Issue 16(1)/2021 of Nordicum-Mediterraneum is now available online

Giorgio Baruchello, professor at the Humanities and social sciences Department is the editor of the issue
Issue 16(1)/2021 of Nordicum-Mediterraneum is now available online

The new regular issue 16(1)/2021 of Nordicum-Mediterraneum has been released. It comprises three new scholarly articles that underwent double blind peer review, six editorially refereed additional contributions, and a rich collection of book reviews of recent scientific and scholarly volumes, many of which deal with Arctic-related issues.

As regards three new research articles that underwent double blind peer review, two of them deal with matters concerning the Nordic countries, i.e., experimental pedagogy across Scandinavia (“Children’s Rock Art. A Scandinavian Study” by Francis Joy) and the implications for the Arctic region of the current international shipping regime of flags of convenience (“What Are These Countries Doing Here? Analyzing Transparency in the Current Flag of Convenience Regime and Their Impact on Shipping in the Arctic” by Jonathan Wood, Thomas Viguier and Emma Ashlock). The third one, instead, recovers and reassesses the importance of an eminently Mediterranean cultural creation, i.e., classical rhetoric, in connection with the pedagogical needs arising from the increasingly visual and oral features of today’s digital media (“The Need for Oratory Skills in the Digital Age. A Phenomenological Approach to Teaching Speech Today” by Henrik Juel).

The additional research items were authored by: Enrico Arona, who adds two more instalments to his ambitious series on the nature and aims of legal philosophy and argumentation; the human rights specialist Eyassu Gayim, who uses our journal to alert us to the ongoing tragedy of Tigray; Jürgen Jamin, who contributes the first lexicon of key terms in Roman Law ever written in Icelandic; Marisa Dolente, who releases two original manuscripts by the Genoese historian Severino D. Dolente and a short biography of the same; and the Croatian literary critic and auteur Nikola Tutek, who pens a witty reflection on the demonisation of the year 2020, which has witnessed, inter alia, a worldwide pandemic and the likely end of Trumpism in American politics. All these additional contributions, as usual, underwent thorough editorial review.