Global Humanities – Studies in Histories, Cultures, and Societies

The new biannual and peer-reviewed journal Global Humanities – Studies in Histories, Cultures, and Societies was initiated to discuss topics of a global and transnational range from an interdisciplinary perspective. It should provide a forum for likewise young and experienced scholars to present their recent research.

The aim of the journal is to discuss historical, cultural, social, and economic topics from a wider and more global perspective and thus to underline the deeper meanings and reasons for global processes, which have become increasingly dominating in our world. Especially the non-European world needs to be of higher interest for the debates, which often used to be Euro- or recently US-centered. Due to this the journal will mainly focus on aspects of research, which are related to Africa, Asia, as well as Latin and South America. Our aim is to particularly integrate these hitherto understudied fields and geographical regions and provide an international audience for new aspects of research. Therefore, we encourage scholars from all possible fields in the humanities to participate in the project.


Global Humanities is edited by the historian Frank Jacob.

Scientific Board:

Dr. Jessica Achberger (University of Lusaka, Zambia)

Prof. Saheed Aderinto (Western Carolina University, USA)

Prof. Shigeru Akita (Osaka University, Japan)

Prof. Bruce E. Bechtol, Jr. (Angelo State University, USA)

Prof. Roland Borgards (Würzburg University, Germany)

Prof. Sarah K. Danielsson (City University of New York, USA)

Prof. Timothy Demy (Naval War College, Newport, USA)

Prof. Julia Hauser (Kassel University, Germany)

Ao. Prof. Martina Kaller (University of Vienna, Austria)

Prof. Stephan Köhn (Cologne University, Germany)

Prof. Helmut Löffler (QCC, City University of New York, USA)

Dr. Eike Lossin (Würzburg University, Germany)

Prof. Sabine Müller (Marburg University, Germany)

Prof. Jeffrey Shaw (Naval War College, Newport, USA)


Global Humanities is published biannual, in January and July.


Vol. 1 (January 2015): On the Correlation of Center and Periphery

Vol. 2 (July 2015): Religion and Poverty

Vol. 3 (February 2016): Migration and State Power

Vol. 4 (December 2016): Stereotypes and Violence