Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Call for papers _Free Publication_ Himalayan Studies: Literature, Society and Globalization _ July 2023


Himalayan Studies: Literature, Society and Globalization

E-ISSN: 2582-0400 | CODEN: LITIBR

All the manuscripts should be mailed to

Final papers of 4500-6000 words (including citations) should be submitted by 15th June 2023.

What is the Himalayan Studies all about? If we go by the objectives provided by the National Mission on Himalayan Studies, we find that it not only covers specific geopolitical ideas, but also verges on an extremely rich cultural heritage, history, and heritage patterns. The Himalayas are a rich platform for major ethnographic research, fostering sustainable forms of development and layers of democratization. Art, literature, culture, technology, communication, media, aesthetic traditions all have undergone major changes over the last few decades as part of various Himalayan study circles.

It is undeniable that there is a strong connection among polity, economy, and literature when it comes to studying the multitextured realms of Himalayan Studies. Representation of social groups, local engagements, and community bonding are seen at large even in translated works of the Himalayas. Although influenced by senses of modernization, we do not find a tectonic shift or a complete obliteration of the indigenous culture and heritage of the Himalayas. Myths, legends, self-generating systems of struggle and mass endeavour to stay together as part of a changing environment everyday is challenging, strenuous and contradictory oftentimes.

As Gargi Banerji and Mashqura Fareedi point out point out in their research article ‘Protection of Cultural Diversity in the Himalayas’,

“The Himalayan region may be considered to be a cultural complex, a composite of several cultural cosmoses rolled into one, each little valley or plateau with its distinctive cultural forms. Their altitude changes create different agroclimatic conditions and diverse ecosystems; their seclusion and remoteness has made them the last bastions of globally significant indigenous knowledge and cultural heterogeneity. The geographical and adaptation continuities have however helped create and preserve some features that form a uniquely ‘Himalayan way of life’ common across the range.”

Litinfinite (E-ISSN: 2582-0400, CODEN: LITIBR), an open-access, peer-reviewed, non-profit bilingual Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (member/ indexed in Crossref) indexed in major indexing services including DOAJMLA Directory Of Periodicals & MLA International Bibliography, EBSCO, ERIC PLUS, J-Gate, Scilit, JISC-SHERPARoMEO, Ulrichsweb-ProQuest, ROAD- Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources, ESJI- Eurasian Scientific Journal Index, WorldCat-OLAC, CiteFactor, Index Copernicus International, Europub, ResearchBib and many other notable indexing services and international library database invites research papers, book reviews and author interviews in Bengali/English (The Bengali research manuscripts should be accompanied by English title, author(s) details, keywords, abstracts and references) on ‘Himalayan Studies: Literature, Society and Globalization.’

The current issue of Litinfinite Journal welcomes critical essays pertaining to Himalayan Studies: Literature, Society and Globalization’ and related fields: 

  • Myths, traditions, Folk literature and Himalayan Studies
  • Gender, sexuality, and Himalayan literature
  • Critical study of Himalayan stories, poems, and drama
  • Media, communication, and Himalayan Studies
  • Travelogues and Himalayan Studies
  • Religion, anthropology, and Himalayan Studies
  • Globalization and Himalayan Studies
  • Indigeneity, ethnography, and the problems of Himalayan Studies
  • Digital Humanities and Himalayan Studies
  • Himalayan Studies and Films
  • Spatial histories, migration, and pastoralism in Himalayan Studies

Final papers of 4500-6000 words (including citations) should be submitted by 15th June 2023.

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The journal does not charge any processing fee or any other type of fee.

We are not accepting poems, stories, or any other creative piece at this moment.

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Editorial Information

Editor: Sreetanwi Chakraborty
P-963, Lake Town, Block-A, Kolkata-700089. West Bengal, India. Mobile No-9674933413 Email:

Publisher: Supriyo Chakraborty
Penprints Publication
Address: 69/1, S. K. Deb Road, Block-K-1, Flat-7, Kolkata-700048, West Bengal, India. Mobile No-9477417501 | Website:
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Monday, May 1, 2023

Call for papers - Humanities and social sciences in an interdisciplinary perspective

We warmly invite you to submit papers (chapters) for the next volume of the peer-reviewed group monograph entitled "Humanities and Social Sciences in an Interdisciplinary Perspective". Texts from all disciplines included in the humanities and social sciences will be eligible for publication, after the manuscript has been positively reviewed beforehand. If you have any questions as to whether a given paper would fit into the theme of the publication, you are welcome to contact us directly.

The call for papers is continuous - the papers are submitted for review immediately after receipt, and thus, once the minimum number of papers has been collected, by the decision of the editor-in-chief, a given volume may be closed and submitted to the publisher for publication. Subsequent submitted articles will be included in the next volume.

We guarantee publication (one or more volumes) by 30 September of this year at the latest.

Both students, postgraduates and academics may submit their texts. They may submit any number of texts - the same fee is charged for each additional text.

Language of texts: Polish, English, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Ukrainian, Russian (it is possible to publish a text in a language other than the one indicated, but this will involve obtaining new reviewers, which may lengthen the editorial work slightly).

After submission, papers will be submitted for one blind-review. After a negative review, the editors reserve the right to reject the text or, after the author has made adjustments, to submit it for another review.

It will be the authors' only task to submit the paper (including summary and keywords) in the form they have prepared. Technical editors will prepare papers to editorial requirements.

Cost of text publication: 80 EUR (including: open access digital publication on the website of the publishing house on the list of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, cost of editorial work). The fee is charged only after a positive review.

It is possible to issue an invoice or a pro-forma invoice with a deferred payment date (especially in the case of obtaining funding for the publication from the university or reimbursement for it).

All certificates (e.g. of acceptance for publication) will be issued in electronic form.

Please send all questions concerning publication and texts directly to the following e-mail address:

Call For Papers: Migrating Minds: Journal of Cultural Cosmopolitanism-Spring 2024.

Migrating Minds: Journal of Cultural Cosmopolitanism is a new peer-reviewed, open-access scholarly journal devoted to interdisciplinary research on cultural cosmopolitanism from a comparative perspective.

It provides a unique, international forum for innovative critical approaches to cosmopolitanism emerging from literatures, cultures, media, and the arts in dialogue with other areas of the humanities and social sciences, across temporal, spatial, and linguistic boundaries.

By placing creative expressions at the center of a wide range of contemporary and historical intercultural relationships, the journal explores forms of belonging and spaces of difference and dissidence that challenge universalist and exclusionary paradigms.

Migrating Minds: Journal of Cultural Cosmopolitanism is hosted by Georgetown University, Washington D.C., and co-supported by the “Plurielles” Research Group, Bordeaux Montaigne University, France. Its founders and Editors-in-chief are Prof. Didier Coste (Bordeaux Montaigne U.), Dr. Christina Kkona (Bordeaux Montaigne U.), and Prof. Nicoletta Pireddu (Georgetown U.) The full Editorial board and Advisory board are listed here.

Each journal issue comprises 5-7 scholarly articles (6000-8000 words each, including bibliography and endnotes) and several book reviews (1000 words each) and/or review essays (3000 words each).

The Inaugural Issue is scheduled to appear in Fall 2023.

Migrating Minds: Journal of Cultural Cosmopolitanism invites submissions for its first regular issue, Vol. 1 (1), Spring 2024.

It welcomes original and theoretically insightful contributions to cultural cosmopolitanism in connection with the following disciplinary domains and methodological approaches (but not exclusively):

Anthropology; Border studies; Cultural historiography; Cultural sociology; Ecology, ecocriticism, environmental studies; Exile, migration, and diaspora studies; Feminism, gender, sexuality, queer and transgender studies; Film and media studies; General linguistics, sociolinguistics; Global South studies; Mediterranean studies; Nativism and indigeneity; Oceanic and island studies; Performance studies; Philosophy; Poetics and aesthetics; Politics and cosmopolitics; Psychology and psychoanalysis; Race and ethnic studies; Transatlantic studies; Translation studies, history and theories of translation; Transnational and globalization studies; Visual arts; World literature.

Articles, book reviews, and review articles should be submitted for consideration using the designated online form by October 13, 2023.

Prospective authors wishing to discuss proposals for articles or reviews can contact the Editors-in-chief at

More information about the background, aims and scope of Migrating Minds: Journal of Cultural Cosmopolitanism can be found on our About page.


Contact Info: 

Didier Coste, Christina Kkona, Nicoletta Pireddu, co-Founders and co-Editors in Chief

Sunday, April 30, 2023

CFP: Translation in European Periodical Cultures, 1945-65 -Germersheim, Germany- March 2024

CfP SpaTrEM Final Conference

Translation in European Periodical Cultures, 1945-65
Venue: JGU, Germersheim, Germany
Date: 19th to 21st March 2024

To conclude the Spaces of Translation: European Magazine Culture, 1945-65 project (SpaTrEM) we will hold an international conference in March 2024 at the Germersheim campus of Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz.

The project has studied a small constellation of important literary and cultural magazines from three countries (Britain, France, Germany), between c. 1945-65, in order to consider how, through translation, they explore and construct notions of European identity in the period following from the end of World War Two to the mid-1960s. Using the notion of periodicals as 'European spaces' (Brolsma and Wijnterp, 2018) the project has explored how periodical culture uses translation to reconfigure a vision for Europe after the catastrophe of World War Two.

For more information on the work of SpaTrEM see

For our final conference, we hope to bring together scholars, whether established, early career, or postgraduate, in order to present work on themes relevant to the project. These may explore translation and transnational exchanges in British, French, or German magazines, but we also very much welcome papers on magazines from other European countries or involving a wider range of languages (including non-European languages) in the relevant time period. A selection of papers from the conference will be published as a book.

Possible topics might include the following:

  • Translators and translating cultures (studies of translation in individual magazines; comparative studies of translating cultures; studies of individual translators in magazines; the ‘invisible’ translator in magazines; translators and exile; …)

  • Politics and transnationalism (Europe and decolonisation; Cold War translation; the Congress for Cultural Freedom and Cold War periodicals; politics and translation in magazines; Europe and America; transnational periodical cultures; translations and transnationalism; …)

  • European identity (how discussion about the nature of post-war Europe was formulated in magazines; the materialisation of new European identities in cultural, philosophical, and political debates; the role of magazine editors in developing ideas about European identities; the role of translation in exploring European identity; …)

  • Materiality, visual cultures and genres in post-war periodicals (the materiality of post-war periodical culture in Britain, Germany, France; visual culture and translation in magazines; the significance of diverse genres of material in magazines e.g. travel writing, photo-journalism, advertising; the relation of post-war magazines to ideas of modernism and modernity …)

  • Digital humanities approaches to translation and periodicals (mapping translations; creating and working with databases; data visualization; network analysis; mixed methods research; …)

Please submit an abstract of c. 250 words, along with a short bio (c. 100 words), to Dana Steglich ( by 30st June 2023. If you have any questions about the conference please do get in touch.
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Thursday, April 27, 2023

Call for Contributions: : Gender and Public Space by Oxfam & Routledge _March 2024 Issue


Call for Contributions: Volume 32, Issue 1: 

Gender and Public Space

The meaning and purpose of public space continues to be discussed across the disciplines of geography, urban studies, and gender studies. Gendered access to public space has been widely deliberated in both academic and activist contexts in this century, with significant research on its relationship with caste, class, gender, and disability. Although public spaces are considered integral to cities, there is growing interest in the meaning and purpose of public spaces in sub-urban and peri-urban areas as well in the context of increasing rural-urban migration, digitalisation, and rising political discontent and protests. Given the diverse ways in which public space has been understood and conceptualised, it is necessary to contextualise what public space means, how it is configured and what meanings it invokes across political cultures and geographies, particularly in the so-called ‘global South’.

This Issue of Gender & Development invites diverse and interesting perspectives to contribute to the body of scholarship and practice on gender and public space. We seek to address the question of gender and public space in a range of contexts and geographies (like urban, rural, small towns, digital spaces, health and humanitarian crises) as well as from multi-disciplinary approaches. We invite scholars, activists, designers, policy makers, planners and artists to share their latest research and best practices to understand how inclusive, equitable, and participatory public spaces and infrastructures could be collectively conceptualised, designed and claimed. This Issue will be guest edited by Iromi Perera, Dr. Nazanin Shahrokni, Dr. Pumla Gqola, Dr. Shilpa Phadke and Dr. Sofia Zaragocin Carvajal.

Please send your abstract of 250 words with details about your research and preliminary findings in an email attachment to with the subject line ‘Abstract/Proposal submission for March 2024 issue’ by the 11th of May 2023. Please include your name, contact details as well as organisational affiliation, if relevant. We will contact you by June 2023 if we would like you to develop your abstract into a full article/essay/photo essay/illustrations.

Read the detailed Call for Contributions: Gender and Public Space

Please read the Guidelines for contributors carefully before sending through your abstracts.

Note about Gender and Development: 

Gender & Development, co-published by Oxfam and Routledge/Taylor & Francis, has been a steadfast source of essential readings in the field of development for the past 25 years. Since its founding in 1993, the journal has critically explored a range of cross-cutting issues in the areas of gender and development. It is a trailblazer in establishing inclusive and decolonialist approaches to knowledge creation and management in the wider international humanitarian and development sectors. From 1st January 2022, a consortium of Oxfam affiliates in the global South is hosting Gender & Development. Together, Oxfams Brazil, Colombia, India, KEDV (Turkey), Mexico and South Africa have taken over from Oxfam Great Britain, which has provided the editorial home for the journal since its founding more than 25 years ago. 

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Call for Papers_ Book on -Cultural Studies on #Chocolate_ #Paradigma #Akademi #Press

Cultural Studies on Chocolate

Deadline: August 10, 2023

 Paradigma Akademi Press invites book chapter proposals to be included in a forthcoming scholarly volume on “Chocolate and Media".

Scholars working in the fields of Social Sciences, Media and Communication Studies, Liberal Arts, Cultural Studies, Political History, Humanities Studies, Gender Studies and Advertisement are invited to submit papers on the following topics (but not limited with them):


-History of Chocolate
-Chocolate and Capitalism
-Child Labor and Chocolate
-Chocolate advertisements
-Are children prey for industry?
-Class and status of chocolate
-Chocolate in the cinema
-Chocolate and Gender
-Chocolate in your local area