Appel à articles : Journal of Islamic Archaeology

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.


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)

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Sterenn Le Maguer (2014, 5 janvier). Appel à articles : Journal of Islamic Archaeology. IISMM. Consulté le 23 mai 2024, à l’adresse

Sterenn Le Maguer

Archéologue spécialiste de la péninsule Arabique et du commerce dans l'océan Indien, vacataire à l'Institut catholique de Paris, chercheure associée au CEFREPA.

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