Book Series

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    Arc Medievalist

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    Beyond Medieval Europe

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    Borderlines

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    CARMEN Monographs and Studies

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    Collection Development, Cultural Heritage and Digital Humanities

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    Connected Histories in the Early Modern World

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    Early Middle English (journal)

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    Early Social Performance

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    East Meets West: East Asia and Its Periphery, 200 BCE to 1600 CE

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    European Medieval Battlefields

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    Gender and Power in the Premodern World

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    Jewish Engagements

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    Medieval Ecocriticisms (Journal and Books)

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    Medieval Islamicate World

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    Medieval Media and Culture

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    Mesoamerica, the Caribbean, and South America, 700-1700

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    Places and Spaces, Medieval to Modern

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    Recreational Shakespeare

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    Spirituality and Monasticism, East and West

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    Teaching the Middle Ages

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    The Medieval Globe (Journal and Books)

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    War and Conflict in Premodern Societies

Book Series

Arc Humanities Press publishes high-quality academic studies that approach the premodern period from a global perspective and which engage with society. We provide scholars from various disciplines with a means of reaching fellow researchers and experts, as well as students and the wider public, that is uniquely oriented toward non-Eurocentric approaches to late antique, medieval, and early modern subjects. Arc believes that it is increasingly critical for scholarship to examine historical problems from such a global vantage point.

Arc also publishes in digital humanities, cultural heritage, public history and other applied humanities. Our aim is to illustrate the broader social impact of humanities research and reflect the exciting new networks developing between researchers and the cultural sector, including archives, libraries and museums, media and the arts. In this way Arc supports scholars seeking to engage with a broader public and to undertake research that has a positive impact on the community outside academia.

Our series and publications range across intercultural dialogue, marginalized voices, eco-research, medical humanities, women’s studies, non-Western research, new media, performance studies, and new pedagogical approaches to the past.

Arc’s publishing formats include not only academic monographs and thematic essay collections but also lower-priced formats (such as 30,000-word pocket books and 45,000 to 60,000-word minigraphs) and major online resources.

As the publishing arm of a learned society, the CARMEN Worldwide Medieval Network, Arc is able to draw on the expertise of scholars experienced in subjects outside western Europe as well as those whose background or current posting falls outside western Europe or the Anglosphere. We provide an unusual combination of two characteristics: the full services of a major academic publisher, including worldwide marketing and distribution as well as editorial and production support at no cost to the author (including full copy-editing and design), together with the individual attention, personal expertise, and dedication from the staff that one expects from a sharply focused publishing house.

Reporting to the CARMEN Board

Prof. Robert E. (Bob) Bjork, former director of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and its publishing program, has been an active supporter of CARMEN from its genesis. Since 2018 he has been Academic Director at Arc. He participates in the monthly Publishers Meetings at which volumes are contracted and subsequently approved for entry into publication. He holds a veto over decisions and serves on behalf of CARMEN to ensure the academic rigour of Arc’s publishing program and that it conforms to the mission of CARMEN. In addition he attends the annual meeting of CARMEN and its board meeting, to which he reports on the activities of Arc Humanities Press.