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Philology is an international peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of human traditions as they emerge from oral, written, carved, painted, digital, performed, ancient, contemporary texts. The journal aspires to challenge and reformulate the expression of philological studies in the present day. We propose that the contemporary world be understood in its multicultural complexity, and thus that philology be re-founded as a relevant social science. To this end, we encourage constant dialogue with the methodologies of other disciplines, including linguistics, cultural anthropology, archaeology, paleoethnology, genetics and cultural biology. Philology promotes all efforts to go beyond the traditional boundaries of our habitual fields of enquiry, with the purpose of accomplishing anti-dogmatic and unprejudiced tools for facing the challenges of contemporaneity. The journal is open to a wide variety of interdisciplinary approaches, from the study of linguistic evolution to literary interpretation, from textual criticism to the investigation of texts and ethnotexts, from etymological reconstructions to the cognitive analyses of archaeological facies. Philological problems exist in the grammar of signs inscribed on a prehistoric stone or a shamanic drum no less than they do in the transmission of a text from one old manuscript to another.


General Editor:

Francesco Benozzo


Editorial Board

Francesco Benozzo (Ethnophilology, Università di Bologna, Italy)
Vladimir Biti (Slavic Philology, Universität Wien, Austria)
Daniela Boccassini (French and Italian Philology,
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)
Salwa Castelo-Branco (Ethnomusicology, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)
Mattia Cavagna (Romance Philology, Université de Louvain, Belgium)
Louis-Jacques Dorais (Arctic Philology, Emeritus, Université Laval, Québec)
Markus Eberl (Pre-Columbian Philology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA)
Matthias Egeler (Scandinavian Studies, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany)
Keir Douglas Elam (English Literature, Università di Bologna, Italy)
Andrea Fassò (Romance Philology, Emeritus, Università di Bologna, Italy)
Inés Fernández-Ordóñez (Spanish Philology and Linguistics,
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain)
Fabio Foresti (Sociolinguistics, Università di Bologna, Italy)
Roslyn Frank (Ethnolinguistics, Emeritus, University of Iowa, USA)
Beatrice Gründler (Arabic Philology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)
Mihály Hoppál (Ethnology, Magyar Tudományos Akadémia, Budapest, Hungary)
Martin Kern (East Asian Philology, Princeton University, USA)
John Koch (Celtic Philology, Canolfan Uwchefrydiau Cymreig a Cheltaidd, Aberystwyth, UK)
Albert Lloret (Digital Philology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA)
Anna Maranini (Classical Philology, Università di Bologna, Italy)
Matteo Meschiari (Cultural Anthropology, Università di Palermo, Italy)
Alberto Montaner Frutos (Spanish and Semitic Philology, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)
Gonzalo Navaza (Toponimy, Universidade de Vigo, Spain)
Ephraim Nissan (Historical and Computational Linguistics, Goldsmith College, London, UK)
Stephen Oppenheimer (Genetics, Oxford University, UK)
Marcel Otte (Prehistoric Studies, Université de Liège, Belgium)
Michael Papio (Italian Philology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA)
José Manuel Pedrosa Bartolomé (Oral Philology, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain)
Andrea Piras (Iranian Philology, Università di Bologna, Italy)
Stefano Rapisarda (Romance Philology, Università di Catania, Italy)
Uta Reuster-Jahn (African Philology, Universität Hamburg, Germany)
Dario Seglie (Archaeology, Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
Bora Cem Sevencan (Archaeology, Oulun Yliopistoo, Finland)
Wayne Storey (Textual Philology, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA)Marco Veglia (Italian Literature, Università di Bologna, Italy)


Editorial Office:

Francesco Benozzo
Università di Bologna
Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture Moderne
Via Cartoleria 5
I-40124 Bologna, Italy


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