Hamsa: the seventh volume and call for papers

 The seventh volume of Hamsa: Journal of Hebraic and Islamic Studies is divided into two sections.

It contains a monographic issue focused on the ways in which religion marked visibility through perceptible differences in medieval Europe and the Mediterranean. The papers included in it show the tension between visibility through othering or self-labelling, and invisibility through cultural assimilation or through marginalisation was a constant in medieval urban and rural areas.

This issue includes an introduction by Clara Almagro-Vidal and Jörn R. Christophersen, and four papers penned by Ana Echevarría Arsuaga, Jose-Luis Pascual Cabrero, Hadas Hirsch, and Florian Jäckel. The topics of these papers encompass the study of the regulation of visibility in urban environments in Medieval Iberia; the analysis of a Muslim community in Medieval Castile and its distinguishing features; the exploration of regulations regarding clothing in Islam during the Middle Ages, and the examination of religious rituals in Eastern Christian communities and the influence of Islamic practices in them.

The section Varia of this volume includes an article authored by Zelinda Cohen on the preservation of Jewish memory in 19th century Cabo Verde; a study written by Hervé Baudry about the figure of Arthur Barros Basto, a major figure in the renaissance of Judaism in Portugal; and an article by José Alberto R. Silva Tavim on the topic of conversions of Muslims and Jews in Early Modern Spain and Portugal


Now, looking for new contributions about the theme within the universe of Arabic and Hebraic studies, the next volume of HAMSA will be dedicated to the topic Arabists and Hebraists (18th -20th century). It is intended to summon up Arabists and Hebraists whose activity was developed inside or outside the Academy, also encompassing those who work in a solitary way or in non-traditional more and less ephemeral groups, or alternative networks. The chronological range extends from the 18th to the 20th century, allowing the inclusion of the beginning of modern Arabic and Hebraic studies, in Europe, Middle East and new American states, as also others less obvious regions of the world.

Editors: André Silva, Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar «Cultura, Espaço e Memória» (CITCEM); Joana Gomes, Instituto de Filosofia da Universidade do Porto; Michel Kabalan, Instituto de Filosofia da Universidade do Porto.


The deadline is 28th February 2022 and the papers should be sent to hamsa@uevora.pt

Instructions and more informations in: https://journals.openedition.org/hamsa/2460

Publicado em 29.09.2021