Borderlines welcomes monographs and edited collections that, while firmly rooted in late antique, medieval, and early modern periods, are “edgy” and may introduce approaches, methodologies, or theories from the social sciences, health studies, and the sciences. Typically, volumes are theoretically aware whilst introducing novel approaches to topics of key interest to scholars of the pre-modern past.

Borderlines reinforces one of CARMEN’s key aims, namely to foster research links beyond the humanities. The series therefore operates under the auspices of the CARMEN Publications Committee.

Publications of conventional length (70,000 to 110,000) as well as short-form (45,000 to 60,000) are accepted.


Geographical Scope

Western Europe and beyond

Chronological Scope

200 – 1700


Intersections between science, history, and literature, including with medical history and health studies; humanities and the social sciences, including anthropology, archaeology, demographics, human geography, legal history, pedagogy, political science, socio-economic history.

Editorial Contacts (select any from our acquisitions team or the following)

Titles in Production or Contracted

William Rogers (University of Louisiana, Monroe), Writing Old Age and Impairments in Late Medieval England

Mathias Nordvig (University of Colorado, Boulder), Myth and Environment in Early Iceland

Anne M. Scott (University of Western Australia) and Michael David Barbezat (University of Western Australia), Fluid Bodies in Pre-Modern Literature, Theology, and Art: Rethinking Expressions of Bodies and their Fluids

Susan Wade (Keene State College), Symbolism of the Bed in the Middle Ages

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