CfP: Global Histories: A Student Journal

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Call for Papers
February 7, 2021
Subject Fields: 
World History / Studies, Public History, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Immigration & Migration History / Studies

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; 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, methodological and public history essays giving examples of concrete research informed by global historical perspectives or reflecting relevant methodological considerations. The wide range of questions pursued in the research articles which have been published in Global Histories so far may serve as a starting point for your consideration: We also welcome the submission of book or conference reviews. 


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, both at the undergraduate and graduate level, across the world for our journal's seventh volume which is to be published in May 2021. 



Article submissions should be 5000-7000 words, essays 3000-6000 words, and reviews approximately 1000-1500 words. All submissions must be in English, follow the Chicago Manual of Style for Notes and must not be under review or have been previously published elsewhere. For more detailed information on our submission guidelines please consult:

Authors should register on our website to submit their work. Questions related to topics or submissions should be directed to well in advance of the February 7th, 2021 final deadline.

Contact Info: 

Ruby Guyot