International Society for the Study of Time  
Call for Papers


Special Issue of

KronoScope: Journal for the Study of Time



This special issue of Kronoscope invites submission of papers, from any scholarly discipline or perspective, that explore the many ways TIME was understood in the ‘medieval’ or post-classical / pre-modern periods of human cultures (500 to 1400CE), from the Western and Byzantine Christian Middle Ages to the pre-modern epochs of Jewish, Norse, Slavic, Islamic, African, Hindu and Asian and Amerindian cultures.

KronoScope seeks papers that provide evidence for the ways in which TIME was expressed, measured, manipulated, theorized, valued and/or controlled in pre-modern contexts. Contributors will present such evidence from the point of view of their own scholarly expertises, e.g., medieval or pre-modern philosophy, religion, science and medicine, art, psychology, material culture, archeology, literature, commerce and economics, history, social and religious organization. Papers should be between 5000-8000 words and written in English.

A biannual, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal, Kronoscope is the associated journal of the International Society for the Study of Time (ISST), which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016. Published by Brill Academic Publishers since 2001, KronoScope is available in both print and online versions, and it is indexed/abstracted in the following (among others): MLA, Scopus, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, the International Directory of Philosophy, Linguistic and Language Behavior Abstracts.

Submission guidelines

Please submit your essay electronically (a Word document, double-spaced), including a 150-word Abstract and up to 6 keywords, at the Brill/KRON website by January 15, 2018 . At the site, you will be asked to register with your name, e-mail address, and the names and contact details of three potential referees who can offer a fair evaluation of your work. We may or may not draw upon these referees. For the external review process, submissions will be evaluated double-blind, so please strip your article of identifiers of authorship. You are responsible for obtaining any permission to reproduce copyrighted material--black and white pictures may be included. Please begin working on obtaining permissions right away; the process can be a lengthy one..

The editors will select 5-6 papers for publication in KronoScope 18.2—to appear in the fall of 2018. The selection criteria will be thematic focus, scholarly depth and originality, as well as accessibility/interest for a multidisciplinary readership of academics involved in the study of time. References and bibliography should be formatted according to The Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition). Either the Notes and Bibliography or Author-Date References style of documentation is acceptable.