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The Senses and Material Culture in a Global Perspective

Editor: Zuleika Murat
Publishing Manager: Jirki Thibaut

Method of peer review
double-blind undertaken by a specialist member of the Board or an external specialist

Senses, Material Culture, Visual Culture, Perception, Religion, Emotion, Disability, Impairment, Global, Antiquity until today

Accepted Language(s):
English, French, Italian, Spanish, German

Accepts Contributions in Open Access


The series aims to investigate paradigms of sensation in a global perspective, incorporating methods and tools derived from different disciplines including Sensory Studies, Material Culture Studies, and Disability Studies. It aims to bring together scholars to develop the notion of sensory agency of material objects and art through an interdisciplinary, combined examination of material and visual culture, sensory perception, and the social, cultural and moral values attributed to the senses. The series also seeks to develop notions of intrasensoriality and sensory diversity, acknowledging the variety of sensorial experiences. It adopts a transnational, global perspective, and a broad chronological framework, spanning from Prehistory until today.

Rather than promoting theoretical studies, it aims to encourage and welcome contributions rooted in the everyday lived experiences of individuals belonging to diverse social groups, categories and communities, including people with different ways of sensing. In this regard, the material culture of sensation will form a crucial part of the examination. Studies that focus on discourses on the senses in narrative and documentary texts, hence setting sensation against a broader interpretive background, will also be considered.


    Joanna Day, University College Dublin
    Rosamund Oates, Manchester Metropolitan University
    Annette Kern-Stähler, University of Bern
    Francesco Alatta, University College London
    William Tullett, Anglia Ruskin University
    Fabio Massaccesi, University of Bologna


    Main Language: English
    Additional Languages: French, Italian, Spanish

    Double-blind undertaken by a specialist member of the Board or an external specialist

    All volumes in this series are evaluated by an Editorial Board, strictly on academic grounds, based on reports prepared by referees who have been commissioned by virtue of their specialism in the appropriate field. The Board ensures that the screening is done independently and without conflicts of interest. The definitive texts supplied by authors are also subject to review by the Board before being approved for publication.

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    Submissions should be sent to: Zuleika Murat, University of Padua,