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International Encyclopaedia for the Middle Ages-Online

The International Encyclopaedia for the Middle Ages-Online (IEMA), an entirely new supplement to the Lexikon des Mittelalters (LexMA), is being produced under the joint auspices of the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and Brepols Publishers; it is available by subscription at Brepolis, the Brepols site for online medieval encyclopedias, bibliographies, and databases. The chronological range of IEMA is 300–1500 CE, and it will cover all of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, in addition to aspects of other cultures known to the people of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. Academic oversight of IEMA is coordinated by an international editorial team:

Editor-in-Chief: Patrick J. Geary (UCLA)
Executive Editor: Blair Sullivan (UCLA)

Editorial Board: Michael J. B. Allen (UCLA), János Bak (Central European University), Paul Freedman (Yale), Hans-Werner Goetz (Hamburg), Alan V. Murray (Leeds), Eric Palazzo (Poitiers), Claudia Rapp (University of Vienna), Chase Robinson (Oxford), Ian Wood (Leeds)

Editorial Advisers: Paul Arblaster (K.U. Leuven), Courtney M. Booker (University of British Columbia), Chris Jones (University of Canterbury, Christchurch), Maura Nolan (UC Berkeley), John Ott (Portland State University), Cosmin Popa-Gorjanu
(University of Alba Julia), Sebastian Sobecki (McGill University)

IEMA contains commissioned articles, between 500 and 4500 words in length, that complete, supplement, or update the coverage offered by LexMA. If you would like to write entries for this project, please send a current CV and a list of the articles within your area of expertise to Dr. Blair Sullivan, sullivan@humnet.ucla.edu. We are currently seeking authors for the list of headwords attached below, but our commissioning of articles is by no means limited to these subjects.

Contributor's Guide

    Manuscript preparation:
  • Please submit the article electronically, as an e-mail attachment in Windows format. If the article contains special characters, please note that the font we use for IEMA is 10 pt. Arial Unicode MS.
  • Do not use footnotes for documentation; the bibliography is your documentation.
  • Please include subheadings within the articles; a rough guide is a subheading for every 500 words. These subheadings will be used for cross-indexing links.
  • Abbreviations should be kept to a minimum.
  • For dates, use the following forms: 24 February 1020; February 1020; 1020s; 1021–1023.
  • Inclusiveness: The article’s bibliography is a select list of available sources. It is not meant to provide a comprehensive survey of the topic.
  • Length: Bibliography is not included in the assigned word length, but the number of entries should be proportional to the size and importance of the article. A rough guide is one bibliography item for every 200 words of writing; thus for a 2,000 article, some 10–12 items would be appropriate.
  • Information to be included (as appropriate): author or editor, title of article, title of publication, translator, series, series volume number, place of publication, publisher, year of publication, article page numbers, ISBN or ISSN number, type of publication, language of publication.

Sample Bibliographical Entries:

Ruiz, Teofilo F. From Heaven to Earth: The Reordering of Castilian Society, 1150–1350. Princeton: Princeton University Press 2004. ISBN 0-691-00121-9. Monograph, English.

Brann, Boss and Adam Sutcliffe, eds. Renewing the Past, Reconfiguring Jewish Culture from al-Andalus to the Haskalah. Jewish Culture and Contexts. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press 2004. ISBN 0-812-23742-0. Collection of articles, English.

Damian, Peter. The Letters of Peter Damian, 121–150. Trans. Owen J. Blum and Irven M. Resnick. The Fathers of the Church Mediaeval Continuation 6. Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press 2004. ISBN 0-813-21372-X. Translation, English.

Fassler, Margot. “Psalms and Prayers in Daily Devotion: A Fifteenth-Century Devotional Anthology from the Diocese of Reims, Beinecke 757.” In Worship in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Change and Continuity in Religious Practice. Ed. Karin Maag and John D. Witvliet. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press 2004. 5–40. ISBN 0-268-03474-5. Article, English.

Clopper, Lawrence M. “Is the Tretise of Miraclis Pleyinge a Lollard Tract against Devotional Drama?” Viator 34 (2003) 229–271. ISSN 0083-5897, ISBN 2-503-52243-2. Article, English.

Please direct inquiries and submissions to Blair Sullivan, sullivan@humnet.ucla.edu.

IEMA Contributor’s Agreement (PDF will open in new window)

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