We invite all medievalists who share Camedieval’s goals to contribute to the blog.
To propose a piece, please email an informal abstract of the piece (up to 150 words) and a very brief bio to email@example.com.
Our editorial policy is light-touch. The convenors will manage the submission process, ensure that the language of our posts is accessible, and moderate the comments. Otherwise, Camedieval is a platform for your voices, not ours.
We accept submissions in two different forms:
1. A piece of writing of anywhere up to 2000 words, in accessible language with as few footnotes as possible. The piece may stand alone or it may respond to a linked text from, for example, a media outlet or academic publication.
We hope that submissions in this category will challenge public misuses of medieval history, encourage medievalists to address equally relevant questions in their own work, and confront problems of all kinds in the academic field of medieval studies.
2. A curated and annotated reading list of up to 15 items which offers an interdisciplinary starting point for learning or thinking by medievalists unfamiliar with an important or relevant topic. Examples of such topics include but are not limited to race, disability, class, gender, sexuality, or the non-human world in the medieval period.
We hope that submissions in this category will provide medievalists with the tools to approach and incorporate such topics in their own thinking or writing and will stimulate conversations between medievalists about the best ways of doing so.
We are especially keen to post writing by graduate students and we encourage a broad geographical and temporal conception of the medieval world. If you think it is “medieval”, we do too!
All published posts will be freely accessible and will be open for comments by readers, which the editors will pre-moderate. We encourage submitters to engage in these conversations in the comments section.
Posts should be written in an easily approachable style and in the English language where possible, without assuming that readers can access or are familiar with any cited texts. Submitters should supply any quotes from medieval sources in translation, and include the original only where it is relevant – for example, if you are discussing a technical point about the vocabulary or syntax.
If you have any questions about submitting, feel free to contact us.