Empires and World History

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
May 8, 2020 to November 1, 2020
Subject Fields: 
World History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Atlantic History / Studies, Southeast Asian History / Studies, African History / Studies

World History Connected is a 14-year-old affiliate of the World History Association published by the University of Illinois Press. It is currently seeking papers for a special issue on new research and also exciting scholarship of teaching on topics germane to the interdisciplinary field of Empires and World History, which embraces, but is not limited to, trans-regional, comparative, gender, and, global studies. Submissions should be received by November 1 for possible publication in the February issue of 2021. Submissions on other topics are also welcome at any time. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to the Editor at mgilbert@hpu.edu. Correspondence relating to books to be reviewed and those interested in reviewing books for this issue, should contact cskwiot@mma.edu. Due to cost, books for review cannot be supplied to reviewers outside the United States.

All submissions are subject to double-blind peer reviewer.  World History Connected reserves the right to decline to publish any submission.

All submissions must follow the style sheet on the left-hand side of the journal’s webpage at https://worldhistoryconnected.press.uillinois.edu/ (though currently the need for an abstract has been waived). It should be conveyed with the subject line “WHC Submission and the author (s) last name.” Submissions should also be prepared double spaced, with one-inch margins and subheads at the left-hand margins, with endnotes, a short biography (250 words) such as that appears on all published WHC articles, a mailing address, and phone number.  Length of submitted articles should be more than 3,000 words, with upper limitation as is appropriate (usually not more than 10,000 words).  

 For those unfamiliar with World History Connected (ISSN 1931-8642) is an open sourced (free) e-journal that currently reaches 1.85 million "readers" (scholars who read more than two articles) annually and attracts 6 million visits to its website. It is published 3 times a year (February, June, and October). Recent issues of the journal have explored the Atlantic in World History and Film in World History. Scheduling is an art rather than a science, so those wishing to submit an individual article pursing innovative approaches to this interdisciplinary field or wishing to serve as  Guest editors curating one of its “Forum” sections (a group of articles on a topic of interest to the field) should express that interest as soon as is practical. Past “Forum” guest editors have included Presidents of the American Historical Association and the World History Association (Patrick Manning and Laura Mitchell, respectively).

Contact Info: 

 Marc Jason Gilbert, Editor, Hawai'i Pacific University

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