World History Bulletin
The World History Bulletin is a biannual publication of the World History Association that is sponsored by the Southeast 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 a 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 Joseph Snyder <email@example.com>. Historians and disciplinarily allied scholars interested in guest-editing a selection of essays on a particular theme are strongly encouraged to contact the editor.
Call for Papers | “Democratizing, Diversifying, and Decolonizing the World History Survey” | World History Bulletin | Due: November 10, 2023
World History Bulletin is seeking quality research essays, lesson plans, and classroom activities for
inclusion in its upcoming Fall 2023 issue, “Democratizing, Diversifying, and Decolonizing the World
Guest-edited by John Curry, “Democratizing, Diversifying, and Decolonizing the World History Survey”
explores the ways in which world historians and instructors can introduce, examine, and complicate an
array of topics such as slavery, colonialism, world wars, and climate crisis in the world history classroom.
Challenging the way histories are told, by whom, and what voices have been silenced are key to
democratizing, diversifying, and decolonizing world history surveys, as doing so not only fosters critical
thinking and analytical skills in the next generation of scholars, but also encourages the development of
their empathetic selves.
Democratizing, diversifying, and decolonizing the world history survey often requires de-centering the
Western perspectives which sometimes predominate classrooms, and the incorporation of
interdisciplinary approaches – through the introduction of anthropological or archaeological sources –
to reassess histories for things like bias. Doing so draws on the long traditional of historical skepticism.
The Bulletin is interested in a range of topics related to the theme of democratizing, diversifying, and
decolonizing world history surveys, including:
• Case studies examining how instructors have democratized, diversified, and decolonized their
world history classrooms.
• Techniques used in the classroom to introduce sensitive subjects, including (but not limited to)
slavery, persecution, outgroup creation, and colonization.
• Approaches to recovering histories of the silenced and amplifying the experiences and voices of
• Interdisciplinarity and democratizing, diversifying, and decolonizing World History.
• Recent trends in decolonizing and diversifying World History research.
• Historiographies of theories and practice of democratizing, diversifying, and decolonizing World
World History Bulletin therefore invites contributions to a thematic issue on democratizing, diversifying,
and decolonizing the world history classroom. We are especially interested in articles that share fresh
research or historiographical perspectives which explore the questions of diversifying and decolonizing
world history; present innovative teaching at all levels that employs techniques related to
democratizing, diversifying, and decolonizing world history themes; or explore the connection between
student engagement and world history as realized through the diversification and decolonization of a
particular curriculum, topic, or subject matter. We also welcome short interviews with designers, artists,
writers, and scholars and small roundtables on a book, film, or other work.
Submission Guidelines: Research and pedagogical articles should range between 1,500 and 8,000 words
in length, including endnote text. The Bulletin accepts submissions which adhere to the style, format,
and documentation requirements as outlined in the most recent edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.
The Bulletin uses endnote citations, rather than footnote citations. Text of submissions should be
spelled according to American English standard usage (e.g., favorite, rather than favourite). Submissions
should be written in past tense, rather than the literary present, and passive voice should be avoided.
Interested in submitting? View our style guide here: WHB Style Sheet.