Welcome to postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies
postmedieval is a cross-disciplinary, peer-reviewed journal in medieval studies that aims to bring the medieval and modern into productive critical relation.

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2014 Volume 5
Published four times a year

ISSN: 2040-5960
EISSN: 2040-5979

2012 Impact Factor: 0.157*


JCR Social Sciences Edition
23/38 - Cultural Studies

2012 5-year Impact Factor: 0.157*

JCR Social Sciences Edition
15/38 - Cultural Studies

*2012 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2013)

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Myra Seaman

Book Reviews and Forum Editor
Holly Crocker



postmedieval launches third crowd review project

We are delighted to introduce our third online, open Crowd Review, of Nina Caputo's and Hannah Johnson's special issue on "The Holocaust and the Middle Ages", which is being hosted and stewarded by Kathleen Fitzpatrick and company at MediaCommons, New York University. We would encourage all our readers to visit this experiment and collaborate!

postmedieval announces 2014 Biennial Michael Camille Essay Prize

The editors of postmedieval to announce that it is time once again for the Biennial Michael Camille Essay prize, jointly sponsored by postmedieval, Palgrave Macmillan, and the BABEL Working Group. This year, the deadline for submissions is 31st July 2014. The competition is open to early career researchers: those currently in MA/PhD programs or within 5 years of having received the Ph.D. (that will include those graduating in 2009 or later). The prize is for the best short essay (4,000-6,000 words) that speaks to the 2014 theme: MEDIEVALISM AND THE MARGINS (conceptualized and imagined in any way the author sees fit). The award for 2014 will include: publication in postmedieval, 250 dollars, and one year's free print and online subscription to the journal. During Palgrave Macmillan's ACCESS ALL AREAS month (March 2014), you can read and download the previous winning essays by Haylie Swenson, David Hadbawnik, and Alison Hudson. For full details of the competition, please visit the page at IN THE MIDDLE.

First Advance Online Publication postmedieval papers available today!

The editors of postmedieval are excited to introduce our first set of Advance Online Publication (AOP) papers, available online only. This innovative publication model allows our online users access to more content, more quickly and introduces citable content far sooner than waiting for a print issue. For more information on Advance Online Publication please visit our FAQs; otherwise we hope you enjoy the content!

Fourth postmedieval FORUM published!

The editors of postmedieval are delighted to announce that their fourth annual FORUM has published. Entitled PEDAGOGY, this fully open access, collaborative supplementary issue is free to view and all contributions to the debate circling the content is encouraged. Special thanks to our Forum Editor, Holly Crocker for her hard work and dedication to this innovative project. Enjoy!

Palgrave Pivot

Palgrave Macmillan recently launched an innovative new format for scholarly research, Palgrave Pivot. Representing a radical change in scholarly publishing for the Humanities, Social Sciences and Business, Palgrave Pivot offers authors the flexibility of publishing at lengths between 25,000 and 50,000 words, with a commitment to publish within 12 weeks, including rigorous peer-review and wide dissemination. For more information, and to find out how to submit a proposal, please visit www.palgrave.com/pivot.

Take a look at a selection of Palgrave Pivot titles published in History and Sociology, Preparing For Life in Humanity 2.0 and Global and Transnational History.

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