editors of Historically Speaking welcome submissions (individual essays
and multi-authored forums and exchanges) on all aspects of history,
and current affairs viewed in historical perspective. Interested
should contact the editors directly with questions, proposals, and
Please review Instructions
for Historically Speaking Authors.
are especially interested in soliciting essays on the following topics:
Narratives: for several decades the notion of grand narratives has
been under sustained assault. Where do we stand now? Have they really
If so, are we healthier without them? What, if anything, has replaced
Current Historical Frameworks: individual essays and multi-authored
forums assessing historical models and frameworks like Late Antiquity,
the Atlantic World, and Imagined Communities.
the Field Essays: historiographical essays by specialists
the current state of historical inquiry in various subfields.
Historical Works Reconsidered: reflective essays reconsidering key
texts like Miller’s The New England Mind; Butterfield’s Whig
Interpretation of History; Huizinga’s Waning of the Middle Ages;
Robbins’s Eighteenth-Century Commonwealthman; Curtin’s Atlantic
Slave Trade; Braudel’s The Mediterranean and Mediterranean
in the Age of Philip II; Thompson’s Making of the English
Class; Wrigley's Population and History).
Books that Never Received Their Due: essays on insightful books
have been largely overlooked by the profession (e.g., Hartz's The
of New Societies).
of Important Historians: essays assessing the body of work
historians and scholars who have had great impact on historical inquiry
(e.g., Janet Abu-Lughod, Peter Brown, I Bernard Cohen, Natalie Zemon
Robert Fogel, John Hope Franklin, Peter Gay, Oscar Handlin, John
Sir Michael Howard, Margaret Jacob, Patricia Nelson Limerick, James
Lewis Namier, Orlando Patterson, Jonathan Spence, Charles Tilly, Eric
William Appleman Williams, Gordon Wood).
Historical Theory: essays examining various issues in historical
including memory, representation, Western and non-Western approaches to
the past, narration, etc.
and Donald A. Yerxa, Senior Editors
Yerxa or Joseph Lucas, Editors
Scott Hovey, Associate Editor
Editors: Joseph Amato, Eric Arnesen, Lauren Benton,
Jeremy Black, George Huppert,
Maier, George Marsden, Bruce Mazlish, Wilfred McClay, Allan Megill,
Miller, Dennis Showalter, Barry Strauss, Carol Thomas, Derek Wilson,
Wilson, John Womack, Bertram Wyatt-Brown
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