Call for Papers

History in Politics is making its first call for papers for the History in Politics Journal (Autumn/Winter 2020)!

Our new journal will be a space for Durham academics and students to explore how History in Politics intersect with our themes. Our first journal will centre around ‘Revolutions’. If you want to see your work published in a physical journal and on our website, this is the perfect opportunity.

Gustave Le Bon defined a revolution as ‘all sudden transformations, or transformations apparently sudden, whether of beliefs, ideas or doctrines’. Our editorial team are looking for essays covering a range of topics, times, and places, all through the paradigm of history in politics. You can analyse specific historical revolutions or unpack the term. We welcome broader interpretations of the theme, such as essays focusing on a revolution in your field of research (economic, political, industrial, scientific) or revolutionary ideas. The call for papers is not limited to essays tied to this theme and you can repurpose essays you have already written. While we will prioritise the theme essays on any place or time are welcome.

Any Durham student can submit an essay, not just History or Politics students! This can be an essay specifically written for the journal or one used in another academic context. 

This will also be a space for academics to explore the theme. Dr Lara Green and Dr Joseph D. Martin are already writing for us!

To submit an essay, use the form on the Contact Us page. The deadline for submissions is 5pm on the 15th November.

If you want to discuss your title, ideas or any other related queries, our editorial team can be contacted through the submissions form or by email.

We can’t wait to read your essays!

The History in Politics Editorial Team.