The Medieval Globe: a new journal of interest


by Candace Barrington

The Medieval Globe, a new journal edited by Carol Symes, is now accepting submissions. It explores the modes of communication, materials of exchange, and myriad interconnections among regions, communities, and individuals in an era central to human history. It promotes scholarship in three related areas of study:

1. the direct and indirect means by which peoples, goods, and ideas came into contact

2. the deep roots of allegedly modern global developments

3. the ways in which perceptions of “the medieval” have been (and are) constructed and deployed around the world.

This third area will be of particular interest to those involved in Global Chaucers, it seems, and we look for suggestions for possible collaborative projects. If you have any ideas or proposals, please contact either Candace ( or Jonathan (


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