Claroscuro Journal (Revista Claroscuro) invites scholars to contribute to the Special Thematic Issue on: “Community Resilience in Ancient Egypt”, coordinated by Dr Anna-Latifa Mourad (Macquarie University).

The peer-reviewed, open-access, dossier will focus on the resilience and adaptations of communities in ancient Egypt. Resilience is approached as the degree to which a complex system, such as a group, community or institution, is capable of self-organisation and of maintaining its structures and functions by, for instance, adapting to internal and external stresses. Papers exploring the different facets of community resilience and adaptation within the chronological range of the Predynastic to Roman Period Egypt are welcomed. Topics may include microscalar, macroscalar or multiscalar approaches to collapse, social and/or cultural transformations, resistance, human-environment relations, political and historical developments, and network shifts. 

With the aim of encouraging an interdisciplinary perspective, this issue welcomes contributions from different areas such as history, archaeology and anthropology, and from diverse perspectives such as social, gender and material culture studies as well as theoretical productions.

As the dossier is planned for publication in Issue 22 Vol. 2 of Claroscuro by the end of the year, we invite you to submit your article to by 16 June 2023, CCing

For inquiries on the special thematic issue or to check the suitability of the topic of your contribution, feel free to contact Dr Anna-Latifa Mourad at

Only original unpublished articles will be considered. Articles will be double blind peer-reviewed and, upon approval, will be edited for language and published online only (Open Access). The reception of articles, outside the dossiers, and reviews is permanent.