Call for journal articles 2021/2 - Medicine, Knowledge, and Power
The Hungarian Historical Review invites submissions for its second issue in 2021, the theme of which will be
“Medicine, Knowledge, and Power: Central European Perspectives (18th–20th Centuries)”
Deadline for the submission of abstracts: Friday, 30 October 2020
Deadline for the submission of papers: Sunday, 28 February 2021
Special editors: Janka Kovács and Viola Lászlófi
As the current health crisis shapes the daily experiences of people all over the world and old and new methods of crisis management (quarantine, social distancing, surveillance, border control, etc.) are introduced, the question of the relationships between medical knowledge and power are more and more frequently being discussed. Inspired by the concepts of ‘biopolitics’ and ‘biopower,’ for the forthcoming issue of the Hungarian Historical Review, we invite authors to reflect on the strategies and measures with which various professional and administrative – both individual and institutional – healthcare agents strive to control, supervise, learn about, and ensure the safety, bodily integrity, and welfare of citizens in various historical contexts in the East-Central European region. We are particularly interested in the intersections of various technologies of population management that have motivated governments and national and local authorities and have caught the attention of medical institutions and experts. The thematic issue will center on the interrelationships among medical research, medical treatments, government policy, and issues of public security, safety, and health.
We invite authors to submit their proposals for empirically based studies on topics including
- the body as a site of knowledge
- the production and circulation of medical knowledge (education, cultural translation, mediation, experts)
- the institution as the site of medical knowledge (hospital, clinic, mental asylum, psychiatric ward)
- medical knowledge, politics, and biopower/psychopower
- collective bodies and the regulation of bodies (surveillance, control, coercion, governance)
- biopower and society
- medical knowledge and crisis management (pandemics, epidemics, natural disasters, humanitarian crises, famine)
- medical plurality, the coexistence of (traditional) systems of healing and their relations to biomedicine
- the concepts and models of biological citizenship
Please send an abstract of no more than 500 words and a short biographical statement with a selected list of your five most important publications (we do not accept full CVs).
The editors will ask the authors of selected abstracts to submit their final articles (max. 10,000 words) no later than Sunday, 28 February 2021 in English. The articles will be published after a double-blind peer-review process. We provide proofreading for contributors who are not native speakers of English.
All articles must conform to our submission guidelines: http://hunghist.org/index.php/for-authors
The Hungarian Historical Review is a peer-reviewed international quarterly of the social sciences and humanities, the geographical focus of which is Hungary and East-Central Europe. For additional information, including submission guidelines, please visit the journal’s website: www.hunghist.org
Call for journal articles 2021/3 - Socialist Corporation, 1945–1991
The Hungarian Historical Review invites submissions for its third issue in 2021, the theme of which will be “Socialist Corporation, 1945–1991.”
The deadline for the submission of abstracts: December 10, 2020
The deadline for the accepted papers: April 30, 2021
“Socialist corporations” seem to have been among the most salient and typical features of socialist states and societies. In some respects, one could venture the contention that they were large, centralized representations of the rationale of economic planning and tools with which the regimes maintained a (not insignificant) degree of control over the labor force. In others respects, however, they seem to have been rigid, ineffective, over-bureaucratized structures which were designed in response to political exigencies but which were hardly suited to meet economic needs. Whatever the case, socialist companies were representations and embodiments of the socialist vision of modernity, both its ideals and its failings. Hungarian Historical Review seeks to revisit these categories. First, how “socialist” were socialist companies from a longer-term historical perspective? Second, how socialist were the socialist companies in terms of their organizational structures?
The geographical focus of the journal is on Central and Eastern Europe, including the Soviet Union. We do not confine ourselves to the strict geographical borders of the region, however, and we welcome proposals which touch on the international or global operations of Central and Eastern European socialist companies or, alternatively, focus on corporations in socialist states outside of Europe.
We encourage submissions addressing the following subjects:
- the pre-socialist company histories, economic structures, trade relations, and economic networks and their legacies under socialism;
- the roles and impacts of pre-socialist managers and their economic traditions and personal networks in the socialist era;
- the career histories, educational backgrounds, and economic cultures of new socialist company leaders;
- the periodization of the history of socialist enterprises;
- “national” or regional profiles of socialism from the perspective of the histories of enterprises;
- categories, e. g. planning, innovation, social welfare, and justice, with which directors, managers, economic policy makers, and workers defined companies as socialist;
- relationships among central economic administrations, company management, and workers;
- production and trade in a socialist enterprise;
- opening towards international markets;
- introduction of market reforms and their impacts on companies;
- levels of autonomy and the effects of autonomy on the roles and mentalities of managers;
- terminologies of effectivity, productivity, and profit and their uses within and by companies;
- identities of the labor force and the influence of local managers and workers on the operations and characters of companies.
We invite abstracts on the questions and topics raised above.
Please send an abstract of no more than 500 words and a short biographical sketch with a selected list of the author’s five most important publications (we do not accept full CVs) no later than December 10, 2020.
Proposals should be submitted to the organizers by email:
The editors will ask the authors of selected papers to submit their final articles (max. 10,000 words) no later than April 30, 2021.
The articles will be published after a double-blind peer-review process. We provide proofreading for contributors who are not native speakers of English.
All articles must conform to our submission guidelines http://hunghist.org/index.php/forauthors
The Hungarian Historical Review is a peer-reviewed international journal of the social sciences and humanities the geographical focus of which is Hungary and East Central Europe.
For additional information, including submission guidelines, please visit the journal’s website: http://www.hunghist.org