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Journal for the History of Knowledge – Call for Proposals, Special Issue Summer 2023


The Journal for the History of Knowledge includes an annual special issue, compiled by guest editors, which explores a theme central to the journal’s scope.

The Journal for the History of Knowledge is an open access, peer-reviewed journal devoted to the history of knowledge in its broadest sense. This includes the study of science, but also of indigenous, artisanal, and other types of knowledge as well as the history of knowledge developed in the humanities and social sciences. Special attention is paid to interactions and processes of demarcation between science and other forms of knowledge. Contributions may deal with the history of concepts of knowledge, the study of knowledge making practices and institutions and sites of knowledge production, adjudication, and legitimation (including universities). Contributions which highlight the relevance of the history of knowledge to current policy concerns (for example, by historicizing and problematizing concepts such as the “knowledge society”) are particularly welcome.

Proposals should contain the following:
• A description of the proposed theme (1500-2000 words) highlighting its significance for the history of knowledge
• A table of contents (typically 8-12 articles of 8000 words)
• Abstracts of the articles
• Two-page CVs of the editors; short biographies of the contributors
• An outline of the production process up to manuscript submission. All manuscripts must be submitted to the journal by early summer 2022.


Proposal deadline: 30 June 2021
Notification of acceptance: by 30 September 2021

Please send your proposal to all three editors:
Sven Dupré (,
Renée Schilling (, and
Geert Somsen (

After submission, all manuscripts will go through a process of peer-review, author’s revisions, and copy-editing. JHoK is an Open Access journal, in principle at no charge to the authors.

Details of the journal’s scope and a full list of the editorial team and advisory editorial board is available on the journal’s website:

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