Call for journal articles – The Hungarian Historical Review

The Hungarian Historical Review invites submissions for its second issue in 2020, the theme of which will be Natural Resources and Society

Deadline for submission of abstracts: Monday, December 16, 2019
Deadline for submission of papers: Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Special editors: Gábor Demeter, Beatrix F. Romhányi, Zsolt Pinke, András Vadas

The use of natural resources, including land, minerals, etc., has been one of the most important factors in the organization of societies. This special issue of the journal HHR will focus on the exploitation of these resources from prehistory to modern times, with special regard to mutual interrelationships between landscape (environment) and society. The issue has two primary goals. First, it seeks to draw emphasis to the significance of scientific research methods (dendrochronology, palynology, historical etymology, climatic history, etc.) and new findings sometimes less familiar to historians, mainly from the fields of the natural sciences. A more nuanced understanding of the foundations and potentials of these methods may provide new opportunities for historical reconstructions of the environment as a context for social organization and for interpretations of human reactions to environmental changes. It may also offer new perspectives from which to assess the volume, character, and consequences of human impact on the environment. The second goal is to disseminate historical knowledge and methods among researchers from other scientific disciplines in order to avoid misinterpretations and broad generalizations. Thus, we encourage submissions, which focus both on methods and results. In doing so, we intend to promote mutual understanding between the natural sciences and the humanities. Papers can be submitted on historical and archaeological subjects, but submissions on other related scientific topics are also welcome.

Please send an abstract of no more than 500 words and a short biographical sketch with a selected list of your five most important publications (we do not accept full CVs).

The deadline for the submission of abstracts: December 16, 2019.

Proposals should be submitted by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The editors will ask the authors of selected abstracts to submit their final articles (max. 10,000 words) no later than March 31, 2020 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

 

 

The Hungarian Historical Review invites submissions for its first issue of 2019, the theme of which will be “Spatial and Urban Patterns in the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Centuries.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts: July 31, 2018.

The deadline for accepted papers: September 30, 2018.

The history of urban spaces is of key importance to several disciplines, including history, geography, and demography. However, the methods used in the various disciplines are quite different, as are the various focuses of study, and scholars in the fields often fail to share their findings and insights.

Historical spatial patterns are only rarely made the subject of study in history and geography: historians do not often take advantage of geographical (or demographic) methods and tools in their research, and the use of historical knowledge in modern urban geography remains one-sided.

One explanation for this may be that historical research usually focuses on the vertical (and not on the horizontal) component of socioeconomic processes (social stratification, mobility, welfare), so historians’ analyses lack spatial reference systems which would be essential for geographers. And though some socioeconomic phenomena have clear spatial patterns, historical research rarely focus on these patterns, because historians refrain from using methods applied in geography (while geographers, focusing on processes of the present and future, are less likely to investigate historical phenomena).

This special issue of the Hungarian Historical Review attempts to enhance cooperation between the abovementioned fields. Our goal is to promote interdisciplinary research, especially on the spatial patterns of urban societies in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries in East Central Europe. We invite authors to submit their proposals on topics including

  • the location and spatial patterns of certain social strata;
  • their socioeconomic relationships and networks (entrepreneurial networks in space, family ties, kinship, etc.);
  • analyses of spatial patterns of rural-urban relationships (distribution of labor, centers and peripheries, supply models, etc.);
  • investigations of socio/ethno/religious segregation or cohabitation;
  • migration patterns (newcomers and their socioeconomic influences on towns);
  • transformations of traditional spatial patterns and urban spaces (esp. from socioeconomic perspectives);
  • spatial differences in demography, welfare, health, crime, etc.;
  • urban structures (functional morphology), infrastructural connectedness, spatial differences in accessibility to resources, spatial aspects of competition for markets, etc.;
  • public, semi-public, and private spaces;
  • spaces of leisure and green zones as spaces for separation and amalgamation.

We also welcome studies from the fields of cultural anthropology, historical geography, historical demography, and sociology. Studies should focus on East Central Europe.

Please send an abstract of no more than 500 words and a short biographical sketch with a selected list 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 September 30, 2018. 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/for-authors.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts: July 31, 2018.

Proposals should be submitted by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

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