease

Deadline: April 16, 2018

Posted: March 28, 2018