This peer-reviewed book series publishes research monographs and edited collections on modern and contemporary history. The remit of the series is broad in chronological (nineteenth to twenty-first centuries) and geographic (global coverage) terms to promote a multi-dimensional conversation on the diverse expressions of the ‘modern condition’; and on how particular ‘modern’ forces and processes shaped the world in micro- and macro-scales. The series fosters critical reflection on the study of modern concepts and ideologies; of political, cultural, and social change; of mobilities and exchanges within and across conventional borders; and of conflicts between competing actors, groups or ideas.
The series welcomes submissions from scholars of political, cultural, social, and intellectual history, as well as of scholars whose work on the modern world lies at the fruitful intersection of history, political science, cultural studies, and international relations. We particularly encourage interdisciplinary submissions that traverse traditional historical, geographical, or methodological boundaries; engage with transnational and comparative perspectives; promote long-term analysis of drivers and processes of historical change; and develop new perspectives on the fascinating plurality of modern and contemporary phenomena. We are committed to giving space to new scholarship that questions conventional assumptions about, and understandings of, the modern/contemporary world; or brings in focus previously under-studied topics and areas.
Authors who are interested in submitting proposals/full manuscripts or wish to discuss any publishing ideas that may fit the series are invited to contact either the series editor Aristotle Kallis or the publisher at Brill, Wendel Scholma.