The interdisciplinary journal Hagar is currently accepting manuscripts for a special issue on Memory and Periphery. The study of memory has become well established in the social sciences and humanities, but much of the research still focuses on the "center" of society and on collective, cultural or social memory as representing the elusive notion of a "majority." We ask, instead, what are the functions of seemingly "marginal" and "peripheral" elements in the exchanges that characterize and constitute mnemonic practices and products?
We invite contributions that explore various perspectives on the topic, dealing with different countries and periods and using diverse methodologies.
As a whole, Hagar focuses attention on the issues, viewpoints and discussions that emerge from the outside looking in. We are interested in contributions that demonstrate how such peripheral perspectives shed constructive and illuminating light on the seemingly insoluble conflicts that characterize their “center.” Hagar provides a stage for critical scholarship that seeks to understand the different ways in which geographic, political and historical realms and identities are constituted, the different modes of power employed in these processes, and the ways in which these vantage points can illuminate central debates and controversies.
True to the spirit of the joint social science-humanities faculty at Ben Gurion University in Israel, which hosts Hagar, we aim to present discussions that incorporate diverse disciplines and methodologies. Submissions from all fields within the social sciences and humanities are welcome. We are particularly interested in articles that combine case studies with original theoretical insights. The journal emphasizes the use of clear, jargon free language that makes its articles accessible to a wider audience.
Please send manuscripts to Kobi Kabalek (email@example.com) no later than December 30, 2013.
For submissions to other issues of the journal please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Humphrey Institute for Social Research
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
P.O. Box 653, Beer-Sheva 84105, ISRAEL
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