Call for Publications for the Book Series “Critical, Connected Histories” from Leiden University Press

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Call for Publications
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, Asian History / Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Middle East History / Studies, South Asian History / Studies

Dear friends and colleagues,


I hope this email finds you in good health. The book series “Critical, Connected Histories,” from Leiden University Press is currently soliciting manuscripts for publication.

The series editors are myself and Nira Wickramasinghe, with Fred Cooper, Engseng Ho, Ilham Khuri-Makdissi, Susan Pennybacker, Bhavani Raman, and Willem van Schendel on the editorial board. As noted in the call, the series seeks to explore unfamiliar social, cultural, and political issues that connect people of Asia, the Middle-East, Africa, Americas, and Europe in the modern age (since 1700). In addition to manuscripts we also accept edited volumes. I would be most grateful if you forward it on to those potentially interested! Works published in the series can be found here.


Submission Guidelines:

  • We seek works that are both theorised and empirical, exposing both the destruction and potential of the modern age, from 1700 onwards. The series focuses on cultural and historical studies and crosscuts the disciplines of modern history, political science, sociology and cultural studies.
  • We invite scholars at any stage of their careers to share their book proposals and draft manuscripts with us on a subject within the scope of the series. We particularly welcome proposals based on rigorous and innovative interdisciplinary work.
  • The series will be principally comprised of monographs, but will also include high- quality edited volumes. Proposals based on substantially re-worked PhD theses are also welcome.
  • Proposals for monographs or edited volumes should kindly follow the LUP Book Proposal Form ( and should also include the envisaged table of contents or overview of the volume and abstracts of the proposed chapters or articles.
  • For questions or to submit a proposal, contact our publisher Saskia Gieling ( or the series editors Nira Wickramasinghe ( and/or Tsolin Nalbantian (

Best wishes,
Tsolin Nalbantian


Contact Info: 

Tsolin Nalbantian, Ph.D.
University Lecturer, Modern Middle East History
Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Leiden University
Vrieshof 4, 1.11B

+31 (0)71 527 2985