Submissions Opening Soon

We are excited to begin work on the second edition of the Dies Legibiles Journal! Submissions will be opening in October, so start thinking about any essays, translations, or pieces of artwork you might want to submit for our 2022 edition.

Now Accepting Submissions!

Submissions for the 2020/2021 publication are now open!

We are accepting research papers, book reviews, translations, and art in English, French, and Spanish. Any undergraduate student at any college or university may submit. So long as your submission pertains in some way to the period 400 – 1600 CE, you’re good to go!

Further details regarding submissions can be found in the “Submissions” tab in the menu above. The call for submissions will remain open until March 31st 2021.

The Inception of Dies Legibiles!

Hey there! Thanks for checking us out!

We are an undergraduate journal of medieval history at Smith College, founded September 2020 by students Gwen Ellis and Alexandra Domeshek. Our primary mission is to challenge normative discourse on the Middle Ages, mainly Eurocentrism, by publishing student research pertaining to a wide variety of topics (including art, art history, language, translation, and religion) and to a wide range of geographical regions. Our publication hopes to facilitate discourse and, of course, provide a platform for fellow students to showcase their work.

Oh, and if you’re wondering about the name: “dies legibiles” is a phrase which was used in academic calendars at Oxford University in the 14th century to denote days on which classes and disputations were to be held. Join us in keeping that spirit of debate alive!