Historical Encounters (Journal)

Historical Encounters is a new journal dedicated to the empirical and theoretical study of:

historical consciousness (how we experience the past as alien to the present; how we understand and relate cognitively and affectively to the past; and how our intellectual and affective horizons shape our understanding and interpretation of historical representations in the present and influences how we orient ourselves to possible futures);

historical cultures (the effective and affective relationship that a human group has with its own past; the agents who create and transform it; the oral, print, visual, dramatic, and interactive media representations through which it is lived; the personal, social, commercial, and political uses to which it is put; and the processes of reception that shape encounters with it);

history education (how we know, teach, and learn history through: schools, universities, museums, public commemorations, tourist venues, heritage sites, local history societies, and other formal and informal settings).

Call for PapersJournal has just been formally launched. Submissions from across the fields of public history, history didactics, curriculum & pedagogy studies, cultural studies, narrative theory, and historical theory fields are all welcome. Register as author, reviewer, or reader if interested. Download call for papers for inaugural issue by clicking here, or click here to download with complete Author Guidelines.

The journal is edited by members of the HERMES History Research Group, and invites submissions from around the globe. The journal editors are particularly interested in presenting a variety of voices from scholars at various career stages, and therefore encourages both experienced and early career researchers to submit their work for review. Visit the Journal website.

The journal is indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and Google Scholar, and is periodically archived in the PANDORA Archive of the Australian National Library. Articles are published under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) License.