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Call for articles for the Journal of the History of Society and Culture, issue no. 18.

Until November 30, 2017, the Journal of the History of Society and Culture (RHSC) welcomes proposals of unpublished articles for its next issue (no. 18, for the year 2018).

Papers may be submitted in Portuguese (following the New Orthographic Agreement), Spanish, Italian, French or English. All papers must be written in strict compliance with the Journal’s editorial norms , available online at (http://chsc.uc.pt/publicacoes/revista-de-historia-da-sociedade-e-da-cultura/normas-de-edicao/). All papers will be subjected to the scientific refereeing of a committee of experts.

Papers must be submitted in WORD format (.doc or .docx files) and directed to the coordinators of the current issue, Covadonga Valdaliso-Casanova and Maria Amélia Álvaro de Campos, using the following email addresses [email protected] and/or [email protected] .

In line with the Journal’s Editorial Statute (http://chsc.uc.pt/publicacoes/revista-de-historia-da-sociedade-e-da-cultura/), this issue welcomes unpublished research papers of a historical nature, encompassing different subjects and time periods. This issue also includes a call for papers for the special section Perceção, reação e registo de fenómenos naturais antes do Iluminismo (Perception, reaction and record of natural phenomena before the Enlightenment), available online at:

Call for Papers for the Special Section Perceção, reação e registo de fenómenos naturais antes do Iluminismo, to be published in issue no. 18 of the Journal of the History of Society and Culture.

Issue no. 18 of the Journal of the History of Society and Culture will include a Special Section comprising papers dedicated to studying the perception, interpretation and record of natural phenomena in the periods preceding the consolidation of the modern scientific thinking.

The goal is to explore how certain climatic, astronomical, seismological and vulcanological phenomena, among others, were experienced, explained and assessed prior to the development of technologies capable of predicting, monitoring and deciphering them. Attention must be given to the documents, accounts, representations (pictorial, sculptural, etc.) and remains (archaeological, architectural, urban, etc.) that inform us of eclipses and comets, storms and shipwrecks, volcanic eruptions, river floodings, gales, droughts and other phenomena which, directly or indirectly, left a mark on the populations and are part of their collective memory.

From the most exceptional or particularly catastrophic phenomena to the most common but, nevertheless, still noted by their contemporaries and recorded as a part of their daily lives, it is important to understand and question the meaning attributed to such phenomena, the reaction to their consequences and the reasons behind their record.

In addition to the diachronic and geographically unconstrained focus and the framing of the subject matter within the framework of the History of the Climate and Environmental History, this Special Section is meant to offer an interdisciplinary perspective complemented by the contributions of experts in the fields of Urban History, Rural History, Economic History, Military History, History of the Expansion, History of Art and Literature, among others.