The Tufts Historical Review Editorial Board is delighted to announce a call for submissions to Volume XI of the Tufts Historical Review, an academic journal of global history that seeks both undergraduate and graduate papers of the highest caliber.
This year, the theme of our journal is Chaos. Before Gaia, Tartarus, or Nyx, Chaos (Χάος) ruled the universe. The ancient Greeks conceptualized Chaos as a gap or space between concrete worlds, ideas, or eras. However, chaos has not always been defined by an absence or lacking of elements, but also as a force of turmoil, pandemonium, or unpredictability.
From the religious upheaval stemming from the Protestant Reformation to the social confusion of the Sexual Revolution, chaos has fundamentally altered the cultural fabric of society. Similarly, the trauma of the Bubonic Plague and the tumult of Mao’s Great Leap Forward shook the foundations of the existing world orders. Beyond this, as Genghis Khan and Napoleon Bonaparte epitomized, the art of chaos has been integral in the conquest and subjugation of nations.
Throughout history, humanity has been defined by the balance between order and chaos. Inspired leaders and nations have created and overcome chaos to impose order. Peoples, empires, and ideas will rise and fall and, when they do, chaos will always reign supreme.
These are just a few examples. The Editorial Board seeks outstanding articles – between 2,500 and 8,000 words – that explore our theme from a diverse array of perspectives. Submissions are due by 31 January 2018, and should be submitted to email@example.com. Please refer the following document for more information.