Call for Contributors--A Cultural History of Historiography

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Call for Publications
July 29, 2020 to July 1, 2021
Illinois, United States
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Intellectual History, World History / Studies, Social History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology



The editors of Volumes 5 and 6 of A Cultural History of Historiography are seeking contributors. The volumes are part of a six-volume set to appear in Bloomsbury Academic’s cultural history series.


All six volumes have the same eight chapter headings. Each chapter explores how the themes specified in the chapter title resonated in the work of historians and historical thinkers in the period. Each chapter is 8,000 to 10,000 words including notes and references. The submission deadline for the chapters is July 1, 2021.


The following chapters currently need authors:


Volume 5: A Cultural History of Historiography in the Age of Empire (1800-1920)


2. “Family, Household, and Health”

3. “Economics and Social Relations”

4. “Technology, Transportation, and Communication”

6. “Religion, Science, and Popular Beliefs”



Volume 6: A Cultural History of Historiography in the Modern Age (1920-Present)


1. “Geography and Social Hierarchy”

2. “Family, Household, and Health”

4. “Technology, Transportation, and Communication           “

6. “Religion, Science, and Popular Beliefs”


If interested, please submit the following to both editors:


• a current c.v.,

• a writing sample,

• a brief description of what you propose to include, specifying the chapter and volume.


In addition to established academics, we welcome proposals from those in the earlier stages of their careers (including graduate students and postdocs), as well as from public history professionals and independent scholars.


Jason McDonald, Truman State University (

Torbjorn Wandel, Truman State University (

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