Department of History

Department of History
Department of History

Journal of British Studies at Queen's University

We are delighted to bring the Journal of British Studies to the Department of History at Queen’s University.

The journal, founded in 1961 and now published by Cambridge University Press, disseminates new research on the history of Britain from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. The ambit of the journal also reaches beyond the discipline of history to encompass literature, historical geography and art history within the United Kingdom and the British world. The journal is the flagship publication of the North American Conference of British Studies. In the past it has been edited from institutions such as the University of Chicago, the University of Pittsburgh, and McGill University.

The Journal of British Studies appears four times yearly, offering stand-alone research articles, a comprehensive book review section, round tables and special forums. Contributors research and teach at universities across North America and Europe, and further afield, from Israel to Japan. The Journal has a global reach. As the current editors of the journal, we seek to encourage high quality submissions from a wide arena, to maintain its academic rigor and stylistic excellence, and to explore new areas of scholarship. We work collaboratively with an advisory board and team of associate editors from universities across Britain and North America, including Cambridge, Columbia, Concordia, Cornell, Dalhousie, Oxford, Princeton, and Yale.

We also seek to provide invaluable opportunities for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to be part of the creation of new research and to learn about academic publishing and editing. Throughout its five-year stay (2017-2022), the editorial project will host special public lectures and research forums linked to research published in the Journal of British Studies.

This is an exciting opportunity for faculty and students in the Department of History to be at the forefront of new re-search and knowledge production in a prominent field.

The journal can be accessed at https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-british-studies or via university libraries. If readers are interested in a specific article and unable to access it, we invite you to email the editors: jbsedit@queensu.ca

- Editors Dr. Sandra M. den Otter & Dr. Jeffrey Collins Queen's University