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The Journal of the Society for the History of Discoveries

Terrae Incognitae is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published for the Society for the History of Discoveries. The aim is to examine the history and impact of geographic exploration and cross-cultural interaction around the globe prior to the modern era. Each issue includes an expansive book review section.

Recent articles have ranged from the use of DNA technology to track the movement of chickens and thus populations in pre-historic Oceania to the role of the Order of Christ in furthering 16th-century Portuguese expansion; from the significance of inter-cultural adoption or rejection of clothing for understanding cross-cultural interaction to Marco Polo’s influence on cartography.

Information for Contributors

We welcome contributions to Terrae Incognitae. All information concerning article submission can be found on our publisher’s web site.


Interested in subscribing to Terrae Incognitae? Join the Society for the History of Discoveries and this important journal is provided as part of your membership, both print and online access.
The journal is also available through institutional subscriptions. 

Editor: Dr. Richard Weiner, Purdue University, Fort Wayne

Associate Editors:  Gregory C. McIntosh (University of Lisbon) and Lindsay Frederick Braun (University of Oregon)

Book review editor: David Buisseret, Newberry Library

This Journal is distributed free of charge to all current members of the Society for the History of Discoveries. 

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Editorial Advisory Board

Mirela Altić – Institute of Social Sciences, Croatia ♦ Imre Demhardt – University of Texas at Arlington, USA ♦ Dan Duda, Memorial University, Canada ♦ Ralph Ehrenberg – Falls Church, Virginia, USA ♦ Barry Gough, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada ♦ Donald Harreld – Brigham Young University, USA ♦ Francis Herbert – Royal Geographical Society-IBG, London, UK ♦  Gregory McIntosh – University of Lisbon, Portugal ♦  Elizabeth Mancke – University of New Brunswick, Canada ♦ Marguerite Ragnow – James Ford Bell Library, University of Minnesota, USA ♦ Bruce Solnick – Lenox, Massachusetts, USA ♦ Carol Urness – Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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