Call for Papers

for The Journal of the Oxford University History Society

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The Journal of the Oxford University History Society invites papers from graduate students in all disciplines and periods of history for its 2015 issue. We are especially interested in articles, essays, and book reviews that consider questions of the historical development of institutions and interactions between institutions, individuals and social groups.  We are happy to consider research articles in the following subject areas:

  • Archaeology
  • Ancient History
  • Medieval History
  • Early Modern History
  • Modern History
  • History of the British Isles
  • European History
  • World History
  • Approaches to History
  • Economic History
  • History of Science
  • History of Art

The JOUHS aims to: reflect the activities and interests of the Oxford University Historical Society; establish scholarly links in the varied community of historians at the University of Oxford; to serve as a discussion forum for the international community of undergraduates, postgraduate students and scholars. It also aims to provide a medium for contact between undergraduate, postgraduate students and established academics. We welcome submissions from students and scholars from both within and outside Oxford.

All submissions to the Journal are peer-reviewed. The author’s identity is not provided to the referee. Please submit a cover page that includes the article title, author name and contact details (an email address is sufficient). The article itself should not include any identifying information. Please avoid self-identification within the article and the footnotes.

The deadline for submitting articles for the 2015 issue is 30 April.

Papers should be sent as Word documents (.doc or .docx) to

Copyright: It is the author’s responsibility to obtain permission to reproduce any visual material from published sources. Copies of permission letters might be required if the article is accepted for publication. Copyright of all articles submitted to the JOUHS remain in the hands of their authors.

•    The maximum length for a research article is 6,000 words and 1,000 words for book reviews and interviews.
•    Submissions should be accompanied by an abstract of no more than 500 words and a brief biographical statement.
•    All submissions should be in Times New Roman font (12 pt.) with 1.5 line spacing and generous margins.
•    Footnotes should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and appear at the bottom of each page. 

Please consult the guidelines for contributors (see link below) before sending your submission. 

Guidelines for Contributors 

The Journal of the Oxford University History Society is a publication registered with the Proctors of the University of Oxford