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Call for Papers

Aims and Scope 

Journal of Medieval Worlds serves as a forum for multidisciplinary scholarship on the world, focusing primarily on 750-1600. The journal’s purpose is to foster innovative research and approaches to pedagogy by publishing peer-reviewed research articles of broad interest that explore interconnections across regions or build meaningful comparisons across cultures.

In an effort to meet the needs of and address the challenges of teaching world history, the journal will also regularly publish reviews of books, textbooks, and relevant exhibitions, as well as essays and features on pedagogy.

As the central issues in medieval world history are often best addressed by scholarship that draws on methods and evidence from both the sciences and humanities, multidisciplinary focus is essential to the journal.

JMW seeks original papers that address the following geographic areas between 750-1600: 

Japan, China, Central Asia, South Asia, East and West Africa, North Africa, Oceans and Seas, the Americas, Middle East and Levant, and Europe, including Northern and Eastern Europe.

Topics of particular interest include:

Comparative medieval approaches and conditions

Migration and travel

Health and medicine

Ecology and environment

In addition to articles for peer-review, the journal is particularly interested in receiving essays that address the theory and practice of world history pedagogy as it relates to the medieval period.

Submissions should be sent via email to Please review the journal’s author guidelines prior to submission. 

Edward D. English, University of California, Santa Barbara
Associate Editors 
Sally McKee, University of California, Davis
Carol Lansing, University of California, Santa Barbara
Philip Soergel, University of Maryland
Michael North, University of Greifswald
Pedagogy Editor 
Geraldine Heng, The University of Texas at Austin
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