Mission


Since its founding in 1940, the Journal of the History of Ideas has aspired to be an ecumenical and encyclopedic venue for research in the capacious interdisciplinary field of intellectual history.

Now, more than 80 years later, the JHI Blog continues this mission in a dynamic online format, reaching a wide audience within and beyond academia. A vital supplement to the journal, the blog publishes think-pieces, fora, and interviews on the broadest range of fields, topics, figures, methodologies, and contexts. We also feature conference reports, exhibition reviews, and reading recommendations, along with a monthly podcast. The JHI Blog is a space for public-facing interdisciplinary and original work, especially promoting new research from graduate students and early career scholars. We aim to keep intellectual history in constant evolution and connected to other disciplines.

The JHI Blog is edited by graduate students Shuvatri Dasgupta, Tom Furse, and Isa Jacobs with the support of a team of contributing editors from a wide range of fields, from academia to public history and beyond. You can read more about all of these individuals on the Masthead. We always welcome pitches from guest contributors: find out more about what we’re looking for here.

The blog’s mission is shared by the journal’s Executive Editors, Manan Ahmed (Columbia University, History), Martin J. Burke (CUNY Grad Center, History), Stefanos Geroulanos (NYU, History), Ann Moyer (University of Pennsylvania, History), Sophie Smith (University of Oxford, Politics), and Don J. Wyatt (Middlebury College, History),  and the entire editorial board of the Journal of the History of Ideas

The JHI Blog aims to provide a platform for diverse scholarly perspectives. The blog is separate from the Journal of the History of Ideas; publication on the blog does not constitute publication in the journal. JHI Blog posts reflect the views of their authors and not necessarily the views of the blog or journal’s editors.

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