Labour and Family History

CFP: The History of the Family
Dear colleagues,
As the new editorial team of the History of the Family. An International Quarterly, we hope to draw your attention to the opportunities for publication that our journal offers. Remaining dedicated to the (interdisciplinary and comparative) study of the history of the family and the life course, we aim to publish in the future more explorations of labor relations and wage work in connection to family and households. For instance, how was labor migration connected to family forms across the world, what were the household survival strategies of bonded versus free labor, how and when did families become involved in collective labor protest? For the next volume (12), we still have some space left and we encourage those interested to submit draft articles as soon as possible.

More information on the journal's scientific mission is given below.

We hope to welcome you as authors soon,

Theo Engelen and Jan Kok

From January 1st, 2007, The History of the Family. An International Quarterly will be edited by Theo Engelen and Jan Kok. Engelen holds a chair in Historical Demography at the Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands) and Jan Kok is senior researcher at the Virtual Knowledge Studio for the Humanities and Social Sciences (Amsterdam, the Netherlands). The editorial policy of the new team builds on the vision of the The History of the Family's founding editors, Tamara K. Hareven and Andrejs Plakans. Thus, our peer reviewed journal will publish essays submitted by individual authors as well as special themed issues on new developments in the history of the family, the household and kinship, marriage, childhood and youth, life course and aging, and historical demography as it relates to the family.

In addition to those fields traditionally published in the journal, we also welcome studies that experiment with opportunities created by new sources for family and life course history research, such as large databases, special websites, social surveys and digitized (auto)biographical material or newspapers. Likewise, we encourage articles on new methods for analysis and new research practices, such as comparative international research groups. Also, we welcome critical reflection on the categories and concepts employed in historical demography and family history, as well as essays on the relation between quantitative and qualitative approaches.

As always, The History of the Family strongly encourages articles on comparative research across various cultures and societies. We are keen on attracting more work from East and Southern Asia, Africa and Latin America. All aspects of family history are of interest to us, but we would like to make a special call for contributions dealing with the role of the family in migration, religion and family, and the impact of (wage) labour on family relations. Likewise, we invite scholars working on early modern history as well as contemporary history to expand the chronological scope of The History of the Family.

The History of the Family remains dedicated to interdisciplinary research; it publishes articles on historical anthropology, historical sociology, economic history and psychology as they relate to the family and the life course.

The new editorial team invites authors to use the online submission and peer review system of The History of the Family ([url][/url]) in order to speed up the publication process.

Jan Kok, [mailto][/mailto]