The Rootcutter: Expression of Interest
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Currently, we are soliciting book reviews and translations. We are unfortunately not able to pay for contributions at present.

Book Reviews: We are welcome short reviews (500-700 words) of books relevant to the history of medicine in antiquity. We are interested in reviews both of new and forthcoming books and of older works or classics that deserve to be revisited. Please feel free to pitch reviews of both academic and non-academic works.

Translations: We are soliciting contributions for a series of micro-translations of passages from ancient medical texts that are not otherwise available in English (500–1500 words). Is there an obscure treatise on astrological medicine you've been working on? An intriguing chapter from a late antique encyclopedia? A medical poem? Here is an opportunity to send us a slice of your source text, together with a brief introduction to contextualise the material and point out its relevance to the history of medicine, along with links to any work you have already published on the text.

If you have an idea for a different kind of contribution—something we haven't thought of yet—please feel free to drop the editors an email.

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