Call for Papers: Journal for the History of Knowledge, new international review

The  Journal for the History of Knowledge, a new internation review which is to be launched early 2020, invites contributions.

Scope

The Journal for the History of Knowledge is an open access, peer-reviewed journal devoted to the history of knowledge in its broadest sense. This includes the study of science, but also of indigenous, artisanal, and other types of knowledge as well as the history of knowledge developed in the humanities and social sciences. Special attention is paid to interactions and processes of demarcation between science and other forms of knowledge. Contributions may deal with the history of concepts of knowledge, the study of knowledge making practices and institutions and sites of knowledge production, adjudication, and legitimation (including universities). Contributions which highlight the relevance of the history of knowledge to current policy concerns (for example, by historicizing and problematizing concepts such as the “knowledge society”) are particularly welcome.

JHoK is affiliated with Gewina, the Belgian-Dutch Society for History of Science and Universities. It is supported by the Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities, Huygens Institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Vossius Centre for the History of Humanities and Sciences, and the Stevin Centre for History of Science and Humanities.

The journal is explicitly global in scope. It offers a platform for publications that concern western and non-western cases, that compare western and non-western knowledge making practices or that show the connections between concepts and practices of knowledge in different parts of the globe.

Its time-span is antiquity to the present.

Character

The Journal for the History of Knowledge is:

  • directed to international authors and readers
  • fully Open Access without author fees
  • double-blind peer-reviewed

Format

JHoK appears both in thematic issues and as issues of separate articles. Regular contributions should be 8000 to 10000 words, including footnotes.

Auspices

JHoK is the official journal of Gewina, the Belgian-Dutch Society for History of Science and Universities. It is published by Ubiquity Press, London. The journal is co-sponsored by:

  • The Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities
  • The Huygens Institute, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • The Vossius Centre for the History of Humanities and Sciences
  • The Stevin Centre for History of Science and Humanities

Editors

  • Sven Dupré (Utrecht University / University of Amsterdam)
  • Geert Somsen (Maastricht University)
  • Ilja Nieuwland (Huygens ING, Amsterdam, managing editor)

Editorial Board

Charlotte Bigg

Centre Alexandre Koyré

Paris

Kerstin von der Krone

German Historical Institute

Washington DC

Irene van Renswoude

Huygens ING

Amsterdam

Fokko Jan Dijksterhuis

University of Twente / Vossius Centre Amsterdam

Eugenia Lean

Columbia University

New York

Willemijn Ruberg

Utrecht University

Marwa Elshakry

Columbia University

New York

Joep Leerssen

University of Amsterdam

Philipp Sarasin

University of Zurich

Marco Formisano

Ghent University

Elaine Leong

MPIWG Berlin / University College London

John Tresch

Warburg Institute, University of London

Anna Grasskamp

Hong Kong Baptist University

Raz Chen Morris

Hebrew University

Jerusalem

Stephane Vandamme

European University Institute

Florence

Peter Harrison

University of Queensland

Projit Mukharji

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia

Fernando Vidal

Autonomous University of Barcelona

Anke te Heesen

Humboldt University

Berlin

Martin Mulsow

University of Erfurt

Sven Widmalm

Uppsala University

Fabian Krämer

Ludwig Maximilian University

München

Carla Nappi

University of Pittsburgh

Andrew Zimmerman

George Washington University

Washington DC

Irina Podgorny

National University La Plata

Further Information

For more on the journal, its format and submission, see www.journalhistoryknowledge.org.