Final Call for Submissions: Deadline June 15, 2021 | Empires in World History, World History Connected

Joseph M. Snyder Discussion
Call for Papers
June 15, 2021
Subject Fields: 
World History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Economic History / Studies, Social History / Studies, Diplomacy and International Relations

World History Connected, a 14-year-old affiliate of the World History Association published by the University of Illinois Press (, is seeking papers for its Forum, a section of topically articles devoted to research and also the scholarship of teaching on the topic “Empires in World History” that are germane to the interdisciplinary field of world history. That field embraces, but is not limited to, trans-regional, comparative, gender, and global studies. Submissions should be received by June 15, 2021 for possible publication October 2021. In October 2022, a projected companion Forum will address teaching the new turn in the study of decolonization, with a July 1, 2022 deadline for submissions. The submission of papers suitable for the individual articles section of the journal on any topic of interest to researchers and practitioners of world history are always welcome.

All submissions must follow the style sheet on the left-hand side of the journal’s webpage at and conveyed with the subject line WHC Submission and the author (s) last name. Such submission should also include a short biography (250 words) similar on that appears at the conclusion of on published WHC articles; a mailing address and a phone number. Length of submitted articles should be more than 3,000 words, with the upper limitation as is appropriate (usually not more than 10,000 words).

For those unfamiliar with World History Connected (ISSN 1931-8642), it an e-journal publication of the University of Illinois Press, which currently reaches 1.85 million "readers" annually (scholars who read more than two articles) and attracts 6 million visits to its website. It is published 3 times a year (February, June, and October).  The February issue of the Journal addresses Latin America in World History and the June issue will address Environment/Ecology/Sustainability.  Possible future issues include Decolonization, Maritime subjects, active learning (games, simulations) and authoritarianism in global and historical perspective and are yet to be determined, but papers on those subjects are welcome.

Scheduling is an art rather than a science, so those wishing to submit articles for consideration on these subjects or any subject should express that interest as soon as possible. The journal welcomes submission of ideas and Guest Editors who might wish to curate an issue with a “Forum” or group of articles on a topic of interest to the field. “Forum” guest editors have included Presidents of the American Historical Association and the World History Association, such as Patrick Manning, Laura Mitchell and the incoming President, Jonathan Reynolds.  The journal welcomes any who seek to author an individual article or bring together articles pursing innovative approaches to this interdisciplinary field.

Submissions or inquiries should be sent to: Marc Gilbert, Editor-in-Chief, and/or Joseph Snyder, Guest Editor,

Contact Info: 

Marc Gilbert, Editor-in-Chief