October 2021 Volume 82.4
About Journal of the History of Ideas
Since its inception in 1940, the Journal of the History of Ideas has served as a medium for the publication of research in intellectual history that is of common interest to scholars and students in a wide range of fields. It is committed to encouraging diversity in regional coverage, chronological range, and methodological approaches. JHI defines intellectual history expansively and ecumenically, including the histories of philosophy, of literature and the arts, of the natural and social sciences, of religion, and of political thought. It also encourages scholarship at the intersections of cultural and intellectual history — for example, the history of the book and of visual culture.
The Journal of the History of Ideas
announces new executive editors!
As it embarks on its ninth decade, the Journal of the History of Ideas finds itself the flagship journal of an inter-disciplinary space in profound and exciting transformation. The JHI, and its Executive Editors in particular, would like to thank Anthony Grafton for fifteen years of luminous, generous, and truly consequential service as an Executive Editor. If there were a model editor anywhere, this would be Tony.
Following a comprehensive, international search, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Manan Ahmed (Columbia University, History), Sophie Smith (University of Oxford, Politics), and Don J. Wyatt (Middlebury College, History) to join Martin J. Burke (CUNY Grad Center, History), Stefanos Geroulanos (NYU, History), and Ann Moyer (Univ. of Pennsylvania, History) as Executive Editors.
With its newly expanded geographical, disciplinary, and temporal scope, the new editorial group looks forward to your submissions, whether in its areas of traditional strength or in new and emerging fields!
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The winner of the JHI's Selma V. Forkosch Prize for the best article published in Volume 81 (2020) is Sharon Achinstein, for “Hugo Grotius and Marriage’s Global Past: Conjugal Thinking in Early Modern Political Thought” (volume 81, number 2, pages 195–215).
The winner of the JHI’s Morris D. Forkosch Prize for the best first book in intellectual history (2020) is Hannah Marcus, for Forbidden Knowledge: Medicine, Science, and Censorship in Early Modern Italy, published by University of Chicago Press.
For more information about the Forkosch Prizes, including a list of past winners, click here.
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