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Kristin Condotta Lee, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Evan Haefeli, Texas A&M University, USA
Jaap Jacobs, University of St Andrews, UK
Elodie Peyrol-Kleiber, Université de Poitiers, France
Jessica Roitman, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
L.H. Roper, State University of New York—New Paltz, USA

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Luca Codignola, University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's University, Canada
Max Edling, King's College London, UK
Paul Finkelman, Gratz College, USA
Gilles Havard, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris, France
Thiago Krause, Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Brazil
Susannne Lachenicht, Universität Bayreuth, Germany
James Robertson, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
Cécile Vidal, Centre d'Études Nord Américaines, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France
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Journal of Early American History

Colonizing the Americas, 1500–1830

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Launched in 2011, the peer-reviewed Journal of Early American History is dedicated to the advancement of scholarly understanding of the colonization of the Americas. It encourages a trans-Atlantic, comparative, and international perspective on the creation and development of colonial societies across the Americas between the arrival of Europeans in the late fifteenth century and the early nineteenth century, when most had achieved their independence from Europe. This includes interactions and relationships between Indigenous, African, and European peoples, places, and processes within, between, and beyond the colonial communities that eventually produced the independent nations of the Americas. Building on trans-national trends in scholarship, it also seeks to foster an awareness of histories that do not easily fit within traditional national or regional frameworks.

The editors invite manuscript submissions in English of 25–45 pages double-spaced (approximately 8,000–10,000 words). The Journal of Early American History also publishes English language review of recent books in English and other languages. For reviews, please contact the relevant book review editor listed on our Editorial Board.


Naomi Wulf Prize
The European Early American Studies Association (EEASA) together with the Journal of Early American History (JEAH) announce the Naomi Wulf Prize for the best paper presented at the biannual European Early American Studies Association conference.

Prize Recipients

Derek O'Leary (University of South Carolina) for “Scandinavian Archives, Trans-Atlantic Historical Culture, and Carl Christian Rafn’s Attempt to Rewrite American History in the Antebellum U.S.”

Matteo Lazzari (University of Bologna) for “A Bad Race of Infected Blood: The Atlantic Profile of Gaspar Riveros Vasconcelos and the Question of Race in 1650 New Spain.”

Julie Mo Svalastog (Leiden University) for “Challenging Porous Frontiers: Bringing the English East India Company to the Coast of Guinea, 1640–1660”

2014 (ex aequo)
Claire Bourhis-Mariotti (Université Paris-8) for “Haiti as Lieu de Mémoire of Black Nationalist Protest and Persuasion in the Antebellum Period: African-American Emigration to Haiti, 1855–1862”
Charlotte Lerg (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität) for "Imagery of Protest: Performative Protest Culture in Political Cartoons of the British Atlantic 1760-1790."

Elena A. Schneider (University of California at Berkeley) for “Imperial Imaginings in the Spanish Atlantic During the Era of the Seven Years’ War”
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