Closing date for proposals: 30th September 2013
“Diasporas, expulsions and exiles religionis causa in Early Modern Europe (XIV- XVIII centuries), special issue of the Bollettino della Società di Studi Valdesi, n. 214, June 2014.
The Bollettino della Società di Studi valdesi is an Italian six-monthly journal of studies with long tradition and prestige. Active since 1884, it is devoted to the publication of historical researches concerning the Waldensianism and religious reform movements in Italy and Europe.
The Scientific Committee have decided to dedicate a special issue (No. 214, June 2014) to “Diasporas, expulsions and exiles religionis causa in the Europe of the early modern period (XIV-XVIII centuries),” a topic that in recent years has returned to the center of historical debate.
Expulsion and exile constituted a common experience for many religious groups in medieval and early modern period. The analysis of the histories of communities in diaspora allows to explore a broad spectrum of social, cultural, linguistic and artistic dynamics essentials to the creation of specific identities. Although it was often motivated by persecution or exclusion, nevertheless, the experience of exile or refuge, also favored the elaboration of new forms of tolerance and the rise of concepts such multiculturalism and cosmopolitanism.
Scholars interested in participating in the initiative are requested to send approximately 300 words, with a separate, short (150 words) bio-bibliographical note to Susanna.Peyronel @ unimi.it no later than 30 September 2013.
Articles may be written in Italian, English, French or Spanish and should not exceed 75,000 characters. The editorial guidelines adopted by the magazine can be found at the web page http://www.studivaldesi.org/pubblicazioni/norme_redazionali.pdf.
Accepted contributions will undergo double peer review before publication.