The very term humanism has come to signify a number of concepts, from the cultural trend initiated in 14th century Italy focused on the study of humanities to any system of thought or any initiatives and actions that promote human interests and human values. The foundation of any form of humanism is the understanding of human nature.

Today, we are witnessing and participating in the most spectacular achievements of science, technology and exploration that are impacting the way humans relate to nature, to other humans and to themselves. And yet these rapid transformations are not free of tensions and counter-tendencies. Expeditions to Mars take place alongside flat-earth conferences and the same human impulse that promotes progress and welfare is also responsible for climate change and the depredation of natural resources and habitats. We live in a paradoxical moment in which technological advancement is shadowed by new forms of illiteracy, and the promise of an interconnected peaceful global community still leads to new wars, new divisions and new forms of intolerance.

Our journal wishes to capture the reactions of intellectuals and artists to these tensions and opposing tendencies by providing a forum for responses and reflections on contemporary human endeavors in all of their diversity, complex manifestations and disquieting aspects.


Voyages uses double-blind review for evaluating manuscript submissions.  Every contribution is reviewed by three readers who express their opinion and make editing suggestions, without knowing the name of the author.  Authors are requested to submit a Title Page containing relevant contact details and the submitted Manuscript with no author details as 2 separate files. Essays, reviews, creative writing or translations should be no longer than 10,000 words, formatted in APA or MLA styles (double-spaced), with endnotes and a bio-note on the author, including contact information. Essays should be introduced by a brief abstract and keywords to facilitate editing.

This is a process that requires time, so potential contributors typically receive an answer to their cover letter within 3-6 months. Once the contribution is accepted, the author will be contact when the publication of the forthcoming issue is imminent.

Contributions can be in English or in Italian. Material that has already been published will not be accepted. However, translations of a published essay, poem, short story etc. from the original language into English or Italian will be considered. Publication subventions are available for two translations per issue. Authors may also submit their own translations, but only high-level translations are accepted.

Voyages does not retain any copyright, so it remains with the authors.

Images of works of art: Images of works of art should be submitted as separate TIFF or JPEG files at a resolution of at least 150dpi. Individual image size should not exceed 4MB. Audio and video submissions are also encouraged.

Please submit all materials to the following email address:

florence.voyages@nyu.edu