Knowledge Communities
European History
Shannon Cunningham
Clare Monagle, Macquarie University
Mette Bruun, University of Copenhagen
Babette Hellemans, University of Groningen
Severin Kitanov, Salem State University
Alex Novikoff, Fordham University
Willemien Otten, University of Chicago Divinity School
Geografische scope:
Medieval Europe, medieval Middle East, the medieval Mediterranean, Byzantium, possibly even medieval North Africa
Chronological scope:
The medieval and early modern period
history, philosophy, theology, intellectual history, Middle Ages, communities, cultural history, anthropology, medieval history

This series focuses on innovative scholarship in the areas of intellectual history and the history of ideas, particularly as they relate to the communication of knowledge within and among diverse scholarly, literary, religious and social communities across Western Europe. Interdisciplinary in nature, the series especially encourages new methodological outlooks that draw on the disciplines of philosophy, theology, musicology, anthropology, paleography and codicology.

Knowledge Communities addresses the myriad ways in which knowledge was expressed and inculcated, not only focusing upon scholarly texts from the period, but also emphasizing the importance of emotions, ritual, performance, images and gestures as modalities that communicate and acculturate ideas. Knowledge Communities publishes cutting-edge work that explores the nexus between ideas, communities and individuals in medieval and early modern Europe.

   A university class, 1350s retrieved from wikipedia commons

A university class, c. 1350

Proposals Welcome:

The series welcomes scholarly monographs and edited volumes in English by both established and early-career researchers.

Proposals for should kindly follow the standard AUP Proposal format and should also include the envisaged table of contents or overview of the volume and abstracts of the proposed chapters or articles. 


Further Information:

For questions or to submit a proposal, contact our Commissioning Editor Shannon Cunningham ( 

pdf bestand  Download the Series Information Leaflet