Borderlines publishes 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.

Evaluation and Peer Review

The press has every proposal independently evaluated by expert reviews before any formal commitment is made by the press to the author. Further, all submitted manuscripts are subject to peer review by an expert chosen by the press.

Titles Published

Available as hardback and PDF ebook and, in some cases, as Open Access and in paperback. Click on heading above for current list.

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