Call for Papers

Call for Papers: Third Edition of the Distant Worlds Journal (DWJ)

Migration and Change: Causes and Consequences of Mobility in the Ancient World

Whether it is tourists going on a holiday or pilgrims traveling to holy places, migrant workers pursuing a better life abroad, or refugees trying to escape natural disasters or political or religious wars in their home countries, today as well as in the ancient world migration and mobility greatly impact society. Whereas some of the influences are   obvious, others are less visible. Yet the causes and consequences of migration and   mobility have only recently started to receive an increasing amount of attention. The 3rd issue of the Distant Worlds Journal seeks an interdisciplinary approach to the     various forms of migration and mobility in the ancient world by exploring the social, cultural, religious, political, and economic underpinnings and implications of movement in the ancient world.

For this issue, we welcome contributions that address migration and mobility either from a methodological perspective or in the form of case studies. Some possible topics include the various types of migration and mobility; the diversity of its causes and effects; the social, political, and economic factors in both home and foreign countries; the extent to which migration raises questions of identity, citizenship, and a sustainable society; and the reception of migration and mobility. 


If you are interested in publishing in this volume of the DWJ, please contact us with any questions or submit a paper to by 31st March 2017. Contributions should be between 3000 and 6000 words, in English or in German. Information on the editorial guidelines and the review process are available on our website.

Albert Dietz, Aaltje Hidding, Julia Preisigke

Fellows of the Munich Graduate School for Ancient Studies ‘Distant Worlds’


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