Please send all inquiries and submissions to FragmentsJournal@gmail.com
The editorial board is pleased to announce the establishment of Fragments, a new, open-access and peer-reviewed journal, published by Michigan Publishing, a division of the University of Michigan Library. The journal's first articles were published in July 2011.
Fragments provides a forum for dialogue and exchange between scholars in all fields of the humanities and social sciences who study the premodern world. The journal encourages scholars to pursue subjects of broad interest to colleagues working in other places and times, and to pursue comparative and connective approaches in investigating the past. The editors also invite scholars to explore interdisciplinary approaches, such as those that synthesize the insights of textual scholarship and archaeology, or history and sociology. We also welcome articles that introduce methodologically innovative approaches to the shared challenges of interpreting and understanding bodies of premodern evidence that are distinct in kind and quantity from the evidence of the more recent past. The broadest aim of Fragments is to transcend fragmentation: to foster research that overflows the boundaries of various well-established and vital traditions in order to generate new, integrated ways of thinking about the premodern past.
In order to foster dialogue, the editorial board will commission three published commentaries from scholars working outside of the author's field. The commentaries will seek to expand the scope and import of the article by introducing perspectives from other subfields and disciplines.