Bibliographic details



Käte Hamburger Centre for Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Studies | CAPAS

  • Robert Folger
  • Jenny Stümer
  • Felicitas Loest

Copy Editor

  • Michael Dunn

Editorial Board

  • Stefan Bargheer, Aarhus University
  • André Butz, Heidelberg University
  • Lorenzo DiTommaso, Concordia University Montreal
  • Jack Halberstam, Columbia University
  • Jessica Hurley, George Mason University
  • Maria Manuel Lisboa, Cambridge University
  • Collin McAllister, University of Colorado Springs
  • Audra Mitchell, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Luna Nájera, Yale University
  • Joanna Page, Cambridge University
  • Oxana Timofeeva, European University of St Petersburg


Apocalyptica is an interdisciplinary, international, double-blind, and peer-reviewed open access journal published by the Käte Hamburger Centre for Apocalyptic and Post-apocalyptic Studies at Heidelberg University.

The journal publishes incisive analyses and diverse perspectives regarding the end of worlds. It provides an international and interdisciplinary platform for theoretical explorations, methodological considerations and experimental case studies concerned with the apocalypse. Fostering a diverse and international research perspective and encouraging interdisciplinary exchanges, publications include a combination of open call submissions and contributions by our CAPAS fellows that consider the many sides of apocalyptic thinking in order to investigate an archive of the apocalyptic imaginary and to explore experiences of the apocalypse and post-apocalypse as they unsettle the past, present, and future.

Apocalyptica publishes research from a broad range of fields in order to champion the potential of critical thinking and cultural analysis in the humanities as well as the social and cultural sciences as an imaginative and (potentially) transformative force. Occasionally, where appropriate, contributions also draw on the environmental and natural sciences. Our aim is to encourage the production of transdisciplinary knowledge and debate on the apocalypse as a figure of thought, discursive node, and/or line of flight, an assemblage of images, a concrete historical experience, and an empirical phenomenon.