Marco Polo

Studies in Global Europe-Asia Connections
     topic: cultures of the middle and far east and the mediterranean africa  
  • ISSN 2785-5899
  • e-ISSN 2785-5627
  • Language en
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Aims & Scope

The book series, sponsored by the Department of Asian and North African Studies through the Marco Polo Research Centre for Global Europe-Asia Connections, is designed to publish up-to-date research that is supported by the Centre. In dialogue with the intellectual tradition of the Centre, our research interests are vast, spanning manifold spaces (from Japan to the Mediterranean Sea), times (from Neolithic times to today, and possibly the future), and themes (from modern geopolitics to religious identities to climate change to archaeological sites), with particular attention to trans-Eurasian interactions. This emphasis on intercultural contact and exchange, especially at the crossroads of the ostensible European-Asian divide, is evoked through the title of the series: indeed, Marco Polo travelled all the way from Venice to Beijing at the end of the 13th century, engaging with many different political contexts, nations, and civilisations along the land and sea routes later jointly known as the Silk Road (or, better, Silk Roads). This concept, with its underlying reference to the exchange of things and ideas across societies, is a historical phenomenon of great significance associated with a distant past; however, the spectre of the Silk Road(s) has never rested. The People’s Republic of China announced the ‘Silk Road Economic Belt’ (now known as the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’) in 2013. In other words, the distant historical traditions of the Silk Road(s) continue to penetrate discursive reality in our own day and age. Globalisation – with its various and contradictory connotations – is an overarching motif that links the Silk Roads of the past and the present. Inspired by the famous Venetian merchant, our book series prioritises studies that are inquisitive, bold, and dynamic, with a preference for transcultural and interdisciplinary studies. We welcome manuscripts that are grounded in rigorous scholarship and speak to international academic conversations within and across diverse disciplines, including history, international relations, economics, environmental studies, literature, languages, archaeology, art history, philosophy, religion, anthropology, geography, music, social sciences, and the digital humanities. The books in this series will focus on specific research topics but will range from single-authored monographs to edited volumes with multiple authors, each contributing a chapter to an organically conceived whole.

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    Editors-in-Chief
    Sabrina Rastelli, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Elisabetta Ragagnin (Vice-Editor), Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

    Advisory Board
    Peter Benjamin Golden, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Arts and Sciences, USA    
    Minoru Inaba, Kyoto University, Japan    
    James E. Montgomery, University of Cambridge, UK    
    Sebastien Peyrouse, Elliot School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, USA    
    Roderick Whitfield, SOAS, University of London, UK    

    Editorial Board
    Jong-Chol An, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Luca Anceschi, University of Glasgow, UK    
    Attilio Andreini, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Maddalena Barenghi, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Stefano Beggiora, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Ágnes Birtalan, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary    
    Daniele Brombal, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Katja Centonze, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Marco Ceresa, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Howard Chiang, University of California, Davis, USA    
    Simone Cristoforetti, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Thomas Dahnhardt, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Laura De Giorgi, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Giovanni De Zorzi, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Aldo Ferrari, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Antonella Ghersetti, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Rachel Harris, SOAS University of London, UK    
    Pedram Jam, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran    
    Matthias Kappler, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Derek Kennet, Durham University, UK    
    Rajeev Kinra, Northwestern University, USA    
    Mark Kirchner, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Deutschland    
    Paolo Lucca, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Gina Marchetti, The University of Hong Kong, China    
    Michele Matteini, New York University, USA    
    Daniela Meneghini, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Toshio Miyake, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Hasna Jasimuddin Moudud, Independent researcher    
    Maria Cristina Paciello, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Stefano Pellò, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Michaël Peyrot, Universiteit Leiden, Nederland    
    Elena Pollacchi, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Cody Poulton, University of Victoria, Canada    
    Marco Salati, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Joseph Emanuel Sanzo, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Vanessa R. Sasson, Marianopolis College, Quebec    
    Armin Selbitschka, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, Deutschland    
    Federico Squarcini, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Theocharis Stavrides, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus    
    Zahra Taheri, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia    
    Francesca Tarocco, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Cristina Tonghini, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Richard Quang-Anh Tran, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Ulo Valk, Institute of Cultural Research, Tartu, Eesti    
    Jens Wilkens, Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, Deutschland    
    Eckart Woertz, Director, the GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies; Universität Hamburg, Deutschland    

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