Publications

The WHA has several outlets for publication, including the Journal of World History, the World History Bulletin, and the WHA-affiliated publications World History Connected and Middle Ground.

Journal of World History

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Founded by Jerry Bentley and now in its 30th year, The Journal of World History publishes research into historical questions across any time period requiring the investigation of evidence on a global, comparative, cross-cultural, or transnational scale. It is devoted to the study of phenomena that transcend the boundaries of single states, regions, or cultures, such as large-scale population movements, long-distance trade, cross-cultural technology transfers, and the global spread of ideas. It engages with the historiographical, theoretical, and methodological approaches to world history, conceived broadly. Along with individual articles based on original research, JWH publishes state of the field pieces, thematic special issues, considerations of pedagogy, topical special forums, and book reviews.

The Journal of World History is published by the University of Hawai‘i Press, and manuscripts should be submitted through the journal’s website: https://uhpress.hawaii.edu/product/jwh/. The book review office, under the direction of JWH’s editor Matthew Romaniello, is at Weber State University. Books appropriate for JWH to review should be sent to:

Dr. Matthew Romaniello
Journal of World History Book Reviews
Department of History
1299 Edvalson St. Dept 1205
Ogden, Utah 84408-1205

World History Bulletin

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The World History Bulletin is a biannual, fully peer-reviewed publication of the World History Association.  Featuring short-form essays (roughly 1,500–3,000 words in length), the Bulletin is a forum devoted to raising interesting questions, stimulating lively debate, and engaging with all aspects of world historical scholarship including pedagogy, research, and theory. Topics may include any period or geographic focus in history.  Pedagogical materials such as syllabi or assignments are welcome, as are reviews of books or other scholarly works.

Submissions for the World History Bulletin should be in Microsoft Word or similar electronic format, and should follow the style guidelines of the Journal of World History described above. Please address any submissions or inquiries to Editor-in-Chief H. Micheal Tarver <mtarver@atu.edu>.  Historians and disciplinarily allied scholars interested in guest-editing a selection of essays on a particular theme are strongly encouraged to contact the editor.

Back issues of the World History Bulletin are available for download.

World History Connected

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World History Connected, a journal of world history teaching, gladly welcomes submissions including (a) essays on the state of the field; (b) topical overviews which cross regional boundaries to examine such issues as gender, technology, demography, social structure, or political legitimacy; (c) scholarship which rigorously engages global themes; (d) evaluation of curriculum; and (e) “point–counterpoint” essays presenting two or more perspectives on contentious issues. We are also looking for scholars to review recently published titles in the field of world history.

All submissions are double-blind peer reviewed. To submit an article, please send an abstract or completed essay to editor Marc Jason Gilbert <mgilbert@hpu.edu>. For matters of style and format, please follow the guidelines outlined in the style sheet. Deadlines are as follows: 15 July for the fall issue, 15 November for the winter, and 15 March for the spring.

Middle Ground Journal

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The Middle Ground Journal is a peer-reviewed academic journal for everyone with an interest in world history, including students. In particular, the journal, which is edited by members of the Midwest World History Association, seeks to serve as the shared, common space between world history in the K–12 institutions and world history in the colleges and universities. Middle Ground invites submissions of articles and essays as well as nonfiction, fiction, film, and television reviews. It also publishes reviews of textbooks and reflective presentations of teaching materials. Submissions will be accepted on a continual basis. Please see the journal’s site for the submission guidelines. All enquiries should be directed to the chief editor, Professor Hong-Ming Liang <middlegroundjournal@gmail.com>.

H-WORLD

H-WORLD is the primary listserv for the world history community and fosters discussion and news items of interest to the community. To post to H-WORLD, please send your information to editor Christoph Strobel <christoph_strobel@uml.edu>.