• Journal
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  • Journal


    Journal for the History of Cosmological Thought

    Ourania is dedicated to the study of cosmological thought, its cultural influences and reception, from ancient to modern cultures around the globe up to and including the present day. ‘Cosmological thought’ is conceived broadly to incorporate the exploration of cosmological themes through the art, architecture, material, oral and written expressions of cultures as well as their ritual practices.

    Ourania is also a forum for experimental dialogues between humanistic inquiry, STEM disciplines and ethno-cosmological thought in the pursuit of a more richly expansive and inclusive understanding of the cosmos and the diverse expressions of our relationship with it.

    Reflecting these aims, in addition to the traditional static contents of articles, Ourania offers an immersive and multi-dimensional reading-experience through embedded interactive content that can be accessed by scanning Quick Response (QR) codes e.g. videos, audio files; 3D-model reconstructions; satellite imagery.

    FUNDING: Ourania is funded by the Johns Hopkins University as part of the Cosmic Visions Project, and in collaboration with the Space Telescope Science Institute.

    FORMAT: Paperback, 17 x 24 cm

    ACCESS: Open Access

    FREQUENCY: Annual and also special theme-oriented special issues.

    PEER-REVIEW: Double-blind

  • Editors

    Karen ní Mheallaigh, Johns Hopkins University, USA - knimhea1@jhu.edu

    Associate Editor
    Jessica Lightfoot, University of Birmingham, UK
    Consuelo Manetta, Scuola Normale di Pisa, Italy

    Editorial Board
    Anthony Aveni, Colgate University, USA
    Barbara Bienias, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
    Lisa Cooper, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
    Paul Delnero, Johns Hopkins University, USA
    Maria Gerolemou, Johns Hopkins University, USA
    Marcelo Gleiser, Dartmouth College, USA
    Fabio Guidetti, Università di Pisa, Italy
    Divna Manolova, Max Planck Institut, Berlin, Germany
    Stamatina Mastorakou, Max Planck Institut, Berlin, Germany
    Christopher Minkowski, University of Oxford, UK
    Frédéric Neyrat, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
    Marina Escolano Poveda, University of Liverpool, UK
    Dario Robleto
    Jennifer Roberts, Harvard University, USA
    Francesca Schironi, University of Michigan, USA
    Sacha Stern, University College, London, UK
    Lingxin Zhang, Georgetown University, USA

    Advisory Board
    Barbara Borg, Scuola Normale di Pisa, IT
    Christopher T. Britt, STScI, USA
    Betsy Bryan, Johns Hopkins University, USA
    Sean Carroll, Johns Hopkins University, USA
    William Egginton, Johns Hopkins University, USA
    Mark Geller, University College, London, UK
    Stephan Heilen, University of Osnabrück, Germany
    Richard Jasnow, Johns Hopkins University, USA
    Alexander Jones, ISAW, New York University, USA
    Huseein Jirdeh, STScI, USA
    Marc Kamionkowski, Johns Hopkins University, USA
    Jenna Meade, University of Western Australia, Australia
    Lawrence Principe, Johns Hopkins University, USA
    Francesca Rochberg, University of California, Berkeley, USA
    Mark Schiefsky, Harvard University, USA
    John Steele, Brown University, USA

  • Contact


    Ourania: Journal for the History of Cosmological Thought FAO Prof. Karen Professor Karen ní Mheallaigh
    114 Gilman Hall, Johns Hopkins University,
    Dept. of Classics John Hopkins University,
    3400 N. Charles Street,
    Baltimore, Maryland, 21218, USA ourania@lerma.it

    For Europe:

    Ourania: Journal for the History of Cosmological Thought
    L’ERMA di Bretschneider
    Via Marianna Dionigi 57
    00193, Rome, Italy
    +39 066874127

  • Open Access Policy

    Open Access Policy:

    • Ourania is a fully open access journal, which means that all the accepted articles will be published with a non-exclusive Gold Open Access CC BY-NC-ND licence (Attribution –Non Commercial- No Derivs), under Creative Commons licenses (cambridge.org), as long as they are used for scholar purposes and source is properly quoted, In addition to the printed version, a fully open-access online version is available both as e-book/pdfs, and Hypertext Markup Language files (HML). Giving this, authors who publish with us implicitly agree to publish under this policy, thus contributing to free knowledge spread.
      The journal does not charge authors article evaluation (AE) or article processing charges (APC), for they are entirely paid by the funding body, as a result of an agreement between the editor in chief (Johns Hopkins University) and L’Erma di Bretschneider.
      The terms of re-use for Gold Open Access content are stated in the copyright line of the article
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