Call for Papers

For centuries (millennia?) people have been preoccupied with the concept of time. Plato stated, in his dialogue Timaeus, that "time is the moving image of eternity.” Just like him, later philosophers, artists and scientists elaborated on time and change vs. fixed/ immobile eternity or, on  time for action vs. time for reflection/meditation. From Saint Augustin to Bergson and Einstein, they considered the difficulties in defining time, exposed time as a physical dimension and  duration as lived mental experience or mused over time as a limited resource for humans. Finitude being a defining feature of mankind, death appeared as the greatest challenge. The biological time, with birth, growing up and ageing as phenomena specific to all living beings, would not soothe the anxiety engendered by the unpredictability of future. Between historical past and contemporaneity one could perceive time as a precondition for both evolution and demolition, for understanding social stratification, since its utilization patterns claim the status for time as the fourth dimension along to the three-dimensional/euclidian space.  

All these we look forward to being dealt with in original critical studies/scholarly articles that would bring fresh and creative insights for our Vol. 2 issue 1. of PAH/P’Arts’Hum (Papers in Arts and Humanities) academic journal. Possible topics include but are not limited to:


  • past, present, future: hypostases of time
  • mythical time, religious and profane time
  • time vs times
  • linear time vs.circular time
  • objective time vs. subjective time
  • measuring and quantifying time,
  • objects quantifying time: sundials, clocks, watches, chronometers, etc.
  • analogue and digital time
  • a pillar of the modern city: time measurement
  • Eastern and Western times
  • natural and artificial time rhythms
  • obsession of/with time
  • the fetishization of time management
  • waiting as a literary motif
  • negotiating time  & mediation time
  • nostalgia of the good old times
  • the never-ending obsession with time travel
  • time segmentation and time overlaps in everyday life
  • in the nick of time...
  • reordering & recording time in personal histories
  • expanded and concentrated time in personal and group narratives
  • the ritual structuring of personal and community time
  • culture and the perception of time



The word length for abstracts is 150 – 250, key words 5

The word length for scholarly articles is 4000 - 7000

The word length for reviews is 1000-1500


Submission deadline for the abstracts (extended deadline:) October 25th 2021 to

Submission deadline for full papers (following the acceptance of abstracts): December 1st 2021

Intended publication date: June 1, 2022