Institut für Geschichte

CfP: Global Humanities


Neofelis Verlag

CfP: Global Humanities. Studies in Histories, Cultures, and Societies, Vol. 1 (January 2015)

On the Correlation of Center and Periphery
Edited by Frank Jacob

The new journal Global Humanities: Studies in Histories, Cultures, and Societies has the aim to bring together international scholars in the field of humanities, in order to discuss problems of a global and transnational world in an interdisciplinary and wide range. For its initial volume, we are looking for contributors from all disciplines of the humanities.

In the field of post-colonial studies and in regards to political history, there has always been a correlation between the center and the periphery. Those traceable elements and influences that affect the center and the periphery also become evident when one takes a more cultural perspective. For the first volume of the new, forthcoming biannual and peer-reviewed journal, Global Humanities: Studies in Histories, Cultures, and Societies, which will be published by Neofelis Press (, we are looking for articles that will directly discuss these correlations. There is a wide range of topics that could be covered. We especially appreciate contributions, which will deal with the non-European world and the approaches are open for a global or more regional perspective. We encourage scholars from all disciplines in the humanities to send in proposals for contributions that could focus on, but are not limited to:

- Historical approaches dealing with the correlation of the center and the periphery
- Interrelationships of the European and non-European world
- Economic correlations
- Cultural topics (e.g. assimilation, acculturation, peripheral protest, etc.)
- Revolutions and their influence
- Religious aspects with regard to the above-mentioned correlation

In order to better plan the first volume of this new journal, we would like to ask you to send in an abstract (max. 300 words) and a short CV for your proposed paper, which should both be sent to the editor no later than February 28th, 2014. The final papers will typically be 5.000-7.500 words in length and are due on May 31st, 2014. After they are received, they will subsequently be peer-reviewed. We will inform all of our contributing authors about their acceptance into the journal before August 31st, 2014 and the articles will be published in Vol. 1 in January 2015.

We also welcome book reviews of recent publications if they relate to the above-mentioned topics. The reviews should be approximately 500-750 words and should be submitted before August 31st, 2014.

Please send your preliminary abstract, your final drafts, or reviews to:

Dr. Frank Jacob
Assistant Professor of Modern History, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg