Call For Papers: Borderlines: a special peer review publication

02 December, 2014

we seek to publish a book-length academic publication surveying artistic and conceptual practices of mapping. Among the topics we would like to explore are such matters as: how maps (visual or sonic) signify our imagination of a place; how borderlines define boundaries between the real and the virtual; how maps engage structures of knowledge; and whether cartography may fail to represent the full array of sensual dimensions that we experience in a place.

We invite imaginative original essays on the notion of borderlines and artistic practices of mapping as sites of ideological and aesthetic expression from a broad range of disciplinary perspectives. In the spirit of the “Borderline” performance events, creative presentation formats are particularly encouraged by the plurality implied in the title Borderlines.

Abstracts (approximately 500 words) of proposals are invited for submission by February 1, 2014. Final essays should be up to 4000 words including notes (Chicago Manual of Style, Social Sciences reference style) and should be submitted by June 30, 2015. We accept multimedia elements, such as visuals and video clips that will be incorporated on a webpage that will accompany the publication. Authors are responsible for the clearance of copyrights on any of the attached materials. 

The projected date of publication after the peer-reviewing process and editing: January 2016. Please send your essays as a WORD file to: and

Editorial board: Edwin Seroussi (chief editor), Ruthie Abeliovich, Hava Aldouby, Diego Rotman, Omri Ruah Midbar, Joseph Sprinzak, Dani Schrire.

Advisory academic board: Irit Rogoff (University of London), Eva Illouz (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Bezalel Academy of Art and Design), Carola Hilfrich (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem). 


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