Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies is a refereed, peer-reviewed, and born-digital journal devoted to the culture, literature, history, and society of the medieval past. Published semiannually, the journal collects exceptional examples of work by graduate students on any theme, discipline, subject, and period of medieval studies. We also welcome book reviews of monographs published or re-released in the past five years that are of interest to medievalists.
Our upcoming issue will be published in the autumn of 2013, and we are now accepting submissions on any topic of medieval studies. Possible topics may be drawn from any discipline: history, art history, archaeology, literature, linguistics, music, theology, etc. Work from every interpretive angle is encouraged – memory, gender, historiography, medievalism, consilience, etc. Most importantly, we seek engaging, original work that contributes to our collective understanding of the medieval era.
This autumnal issue will mark our 10th volume and as such, we are particularly interested in works which are related to previous issues of the journal. Articles and reviews which discuss past works in Hortulus–such as reviews of previous authors’s recent book and article publications, articles which expand upon and/or discuss previous Hortulus articles, address previous journal themes, or brings previous Hortulus scholarship into more recent medieval discussions are especially welcome.
Contributions should be in English and roughly 6,000 – 12,000 words, including all documentation and citational apparatus; book reviews are typically between 500-1,000 words but cannot exceed 2,000. All notes must be endnotes, and a bibliography must be included; submission guidelines can be found here. Contributions may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org and are due August 15, 2013. Queries about submissions or the journal more generally can also be sent to this address.