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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

CFP: submissions from grad and professional students sought for interdisciplinary history issue

Shared Paths: Western’s Graduate Journal of Interdisciplinary History

We are currently accepting submissions from Graduate and Professional students for the inaugural issue of Shared Paths: Western’s Journal of Interdisciplinary History.  The journal represents an effort to promote an interdisciplinary discussion of past events.  Each issue will be devoted to exploring one particularly interesting theme. 
For the first issue, authors are encouraged to submit papers which explore the concepts of Truth(s) and (In)Justice from any academic discipline and a variety of perspectives.  Applying interdisciplinary examinations of past events allows us to compare and contrast conceptions of truth and justice over time and distance.  The same event may look to represent justice to one party while the opposite is often true for the other.  Over time, what is ‘true’ becomes blurred as memories fade and stories pass from one generation to the next, from one observer to another.  History is replete with examples of how there is never one “truth” and “justice” is not universal. 
We welcome submissions from a broad range of perspectives and approaches to the study of Truth(s) and (In)justice, including, but not limited to:

  • War and Conflict
  • Social Justice and Peace
  • Individual and Collective Memory
  • Migration and Ethnic Relations
  • Women’s Studies and Feminist Research
  • Labour/Working Class Struggles
  • Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction
  • Environmental History
  • First Nations History
  • Religion and Religious groups
  • Politics and the State
  • Legal History
  • Oral History
  • Protest and Change
  • Real and Imagined Space
Book Reviews related to the theme of Truth(s) and (In)Justice are also encouraged.  Shared Paths is a peer-reviewed journal, and seeks submissions of the highest academic quality. Submissions should conform to the guidelines attached below and be received no later than Friday, 31 January 2014.  Send submissions to along with a short abstract (250 words) and 5 ‘keywords’ as well as brief biographical and contact information.

Submission Guidelines
Manuscripts must be submitted electronically as word documents. PDFs will not be accepted.
Manuscripts should be between 6,000 and 9,000 words in length, inclusive of notes.
All manuscripts must conform The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition or newer.
Text must be in 12-point font and double-spaced.
Pages must be numbered.
Manuscripts must be blinded in preparation for the peer-review process. Any information that can identify the author is to be removed from the manuscript’s text and the electronic document’s metadata.
Manuscripts should be accompanied by a separate document with the authors' names, title of paper, institution, email address, an abstract not exceeding 250 words, and a list of 5 keywords that will be used to enhance the discoverability of articles published online.
Book Reviews
Book reviews are not to exceed 1,500 words in length.
References from the text being reviewed can be cited by indicating the page number in brackets. All other citations must conform to the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition, or newer.
Illustrations and tables
Illustrations and tables should be compiled at the end of the manuscript.

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