Research School for Economic and Social History


Call for Special Issue proposals The History of the Family – deadline 16 April 2023

The peer-reviewed journal The History of the Family is soliciting special issue proposals on timely and understudied topics within family history and historical demography. By doing so, the journal editors hope to offer early- and mid-career scholars in particular the opportunity to showcase their research line, while at the same time play an important role in innovating the field. The editors are open to proposals focusing on both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, and have no chronological limitations. In particular articles on research across various cultures and societies in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Pacific Rim, in addition to Europe, the United States and Canada are welcome. While firmly rooted in history, the journal is interdisciplinary; its contributions can focus on demography, sociology, economy and health as they relate to historical developments in family and the life course. ‘Family history’ should therefore be understood in a broad sense.

Next to original research articles, research notes – which include position papers, methodological reports, replication studies, descriptions of databases and other source materials – can also be part of special issues.

Proposals can be sent to associate editor Tim Riswick before 17 April 2023.