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Sent: 01 January 2014 19:19 Dear Professor Osti, A colleague in Bonn, Professor Bethany Walker, draws my attention to the new "Journal of Islamic Archaeology" to appear under her editorship from Equinox Publications, which may be of interest to the subscribers to the H-MEM list. Prof. Dr. Bethany Walker Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg Universitaet Bonn Heussallee 18-24 53113 Bonn, Germany Bethany Walker <email@example.com> Details are given in the notice below. With best wishes for the New Year, J.A. Greene Joseph A. Greene tel. 617-495-5656 Harvard University fax: 617-496-8904 Semitic Museum firstname.lastname@example.org 6 Divinity Avenue http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~semitic Cambridge, MA 02138 =========================================================== Journal of Islamic Archaeology Editor, Bethany J. Walker, University of Bonn Journal of Islamic Archaeology is the only journal devoted to the field of Islamic archaeology on a global scale. In the context of this journal, ‘Islamic archaeology’ refers neither to a specific time period, nor to a particular geographical region, as Islam is global and the center of the ‘Islamic world’ has shifted many times over the centuries. It is not defined by a single methodology or theoretical construct (for example; it is not the ‘Islamic’ equivalent of ‘Biblical archaeology’, with an emphasis on the study of places and peoples mentioned in religious texts). The term refers to the archaeological study of Islamic societies, polities, and communities, wherever they are found. It may be considered a type of ‘historical’ archaeology, in which the study of historically (textually) known societies can be studied through a combination of ‘texts and tell’. The journal is being launched at a time where there has never been such interest among both scholars and the informed public alike in the archaeology of Islamic societies. Islamic archaeology courses are being offered in conjunction with Middle East Studies and Islamic art history at universities throughout North America and Europe, and comprise a field of specialization in archaeology departments in the Middle East. Journal of Islamic Archaeology exists to serve a rapidly growing readership in the field. The range of topics invited for the journal is wide, including not only field and ceramic reports, but also studies from other disciplines that are of direct relevance to Islamic archaeology, such as historical geography, art history, history, numismatics, ethnography, and environmental studies. Themed issues are anticipated and the Editor welcomes suggestions for these. Editorial Board Kamal Abdulfattah, Birzeit University, Palestinian Territory, Occupied José Carvajal, University of Sheffield, UK Katia Cytryn-Silverman, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel Sylvie Denoix, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France Asa Eger, University of North Carolina – Greensboro, USA Ibolya Gerelyes, Hungarian National Museum, Hungary Michael Given, University of Glasgow, UK Stefan Heidemann, University of Hamburg, Germany Timothy Insoll, University of Manchester, UK Derek Kennet, Durham University, UK Lorenz Korn, University of Bamberg, Germany Stephen McPhillips, University of Copenhagen, Denmark Stéphane Pradines, Aga Khan University London, UK Arlene Miller Rosen, University of Texas at Austin, USA Cristina Tonghini, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italy Alan Walmsley, University of Copenhagen, Denmark Donald Whitcomb, University of Chicago, USA Call for Papers Journal of Islamic Archaeology considers submissions from both established scholars and research students. For more information, visit the journal’s home page online. Subscriptions For more information, to view the full range of subscriptions available and to subscribe to Journal of Islamic Archaeology, visit the journal’s home page online. 2 issues per year ISSN 2051-9710 (print) / ISSN 2051-9729 (online) For subscription rates and submission guidelines, visit the journal online <http://www.equinoxpub.com/JIA> --