Special Issue of KronoScope: Journal for the Study of Time

“Time Studies: Recalling the Past, Assessing the Present, Predicting the Future”

Guest Editor: Jo Alyson Parker, jparker@sju.edu

Managing Editor: Dennis Costa, dcosta@dcosta

May 7, 2023, marks the centenary of the birth of J. T. Fraser, founder of the International Society for the Study of Time—the first and only society dedicated to the interdisciplinary investigation of time. To commemorate this important anniversary, KronoScope invites contributions exploring time studies. Submissions may address J. T. Fraser’s integrated theory of time, including how this theory intersects with the writer’s own work or impacted them in general. They may take an interdisciplinary approach to time studies or may examine time studies in a particular discipline. They may address the historical evolution of such studies or the current state of the field. Of particular interest in these fraught and uncertain times are possible future trends. Over 50 years since the first ISST Conference, J. T. Fraser articulated why the interdisciplinary study of time was important to his own past as a World War II refugee and concurrently projected why it would remain important as we confronted the future:

As for its future, for an answer, I have to return to the source, namely, to search for the broadest organizing principles to help arrange the bewildering memories of my World War II life. Those principles I found in the idea and experience of time. To appeal to those organizing principles, one must proceed through all known fields of human knowing. Therefore, the future of our theme will depend on the progress of mutually useful advances in the explorations of time felt and time understood (“Founder’s Lecture: The Origins and Future of the Integrated Study of Time,” KronoScope 11, nos. 1-2 [2011], pp, 7-16; Fraser’s emphasis).

The special issue will appear in spring 2023.

A biannual, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal, Kronoscope is the associated journal of the International Society for the Study of Time. Published by Brill Academic Publishers since 2001, KronoScope is available in both print and online versions, and it is indexed/abstracted in the following: the International Directory of Philosophy, MLA, Linguistic and Language Behavior Abstracts, Scopus, Social Services Abstracts, Sociological Abstracts, and Worldwide Political Science Abstracts.

Submission guidelines

· Please submit your essay electronically (a Word document or PDF, double-spaced) at the following website by December 31, 2022: https://www.editorialmanager.com/KRON/default.aspx

· Essays should be between 5000-8000 words. References and bibliography should be formatted according to The Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition). Either the Notes and Bibliography or Author-Date References style of documentation is acceptable.

· Essays should be geared toward an interdisciplinary audience rather than specialists in your particular field.

· If you will require permissions in order to reproduce copyrighted material, please begin working on getting them right away as we have found that this process can take a long time.

Please address any questions to Dr. Parker (jparker@sju.edu).