Imprensa Evangelica: forging new religious identities in nineteenth-century Brazil

Pedro Feitoza’s essay Experiments in Missionary Writing: Protestant Missions and the Imprensa Evangelica in Brazil, 1864-1892 is the inaugural winner of the World Christianities Essay Prize* It was in August 2008, in the countryside of the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, that I first encountered volumes of Brazil’s first Protestant periodical, the Imprensa Evangelica (Evangelical Press, 1864-1892).…


NFL tells players patriotism is more important than protest – here’s why that didn’t work during WWI

The NFL is attempting to shut down protests like this one by members of the Cleveland Browns. AP Photo/David Richard Chad Williams, Brandeis University The recent decision by the NFL regarding player protests and the national anthem has yet again exposed the fraught relationship between African-Americans and patriotism.…


The Feminist Origins of the Midlife Crisis

This article tells the history of the midlife crisis, for the first time. The term “midlife crisis” conjures up the image of an affluent, middle-aged man speeding off in a red sports car with a woman half his age.…


Mutual Tolerance, Vivid Intellectual Intercourse, and Accountable Decision Making: The Mission of the Central European University

Part 3 from the introduction to the virtual special issue from Contemporary European History. We are accustomed to viewing 1989 as the end of state socialism.…


Common Beginnings with a Common Purpose: Contemporary European History and the Central European University

Part 2 from the introduction to the virtual special issue from Contemporary European History. In 1989 it seemed clear that glasnost in the Soviet Union had set in train unknown but certainly far-reaching changes in the Soviet Union and East Central Europe.…


Call For Africa Bibliography Introductory Papers

Articles of 5,000-8,000 words on topics relating to research, libraries, archives and publishing in and on Africa, and in African studies, are invited.…


Central European History and the Opening up of Europe

Introducing a new virtual special issue from Contemporary European History. Since its creation in 1992 the journal Contemporary European History has actively sought to bridge Cold War divides and to bring the histories of Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern Europe into the same frame of analysis.…


Central European History at Fifty (1968–2018): Special Commemorative Issue

This blog post is taken from the ‘Letter from the Editor’ to the special edition of Central European History published to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Journal.    This special issue celebrating CEH’s fiftieth anniversary is divided into three parts that, together, offer wide-ranging reflections on the past, present, and future of both the journal and the historiography of German-speaking Central Europe as a whole.…


Irish Historical Studies and Gender Balance

A recent discussion on social media has raised legitimate concerns about the gender imbalance in the May 2018 issue of Irish Historical Studies.…


Business History Review Editors’ Pick Article Collection

The Editors of Business History Review, Walter A. Friedman and Geoffrey Jones, have selected 10 papers for a new Editors’ Pick Article Collection.…


Modern American History inaugural issue now available

This text is taken from the Editor’s Foreward by Brooke L. Blower and Sarah T. Phillips Modern American history has long been a field of great vibrancy, but one without a “big tent” journal devoted to its particular themes, challenges, and concerns.…


Olando and women’s suffrage – Part 3

Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present is a digital text, available on the web at orlando.cambridge.org.…