Call for Papers: Urban Settlements and Cosmology

Guest Editors:
Olimpia Niglio (Hokkaido University, Graduate School Humanities, and Human Sciences, Japan)
Rana P.B. Singh (formerly Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India)

The main purpose of this issue is:
to analyze the relation between urban planning and cosmology;
to understand how this dialogue has helped to build important historical settlements;
to see how it is reinterpreted today in terms of landscape cosmology.

Submission does not guarantee publication; all submissions will be peer‐reviewed before being considered for publication. Reviews of appropriate books and exhibits are also welcome.

Deadline for submissions for review: 1 December 2020.
Notification of outcome/acceptance: 15 January 2021.
Deadline for submission of final revised manuscript: 1 April 2021.
Publication (may be subject to change): Nexus Network Journal vol. 23, no. 3 (September 2021).

Submissions should be made via the NNJ Editorial Manager platform ( In the ‘Enter Comments’ box as part of the submission process, authors should note that the paper is for the special issue on Urban Settlements and Cosmology.

NNJ Editorial Manager

Prospective authors should also email the Guest Editors of this Special Issue directly to notify of their submission. Olimpia Niglio ( and Rana P.B. Singh (

This Call for Papers can be downloaded CFP_Urban-Settlements-and-Cosmology.