We invite contributions to the Journal for the History of Knowledge, which will be launched at the beginning of 2020.
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.
JHoK is affiliated with Gewina, the Belgian-Dutch Society for History of Science and Universities. It is supported by the Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities, Huygens Institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Vossius Centre for the History of Humanities and Sciences, and the Stevin Centre for History of Science and Humanities.
The journal is explicitly global in scope. It offers a platform for publications that concern western and non-western cases, that compare western and non-western knowledge making practices or that show the connections between concepts and practices of knowledge in different parts of the globe.
Its time-span is antiquity to the present.
The Journal for the History of Knowledge is:
JHoK appears both in thematic issues and as issues of separate articles. Regular contributions should be 8000 to 10000 words, including footnotes.
JHoK is the official journal of Gewina, the Belgian-Dutch Society for History of Science and Universities. It is published by Ubiquity Press, London. The journal is co-sponsored by:
For more on the journal, its format and submission, see journalhistoryknowledge.org.