Call for Papers: Special Issue of Historical Social Research: "The Frontiers of Environmental History"
Call for Papers Deadline:
It has become commonplace to state that environmental history has flourished during recent years. If there is still a need for further evidence, the annual conventions of the American Society for Environmental History (ASEH), as well as the formation of a European Society for Environmental History (ESEH), certainly serve to make that point. Yet participants of these conferences will easily notice that environmental history has also developed a certain topical canon in the process: certain issues continue to attract great attention – while others remain at the margins of the field. Typically, the mottos of two recent ASEH conventions – "Environmental History Beyond Boundaries" and "Mainstreaming the 'Marginal'" – mirror a growing desire to broaden the thematic spectrum of the field.
An upcoming special edition of "Historical Social Research", due to appear in 2004, intends to become a forum for this ongoing trend. Edited by Frank Uekoetter of Bielefeld University, Germany, the title of the special issue will be "The Frontiers of Environmental History". All recipients of this list are hereby encouraged to submit proposals for this special issue. Articles may deal with any aspect of modern Western history from an environmental history perspective, provided that the author can make a legitimate claim that the topic has not received major or sufficient attention so far.
"Historical Social Research" is an international journal published by the Center for Historical Social Research at the University of Cologne, Germany. It publishes articles in both German and English; however, articles in the special edition should be in English. (If necessary, help with translations will be provided.) Articles should be between 15 and 30 pages in length and should be submitted no later than April 30, 2004. A style sheet is available upon request.
Everyone interested should get in touch with the editor as soon as possible. Please contact Frank Uekoetter directly via email.
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