Call for Submissions: Issue #1

Minidoka Project, Idaho 1918. Photo from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, of the U.S. Department of the Interior

Minidoka Project, Idaho 1918. Photo from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, of the U.S. Department of the Interior


Submission Deadline: August 31, 2017

Issue Scope

How might interdisciplinary practices promote a reconsideration of the role that humanity plays in a more-than-human world?

In a deeply fragmented and disciplined-based world, Mapping Meaning creates a space to encounter divergent approaches toward “surveying” landscapes in the face of radical global change and ecological and social crises.

Inspired by a photograph from 1918 depicting an all-female survey crew, Mapping Meaning supports the creative work and scholarship of all those working at the margins and ecotones.

In its inaugural issue, Mapping Meaning, the Journal, seeks submissions that cross and/or challenge traditional boundaries between social, psychological and environmental ecologies with the greatest potential to revitalize dialogue and foster alternative narratives. We solicit work from scientists, humanists and artists from within or outside the academy and are especially interested in field-based research and learning.  Work will be reviewed by issue editors and the editorial board.          

Areas of Particular Interest

Experimental Knowledge Practices that utilize divergent approaches to address issues of ecological complexity in our physical, social and spiritual worlds.

Collaborative Methodologies showing examples across discipline, distance and generation.

(Re)Surveying Scholarship and Creative Work that uncovers unrecognized histories.

Issue #1 Editors: 

Krista Caballero (University of Maryland, College Park) and Sylvia Torti (University of Utah)



Authors who publish with Mapping Meaning, the Journal agree to the following terms:

  1. The author(s) claim full ownership of all material (and have obtained publication permissions when necessary).
  2. The work is original and unpublished.
  3. Mapping Meaning, the Journal, has the right to edit all work submitted. Authors whose work is accepted will work directly with issue editors, and will have the right to review final editing and corrections prior to publication.
  4. Authors retain copyright.
  5. Authors may enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for work as long as they acknowledge its original publication in Mapping Meaning, the Journal.
  6. Mapping Meaning editors have the right to return, un-reviewed, submissions that do not meet journal’s standards or overall mission.