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Numbers Issue 6 Deadline Extended! | posted December 13, 2013

Trigonometrie 1612 FrontispieceOur deadline for submissions for Issue 6, Numbers in Early Modern Writing, has been extended to the 20 January 2013. We have had really interesting submissions from scholars in Europe and North America, but also inquiries about later submissions, and would hope that scholars take the opportunity to submit any potential article concerning Numbers in Renaissance and Early Modern culture.

Articles are invited on, but not confined to, the following subject areas:

  • Ways of counting and things to count: inventories and accounts; time and tempo; feet and metre.
  • Numbers in print: reference tables, logarithms, cross-referencing, indices.
  • Books on arithmetic, double-entry book-keeping and merchants’ handbooks.
  • Ciphering and deciphering.
  • The use of zero and other mathematical symbols in literature and drama.
  • Dance, music and other numerical art forms.
  • Making a reckoning: performing numbers on stage.
  • Numbers in the material text: ways of using numerical books, and their owners.
  • Mystical numbers, kaballah, numerology.
  • Mathematical methodologies; measuring, mapping and quantifying.

This issue will be guest-edited by Dr Katherine Hunt and Rebecca Tomlin, organisers of a conference on the topic held at Birkbeck, University of London, in May 2013, from which some of the papers are expected to be taken. Potential contributors are advised to consult the notes on submissions procedure and style guidelines

Initial enquiries regarding possible contributions can be sent to northernrenaissance+numbers@gmail.com