Call for Papers

Call for Papers – Call for the submission of articles and critical reviews to be published on issue no. 19 of the Journal of the History of Society and Culture.


Until November 30, 2018, the annual Journal of the History of Society and Culture (RHSC) welcomes proposals of articles and critical reviews, in Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, French, and English, for its next issue (no. 19, for the year 2019).

All submitted texts must be original and scientifically accurate works, written in strict compliance with the Journal’s editorial norms available online at Following approval by the Editorial Board, the texts will be subject to an anonymous process of external scientific evaluation conducted by experts from the respective fields.

Papers must be submitted in WORD format (.doc or .docx files) and addressed to the coordinator of the current issue, using the following email addresses: and/or

The authors will be notified of all decisions concerning the submitted texts. In case the number of submissions exceeds the limit of papers that can be published by the journal, the Editorial Board will decide, in agreement with the authors, to postpone the publication of some papers for the following year.  

In line with its Editorial Statute (, this journal publishes original research papers of a historical nature, encompassing different subjects and time periods. This issue will also include a special section titled Religions and Normativities, whose call for papers is available online at the abovementioned link.

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Call for Papers for the Special Section – Call for the submission of articles to be published in the special section Religions and Normativities of issue no. 19 of the Journal of the History of Society and Culture.


Issue no. 19 of the Journal of the History of Society and Culture will include a Special Section featuring history articles on the social, cultural, economic, political, psychological, theological, historical and legal aspects, among others, comprised in the study of the normativity of several religions.

Since normativity – especially religious normativity, which will be analysed in this special section – is at the origin of the events to which its prescriptions are directed, it follows the actions and general impressions it outlines. Hence, normativity cannot be separated from a specific context. An element with an imperative nature, normativity serves as a guiding paradigm for action and a rational structure which has sometimes failed to fully achieve its goals. Some of the subjects to be discussed in this special section address how religious normativity emerged and (re)organized itself, the goals it set out to achieve and their level of achievement, its patterns of action, and whether it converged, cooperated or clashed with other normative systems across different latitudes and societies, and during various historical periods.

It will be particularly interesting to conduct a crossdisciplinary study of the following subjects adopting a micro or macro scale of analysis:


– Reflection about concepts that cut across the different religious normative systems (Faith, Dogma, Frontier, Liberty, and Alterity, etc.);

– Religions, churches, and multinormativity;

– The legal status of the indigenous populations;

– The importance of religious normativity in regulating societies in the Old and New Worlds;

Jus praedicandi, the Iberian School of Peace and Law in/of Novus Orbis;

– Historiography and sources of canon law;

– The development, diversity, and variability of jurisprudential knowledge; the doctrine of the authors, the schools, the currents, the philosophies and the legal methodologies;

– The areas of knowledge and expertise, and the paths/careers of jurists;

– Ecclesiastical jurisdiction and courts of justice;

– Criminal laws and judicial praxis;

Deviant/standardized behaviours and the practice of justice.


The Scientific Coordinator of issue 19 of the RHSC


Jaime Ricardo Gouveia (CHSC-UC; CHAM-UNL; POLIS-UFAM)