About the Journal

Focus and Scope

In response to the increasing interest in the "global" as a field of inquiry, a perspective, and an approach, Global Histories: A Student Journal aims to offer a platform for debate, discussion and intellectual exchange for a new generation of scholars with diverse research interests. Global history can provide an opportunity to move beyond disciplinary boundaries and methodological centrisms, both in time and space. As students of global history at Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, our interest lies not in prescribing what global history is and what it is not, but to encourage collaboration, cooperation, and discourse among students seeking to explore new intellectual frontiers.


Publication Frequency

Global Histories is published twice yearly, in Spring and Autumn. Each issue is a stand-alone edition with a separate publication schedule.  Please also keep an eye on the homepage for updates on dates for submission and publication.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Sources of Support

This journal project is realized with generous support from Free University Berlin, specifically from the Global History Section of the Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, the OJS e-publishing project at CEDIS, and the ZEDAT hostmaster team.

Journal History

Editorial Board history

September 2015 - February 2017: Editor- Alexandra Holmes

March 2017 - September 2018: Editor- Paul Sprute

October 2018 - September 2020: Editor- Alina Rodriguez 

October 2020 - March 2023: Editor- Ruby Guyot

April 2023 - : Editor- Phoebe Ka Laam Ng