Call for Proposals: theme issue 2019 BMGN-LCHR

BMGN – Low Countries Historical Review is the leading academic journal for the history of the Netherlands, Belgium and their global presence. The journal aims to publish high-quality, engaging research which explores topical issues in the history of the Low Countries in a wider, comparative context and seeks to present the best historical scholarship of both young and more established scholars. Rigorously peer-reviewed, BMGN – Low Countries Historical Review accommodates all historical subdisciplines and covers every period of the history of the Northern and Southern Low Countries.The Editorial Board welcomes proposals for a theme issue presenting new research in the field of Low Countries history. Scholars working outside the Low Countries are particularly encouraged to submit a proposal or to participate as author. Proposals should include the following:

  • A description of the topic and its significance (approximately 500 words).
  • A list of 5 to 7 contributors, and a title and paragraph describing each contributor’s individual essay.
  • A brief c.v. of the guest editor(s), who do not belong to the editorial board

Submissions should be sent to the managing editor of the journal, Anne-Marie Mreijen.

The deadline for submission of proposals is 1 January 2018. Final drafts of the manuscripts are due on 1 September 2018, publication is scheduled in 2019. The Editorial Board’s selection will be based on the quality and coherence of the proposal and the degree in which it succeeds in positioning the significance of Low Countries History within contemporary historiography at large. Previous theme issues have included ‘Beeldenstorm: Iconoclasm in the Sixteenth-Century Low Countries’ (issue 2016:1, guest editors Koenraad Jonckheere and Ruben Suykerbuyk), ‘Scholarly Personae: Repertoires and Performances of Academic Identity’ (issue 2016:4), ‘Blurring Boundaries: Towards a Medical History of the Twentieth Century’ (issue 2017:1), ‘The Rise of Consumer Society’ (issue 2017:3).

BMGN – Low Countries Historical Review is published by the Royal Netherlands Historical Society (Koninklijk Nederlands Historisch Genootschap, KNHG). The journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. BMGN – Low Countries Historical Review has the INT1 ranking from the European Science Foundation and is indexed by Thomson Reuters for inclusion in its annual Journal Citation Reports®. Please visit the website for the journal’s editorial policy.



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