“Visions of Constantinople: The City and its Peoples” is the working title of an edited volume to be published by Peter Lang in 2022. The editors of this proposed volume call for papers on any topic from any period, from 330 CE-2021 CE about what Constantinople or Istanbul has meant to those who have encountered, it for good or ill, and to those who lived there: and how Constantinople has impacted on the religious, cultural, and political landscape over the centuries.
Constantinople, modern Istanbul, stands at the conjunction of Europe and Asia. Founded on the site of Byzantium by Constantine in 330 CE, its significance religiously, politically, and culturally in the succeeding centuries from its foundation cannot be overemphasized. But what did this “vision” mean to various peoples – the Romans, the Byzantines, The Crusaders and the Ottomans, who inhabited the city after 1453, up to the modern era when Turkey was modernised by Kemal Ataturk after 1922. The city had a profound effect on all who encountered it, and its legacy and vibrancy still attract travellers, today to modern Istanbul.
The editors of this proposed volume, Dr Jill Mitchell (Balkan History Association), Dr Susan Fern (Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford) and Dr Vladimir Cretulescu (University of Bucharest, Faculty of History) are interested in receiving expressions of interest for essays to be considered for inclusion in the above work to be published by Peter Lang (Series “South-East European History”) under the auspices of the Balkan History Association.
Visions of Constantinople. Submission details
Proposals of 300 words plus a short author biography (100 words). No footnotes, endnotes or illustrations should be submitted with the abstract. Papers covering the early centuries from 330 to 800 CE should be sent to Dr. Fern, [email protected] , papers covering the intermediate centuries 800 to 1453 CE should be sent to Dr. Mitchell at [email protected] and papers covering 1453 to present day to Dr. Cretulescu at [email protected]. Total length of papers 8.000 words.
1st September: Submission of proposals
15th September: Notification of acceptance of proposals
15th December: Receipt of final chapters for peer review
15th February: Resubmission of papers to editors
15th: March: Submit for publishing