We are pleased to invite manuscripts for an upcoming special issue of the Journal of World History. The theme of the issue will be “Global Travel, Exploration, and Comparative Study of Empire.”
The issue will focus on comparative studies of explorations and long-distance travel in imperial contexts. Particular interest will be in manuscripts which analyze how different empires or colonial states utilized explorations, research missions, and travel as a tool of empire. Studies which employ a comparative approach by examining how multiple empires promoted travel or exploration to advance their position in a particular geographical region are especially welcome. Papers which explore the role of identity, gender, and diverse cultural perspectives are also very pertinent. Studies may also relate to the roles which science, geography, ethnography, technology, commerce, and religion may have played as an incentive for exploration and travel. In any case, manuscripts must be explicitly global in their approach and not confine themselves to the study of explorations or travels from a single empire. The historical timeframe for this special issue is the long nineteenth century.
Please send a two-page extended abstract or a full draft of a working paper. Please also indicate the provisional title, academic affiliation, and degree information of the author(s). Selection of the abstract for the submission of a full paper does not guarantee publication in the special issue. All manuscripts will be submitted to double-blind peer review.
Final manuscripts must conform to the author guidelines for the Journal of World History. Manuscripts must conform to the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017). All text, including quotations and footnotes, should be 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced with generous margins, and of no more than 12,000 words (including notes). All citations and references should appear in consecutively numbered footnotes, not endnotes.