Jewish Historical Studies: A Journal of English-Speaking Jewry
CFP for Volume 56 (2025)
Deadline for submissions 31 March 2024

We invite submissions for Volume 56 of Jewish Historical Studies: A Journal of English-Speaking Jewry (JHS).

In concert with its founding mission, JHS publishes original research focused on the Jewish past in pre-modern and modern England. From 2023, however, the journal has embraced a broader vision, devoting attention to other Jewish communities with which Anglo-Jewry shares intimate historical ties: South Africa, Canada, Australia, and the English-speaking Caribbean. Our upcoming special issue on South African Jewry (Volume 55, 2024) reflects this change in focus.

The journal invites articles that address Jewish history in these contexts, while also encouraging comparative historical work across communities that otherwise have been typically studied as discrete units. We seek contributions that challenge, deepen and broaden our understanding of the characteristics of English-speaking Jewry, particularly the challenges and opportunities that liberal host societies presented to the development of Jewish life. We also seek articles that trace the transnational connections between these communities and identify the ways in which a common language facilitated the emergence of a distinctive anglophone Jewish sphere.

While predominantly historical in its focus, JHS encourages contributions that augment historical perspectives with the insights and methodologies of complementary disciplines.

Please email your full manuscript (8,000 words), author CV, as well as a 300 word abstract to JHS Managing Editor Jemima Jarman at

Submission guidelines can be found here.

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