'Global Histories: A Student Journal': EXTENDED Call for Submissions open until January 20th, 2018

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Call for Papers
January 20, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Diplomacy and International Relations, Graduate Studies, Intellectual History, Research and Methodology, World History / Studies

Call for Submissions

extended Deadline: January 20th, 2018



In recent years, global history has become one of the most ambitious and promising strands of historical research. The approach targets relations, flows, and actors that challenge the assumption of the nation state as a natural and inevitable category of historical analysis. It calls attention to the importance of transnational, trans-regional, or trans-local connections and their influence on the past.

But how can we actually "do global history" in practical terms? To which issues and themes does global historical research add insight? How can global history complement but also challenge other disciplines? And conversely, what critiques and new ideas can other disciplines bring to global history?

To contribute possible answers to these questions, we encourage the submission of research articles that exemplify concrete research informed by global historical perspectives or reflect relevant methodological considerations. The wide range of questions pursued in the research articles previously published in Global Histories may serve as a starting point for your consideration:


We also welcome the submission of history conference reviews. Please review a history conference which you have attended in the last months, focusing on how the conference was intellectually conceptualized and how it related to wider trends within the discipline of history.

Who We Are

Global Histories is a student-run open-access journal based in the MA Global History program at Humboldt-Universität and Freie Universität in Berlin. We are looking for submissions from fellow students across the world for our journal's fifth issue which is to be published in April 2018.


Article submissions should be 5000-7000 words and conference reviews approximately 1000-1500 words. All submissions must be in English, follow the Chicago Manual of Style for Notes and Bibliography and must not be under review or have been previously published elsewhere. For more detailed information on our submission guidelines please consult: http://www.globalhistories.com/index.php/GHSJ/about/submissions

Authors should register on our website www.globalhistories.com to submit their work. Questions related to topics or submissions should be directed to submissions@globalhistories.com in advance of the January 20th, 2018 final deadline.

Contact Info: 

Paul Sprute, editor of 'Global Histories'
Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut - Arbeitsbereich Globalgeschichte
Koserstraße 20
14195 Berlin