CfA: Special Issue of World History Connected: Pandemics in World History

Call for articles, deadline 2 November 2020

William H. McNeill’s Plagues and Peoples is often considered a foundational work in the field of World History. At this moment, the term pandemic, usually with reference to the plague in Renaissance Italy and the “Spanish” influenza outbreak near the end of First World War, is now familiar to millions of sequestered families across the globe. World History Connected, a 14-year-old affiliate of the World History Association published by the University of Illinois Press, is seeking papers for a special issue devoted to research and the scholarship of teaching on that pandemics germane to the interdisciplinary field of world history, embracing, but not limited to, trans-regional, comparative, gender, and global studies. Submissions should be received by November 2, 2020 for possible publication in the February issue of 2021. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to the Editor at mgilbert@hpu.edu. Correspondence relating to books to be reviewed and those interested in reviewing books for this issue, should contact cskwiot@mma.edu. Due to cost, books for review cannot be supplied to reviewers outside the United States. World History Connected reserves the right to decline to publish any submission.

All submissions must follow the style sheet at the journal's webpage https://worldhistoryconnected.press.uillinois.edu/ and conveyed with the subject line "WHC Submission and the author (s) last name." Submissions should be prepared double spaced, with one-inch margins and subheads at the left-hand margins, with endnotes, and a short biography (250 words) such as that appears on all published WHC articles. Submission e-mails must include a mailing address, and phone number with, if possible, identification as a WhatsApp number. Length of submitted articles should be more than 3,000 words, with a usual upper limit of 10,000 words.

All submissions must follow the style sheet at the journal's webpage which can be found at https://worldhistoryconnected.press.uillinois.edu/ . It should be conveyed with the subject line "WHC Submission and the author (s) last name." Submissions should be prepared double spaced, with one-inch margins and subheads at the left-hand margins, with endnotes, and a short biography (250 words) such as that appears on all published WHC articles. Submission e-mails must include a mailing address, and phone number with, if possible, identification as a WhatsApp number. Length of submitted articles should be more than 3,000 words, with a usual upper limit of 10,000 words.

For those unfamiliar with World History Connected (ISSN 1931-8642), it an e-journal publication of the University of Illinois Press, which currently reaches 1.85 million "readers" annually (scholars who read more than two articles) and attracts 6 million visits to its website. It is published 3 times a year (February, June, and October). Recent issues of the journal have explored the Atlantic in World History and Film in World History. Projected issues will include topics such as Southeast Asia in World History (deadline June 3, 2020), Latin America (deadline August 1, 2020), with issues addressing the Indian Ocean, active learning (games, simulations) and authoritarianism in global and historical perspective as yet to be determined. Scheduling is an art rather than a science, so those wishing to submit articles for consideration on these subjects or any subject should express that interest as soon as possible. The journal welcomes submission of ideas and Guest editors who might wish to curate an issue with a “Forum” or group of articles on a topic of interest to the field. “Forum” guest editors have included Presidents of the American Historical Association and the World History Association, such as Patrick Manning and Laura Mitchell. The journal welcomes any who seek to author an individual article or bring together articles pursing innovative approaches to this interdisciplinary field.

Posted: 
06/04/2020