Journal of Applied History (JOAH) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed scholarly journal concerned with the application of historical knowledge and insights to current matters. As such it seeks to promote long-term thinking when considering the causes and implications of present affairs and issues.
The use of the concept of ‘applied history’ enables us to move away from the rather broad and diverse field of 'public history'. JOAH promotes interventions in contemporary policy making as well as in contemporary discussions about key social issues that are based on thorough historical research. We therefore do not aim at a broad and often ill-defined audience beyond academia, but on a rather well-defined public of professional (academic) historians, policy makers, civil servants and other professionals in think tanks, government agencies and (semi-)public authorities.
JOAH encourages contributions from specialists in all branches of the humanities and social sciences who adopt a historical approach: from historians and anthropologists, to political scientists and sociologists, and from experts in the history of antiquity to those working on the very recent past, thus bringing together long-term perspectives and various approaches and methodologies. The journal seeks to inform scholars and policy makers interested in connecting past and present through publishing relatively short articles of approximately 4,000 words.
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Radboud University Jelle van Lottum,
Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands / Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
Editorial Board: David Armitage,
University of Harvard Arnd Bauerkämper,
Freie Universität Berlin Stefan Berger,
Ruhr University Bochum Arndt Brendecke,
Ludwig Maximilian Universität Munich Deborah Coen,
Yale University Stefan Couperus,
University of Groningen Niall Ferguson,
Stanford University Carine Germond,
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim Stuart Gietel-Basten,
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Alix Green,
University of Essex Claire Holleran,
University of Exeter Jenny Leigh Smith,
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology David Lowe,
Deakin University, Australia Matthias Middell,
University of Leipzig Diana Mishkova,
Centre for Advanced Study Sofia Kevin O’Rourke,
All Souls, University of Oxford Bo Poulsen,
Aalborg University Bernd Roeck,
University of Zürich Osamu Saito,
Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo Charlotte Sleigh,
University of Kent Simon Szreter,
University of Cambridge