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Experimental Practices seeks to develop science, art, and literature as truly experimental practices, and explores their interaction towards new forms of knowledge production.

The need to forge alliances between the humanities, arts, and sciences has increased in times of environmental, political, and technological crisis and transformation. Disciplinary hybrids, such as the environmental or medical humanities, and transdisciplinary endeavors in the fields of cultural studies, artistic research, and science and technology studies signal the urgency of a turn towards ecological and more-than-human approaches. These emergent practices and perspectives reshape modes of knowing and interacting in resonance with a broad array of worldly concerns, including decolonization, digitalization, and the reinvention of the social. In this context, Experimental Practices is a platform for creative forms of research at the intersections of the humanities, sciences, arts, and activism on issues that shape contemporary cultures and their future.

Taking “experimentation” as the practice, topic, and aim of the series, the editors welcome monographs or collected volumes on a specific concept or theme that contribute and enact a practice-based and theory-driven poetics of knowledge.

The series is committed to continue a fruitful collaboration with the international SLSA (Society for the Study of Literature, Science, and the Arts), including its independent European branch SLSAeu.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts to the publisher at BRILL, Christa Stevens.
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Architektur umfasst nicht nur die ästhetische und materiell-technische Manifestation gebauter Strukturen, sondern auch deren entwurfliche Entstehung sowie die soziokulturellen Verhandlungen ihrer Genese und Nutzung. Idee, Entwurf, Gestaltung und Gebrauch von Architektur konkretisieren sich in medialen Formen, so wie auch ihre Repräsentation und Aneignung nur medial bedingt betrachtet und verstanden werden kann. Medien und mediale Prozesse bestimmen zudem in immer stärkerem Maße die Existenzweise belebter und unbelebter Natur. In diesem Sinne wird eine auf die Gegenwart ausgerichtete Architekturwissenschaft immer auch medientheoretische Fragen berücksichtigen müssen.

Dies gilt in besonderem Maße für die Betrachtung von Gestaltungsprozessen, haben sich diese doch durch die Digitalisierung fundamental gewandelt. Zwischen Entwurf und Entwurfsmedium besteht dabei ein wechselseitiges Bedingungsverhältnis: Die Methoden und Techniken gestalterischer Arbeit werden zunehmend als aktive Mitspieler, als Agenten verstanden, die den Verlauf und die Ergebnisse entwurflicher Arbeit maßgeblich mitbestimmen.

Entsprechend kommt der Architektur heute soziokulturell und medientheoretisch eine konzeptionelle Schlüsselfunktion zu. Ihre zwischen Entwurf, Baulichkeit und Nutzung zum Einsatz kommenden Medien sind gleichzeitig realphysische und virtuelle Instrumente, die sich zudem immer stärker gegenseitig überlagern und durchdringen – sowohl im Prozess der Architekturproduktion mittels digitaler Werkzeuge als auch in ihrer Nutzung und Aneignung. All das findet kaum mehr statt ohne bildlich-mediale Rückversicherung, ohne die ständige, online geschaltete Multiplikation auf (Kamera-)Monitore. Es entstehen hybride, real-virtuelle Räume, die analoge wie digitale Zustände kennen. Die Erforschung dieses hybriden Raums erschließt für das Nachdenken über Architektur neue, komplexe und herausfordernde Themenfelder.

Es stellt sich die Frage, wie eine Architektur der Medien konzeptionell gefasst und theoretisiert werden kann, welche die virtuelle Räumlichkeit etwa in Computerspielen und medial geprägte Entwurfsprozesse des realphysisch gebauten Raums gleichermaßen adressiert. Denn unter Medien der Architektur sind heutzutage nicht nur digitale Entwurfswerkzeuge zu verstehen, sondern ebenso die wahrnehmungsprägenden digitalen Kommunikationsmedien im Allgemeinen. Deren mediale Logiken verändern die Architekturproduktion zwar weniger direkt als die digitalen Entwurfswerkzeuge. Gleichwohl schreibt sich die Charakteristik dieses universell erweiterten Zugangs zur Umwelt immer deutlicher auch in die Struktur gebauter und virtueller Räume ein.

Die Publikationsreihe Architektur der Medien | Medien der Architektur versteht sich als Plattform kritischer Architekturforschung zur gegenwärtigen Funktion und Bedeutung medialer Prozesse in der entwurflichen Genese, Wahrnehmung und Nutzung urbaner und baulicher Strukturen. Wie verändern sich durch diese Prozesse unsere Begriffe von Raum und Architektur? Wie wirkt ein solchermaßen verändertes Architekturverständnis auf das Entwerfen und Bauen zurück? Wie verhält sich architektonisches Entwerfen zu den Welten von Virtual und Augmented Reality? Und wo tritt die Architektur in einen Diskurs mit anderen Disziplinen wie etwa Medienwissenschaft, Raumtheorie und Anthropologie? Die Publikationsreihe bietet ein Forum für solche Diskurse zum Verhältnis von Architektur und Medien.
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‘All history is world history’ – but the history of architecture and urbanism is not. It has been written from numerous biased perspectives: the history of the former colonies from that of Europe, the history of twentieth century architecture from that of modernism, the history of Central and Eastern Europe from that of the ‘West’ – and we could expand this list indefinitely. Supporting a historical approach with a historiographical angle, Brill Studies in Architectural and Urban History welcomes books that respect and restore the global dimension of architecture and urbanism, critically re-evaluate existing bodies of knowledge, and are the result of thorough research that are largely based on primary sources. The series has no geographical or temporal limitations – we’re happy to accommodate books on renaissance Italy as well as studies on South-African shanty towns, the main focus of the series being its international and critical approach.

The peer reviewed series accommodates English language scholarly monographs, collections of essays, conference proceedings, and works of reference.
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Taiwan Studies is a relatively new yet rapidly growing field. This series, founded by the late J. Bruce Jacobs, publishes the results of high quality, groundbreaking research that provides new insights into Taiwan. Monographs and edited books from all disciplines, as well as cross-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research, are welcome. The series also welcomes submissions of translated work that presents the Taiwan intellectual world to English readers, as well as comparative research where Taiwan is an important component is also welcome. The target audience consists of academics as well as general readers and policy makers.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals following these guidelines by email to the publisher, Stephanie Carta.
Avant-Garde Critical Studies, a series founded in 1987 for themed-anthologies and monographs on all aspects of avant-garde and avant-gardism in modern literature, theatre, music, visual and applied arts, architecture and design from the late nineteenth century to the present.

We publish high quality research on specific trends in single arts, countries and regions, as well as comparative and interdisciplinary studies in the interrelation between the different arts as well as between the arts, social and political contexts and cultural life in the broadest sense and all its diversity.
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Brill’s Studies in Art & Materiality is a peer-reviewed book series dedicated to innovative scholarship about the relation between art, materials, and making.

Artists possess knowledge about materials, their affordances and interactions, and skillfully transform materials into art objects. The resulting specific materiality of a work of art is not only an index of its making, but is also fundamentally connected to meaning, aesthetic perception, mimetic potential, economic value, cultural and social impact, as well as its endurance and preservation. Understanding these connections enhances the field of art history and opens new avenues of investigation, ranging from the focused situated study of individual materials and art objects to comparative inquiries that cross traditional boundaries between genre, time, and space. The development of salient theoretical and methodological frameworks to study the materiality of art connects art history and its sub-disciplines (technical art history, museum studies) to anthropology, history of science, archaeology, material culture studies, as well as the cognitive sciences.

The series accommodates scholarly monographs, collections of essays, conference proceedings, and reference works that engage with the rich meanings of art works’ materiality.

The series is not restricted to a particular chronological period or geographical region, thereby allowing for a broad range of topics. In addition, the series has an interdisciplinary component, while keeping a distinct profile. As such, the series promises rich, innovative content for a wide academic readership.

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Arts, Creativities, and Learning Environments in Global Perspectives aims at investigating the encounters that can occur between the arts and creativities in various learning environments and cultural contexts. The series intends to explore the multiplicity of these approaches by presenting perspectives from diverse learning environments, not solely formal institutions like schools, universities, academies, and colleges, but also non-formal ones (cultural institutions, libraries, museums, theatres, orchestras, archives, organisations, and work-places) or informal ones (play and games, community projects, amateur art, and clubs). This means that a pluralistic view on the artS – indeed, plural – is being embraced by including artistic expressions from all genres and artistic encounters at all levels, including the arts-based, artist-led, arts-inspired, arts-integrated. We encourage contributions from all over the world, in order to challenge a well-established Western-centred understanding of creativity and art (singular). This series will strongly support global perspectives, cross-cultural studies, critical theories, creative dissemination and a broader re-framing of the role of the arts for learning and for society.
The European Association for Asian Art and Archaeology (EAAA) is the main academic society for Asian art and archaeology in Europe. It is an international, voluntary, independent, non-governmental and non-profit academic organization representing professional art historians, archaeologists, researchers, students and anyone interested in Asian art and archaeology from across Europe and beyond. The book series European Studies in Asian Art and Archaeology (EAAA) aims to publish in-depth, peer-reviewed scholarly contributions on topics relevant to Asian Art and Archaeology that treat these in a wider Asian context. The series endeavors to analyze and interpret the artistic and cultural heritage of ancient, modern and contemporary social realities in Asian societies, and to contribute in this way to a deeper understanding of the cultural, philosophical, political, sociological, religious and ideological values of Asia as a whole. The EAAA series' goal is to publish innovative research that will have a lasting impact by opening new research questions, which will help trace new theoretical and methodological pathways in the field of art history.

If you are working on a book that would be suitable for this series, please do not hesitate to contact Acquisitions Editor Teddi Dols (Teddi.Dols@brill.com).
The series Documenta Coranica is dedicated to the study of history of the Qurʾānic text as manifested in manuscripts and other sources. Documenta Coranica publishes witnesses of the Qurʾān from the early period in the shape of facsimile, accompanied by transcription and a commentary. The series makes codices on parchment, papyri, inscriptions, variant readings and other relevant sources for the history of the Qurʾān, accessible to the academic public. The first volumes contain manuscript fragments from Sanaa (DAM 01-25.1, DAM 01-27.1, DAM 01-29.1), the manuscript Ma VI 165 (Tübingen), and the codex Or. 2165 of the British Library.

The series comprises two sections: Manuscripta contains facsimile editions of Qurʾānic manuscripts with a line-by-line transcript in Modern Arabic script on the opposite page and a commentary about codicology, paleography, variant readings and verse numbering explaining content and characteristics of each manuscript. Testimonia et Studia contains studies about material evidence for the history of the Qurʾān, as manifested on papyrus, stone and rock inscriptions etc., as well in exegetical, narrative and philological sources.

Documenta Coranica inscribes itself into a German-French cooperation: in the framework of the research project Coranica, 2011-2014, and Paleocoran 2015-2018, both funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Agence Nationale de la Recherche.
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This new book series investigates innovative ways to think about and design our built environment. The premise of Architectural Intelligences is that theories of design can generate innovative design methods and novel design projects. Architectural Intelligences seeks synthesis, hybridity, or tensions between architectural theory with other knowledge disciplines, to produce new insights, new speculations, and new design protocols. Architectural thought and production becomes thereby active and uniquely transformative. Books in this series will unfold new forms of order, organization, innovation, and experimentation that can shape and redirect current architectural thought, in dialogue with other disciplines, as game-changers.

Prospective authors in the disciplines of architecture, interiors, and urban spaces are encouraged to submit truly trans-disciplinary proposals (for single authored, co-authored, or edited volumes). Brill welcomes scholarly works that examine the area of applied architectural theory, drawing expertise in another knowledge discipline, such as:
• Architecture + Game Theory
• Architecture + Hypermodernity
• Architecture + New Ecologies
• Architecture + New Materiality
• Architecture + New Forms of Pleasure
• Architecture + Media-Philosophy
• Architecture + New Subjectivities
• Architecture + New Networks
• Architecture + Posthumanism

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts to the publisher at BRILL, Christa Stevens.