CFP First Volume of History of Intellectual Culture (HIC)

This is a call for papers for the first Volume of History of Intellectual Culture (HIC). International Yearbook of Knowledge and Society, edited by Charlotte A. Lerg (Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich), Johan Östling (Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge (LUCK), Lund University), and Jana Weiß (University of Münster).

HIC is a new international and interdisciplinary open access yearbook for peer-reviewed papers, published by De Gruyter. It is the succession of the journal of the same name, founded in 1999 by Paul Stortz and E. Lisa Panayotidis at the University of Calgary, Canada. Our approach emphasizes the cultural dimension in the history of knowledge and underscores that knowledge must be regarded as a fundamental category in society. The yearbook focuses on the modern period (from the long 19th century onward). In addition, the yearbook takes on a decidedly transatlantic and/or continental view of Europe and ‘America’ (including Canada, the U.S., and Latin America).

Each volume is divided into three sections. The first part is open to individual papers that fall within HIC’s general profile. The second presents a theme, bringing together a number of essays on one specific overarching topic.

The theme for Vol. I is “Participatory Knowledge”. The third section aims to engage with the field at large, for example through review essays, conversations, theoretical, methodological or conceptual contributions, etc.

We are seeking contributions to any of the three sections for Volume I, planned to be published in the spring/summer of 2022.
We invite proposals (c. 500 words) and a short CV by May 17, 2021, to be sent to

Please indicate which section you would like to contribute to. You will receive notification of the outcome of your application in June. Submission of full articles by September 6, 2021. Articles for section 1) and 2) should be c. 8,000 words. The format of the third section is more flexible but should be between 4,000 and 8,000 words. HIC is edited by Charlotte A. Lerg, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich Johan Östling, Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge (LUCK), Lund University Jana Weiß, University of Münster Website: For further questions please contact: