Humanitas is the oldest scholarly journal published in Portugal devoted to Greek, Latin and Renaissance Classical Studies, although it welcomes contributions from other interfacing fields of study (History, Archaeology, Philosophy, Religion, Art, Rhetoric, Reception of the Classics, among others). Owned by the Instituto de Estudos Clássicos of the Faculdade de Letras, University of Coimbra, Humanitas has been published regularly on a yearly basis since its inception in 1947. The journal is aimed at researchers and scholars, both Portuguese and international. Contributions in Portuguese (the language of the Lusophone world), as well as in English, Spanish, Italian and French are welcome. Given its growing internationalization, the journal privileges the publication of articles in English. Contributions can be of two types: a) original specialized articles constituting relevant approaches capable of stimulating the advancement of research in their respective areas; b) review articles of works published during the 2 years preceding the submission. Type a) contributions are subject to a blind peer review process by international referees chosen on the basis of their expertise in the relevant scientific areas. Responsibility for publication of type b) contributions rests with the journal’s Board of Editors and Advisory Board. This journal does not accept papers submitted for publication in other periodicals or books. Upon submission of their manuscripts, all authors must declare on their honour that they comply with this rule. Humanitas is indexed at Web of Science (Thomson Reuters/ESCI), Latindex, Dialnet, European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS), Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), EBSCO, Scientific Journal Impact Factor and BIBP (Base d’Information Bibliographique en Patristique).
The publication of Norma & Transgressão II was motivated by the wealth and variety of the reflection around the various ways in which each community experiences its own identity in the regulatory activity and gesture of rule-breaking, as well as, at a later stage, the integration of the transgressions executed (experienced as a new field of expanded identity). This dynamic, which cuts across many disciplinary areas, leads to the question of the boundaries of the individual(local) I and of the (global) community: what does it mean to be strange and not to be? to what extent does the tense connection between the normative and the transgressive constitute a process that determines collective and individual behaviour through which human beings learn, advance, and understand themselves and others? With its multidisciplinary and transhistorical character, this book is destined not only for postgraduate students of Classical Studies, but also for the broader public beyond the academic sphere.