Reviewed by: Cheryl LaGuardia, Research Librarian, Widener Library, Harvard University
Eras is an online, peer-reviewed journal edited and produced by postgraduate students from the School of Philosophical Historical and International Studies at Monash University, in Melbourne, Australia. The journal accepts submissions from the areas of Archaeology and Ancient History, History, International Studies, Jewish Civilization, Philosophy, Religion, and Theology. The editors also strongly encourage submissions from students in cultural studies, indigenous studies,
gender studies, and sociology, and will consider submissions from other disciplines with significant historical content (such as anthropology, economics, literature, and politics). Papers have come from students all over the world.
The most currently available issue, Volume 16, Number 2, January 2015, includes an editorial, four articles (“Faust’s Dog: Kierkegaard, Despair & The Chimera of Meaning,” “The Portico Belvedere: An Experience of Iconography, Illusion and Impressions upon the Soul,” “ ‘Serenity’ in an Uncertain Age: Reinhold Niebuhr and America’s Quest for Responsible Atomic Hegemony,” and “Nuclear Energy in South Africa: An Opportunity for Greater Energy Efficiency and Energy Security”), a review essay (“The Elephant in the Room: Confronting Petrie’s Racism”), a student essay (“Jimmy Carter: A Moral Hero”), and six book reviews. As you can see, essays range over a broad spectrum of disciplines and subjects, but the writing is overall quite good and one can see the makings of serious scholars here. An excellent read and a good title to be suggested to students for submitting their early professional writing.