We're casting our net wide with the hope of catching a range of submissions on this capacious theme that open up its manifold meanings for Area Studies. Whether rivers, reservoirs, seas, oceans, lakes, ponds, pools or puddles, real or imaginary - get in touch! It would be great to have a wide range of interdisciplinary approaches to this essential subject. Please email email@example.com with a short (200 word) proposal by February 18th.
Posted on 26 Jan 2022
Issue 2 of New Area Studies is going to be dedicated to the theme of Storytelling. We’re interested in any and all approaches to the intersections of storytelling, narrative and area studies. That might relate to the importance of listening to, and seeking to understand, stories of people and lives lived in specific places, or it might be an engagement with the implications of different approaches to storytelling as both subject and method. If you’re interested in contributing something to this topic, please email a brief proposal to editors Susan Hodgett (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Thomas Ruys Smith (email@example.com). First drafts will be submitted in July with an eye to publishing this issue in late September.
Posted on 23 Mar 2021
Join us on April 20th for the launch of a new book from co-editor Professor Susan Hodgett and Professor Rod Rhodes: What Political Science Can Learn from the Humanities: Blurring Genres.
Tuesday 20 April 2021
3.00pm – 5.30pm
Email Richard Delahaye for MS Teams link: Richard.Delahaye@uea.ac.uk
This book considers ‘what are the implications of blurring genres for the discipline of Political Science, and for Area Studies?’ It argues that novelists and playwrights provide a better guide for political scientists than the work of physicists. It restates the intrinsic value of the Humanities and Social Sciences and builds bridges between the two territories. The phrase blurring genres covers both genres of thought and of presentation.
Posted on 22 Mar 2021