The upcoming centenary of the foundation of the League of Nations and associated international bodies represents an invitation for historians, sociologists, political scientists, economists, legal experts, and anthropologists to reflect on the origins of the contemporary system of international organizations, its transformations over the past 100 years and the various challenges it faces today. Moreover, recent methodological evolutions as well as increasing accessibility of sources coming directly from within the international organizations, such as archives of international secretariats, private papers of different important actors, but also ethnographic observations inside those organizations, make the aims of this call especially relevant.
The proposed special issue seeks original theoretical, comparative, and case studies providing disciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives on the history of international organizations in the 20th and 21st centuries. Suggested subthemes and subtopics include the rise of a specific internationalist culture characterizing the milieu of international organizations; the dynamics of their inner transformations and related tensions; the various actors in international organizations, their circulation, exchange, and links to national or local levels; as well as the impact of global political caesuras on the international organizations’ functioning, such as the two world wars and the end of the bipolar world system.
The articles are to be written in English and should be ideally 7,000 to 10,000 words in length. The contributions are to be sent to the editorial team at firstname.lastname@example.org or uploaded via AUC Studia Territorialia journal management system. The authors should consult the submission guidelines for further instructions and style at http://stuter.fsv.cuni.cz/index.php/stuter/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions. All contributions are subject to double-blind peer-review.
Abstract submission deadline: January 15, 2019.
Notification on further status: January 31, 2019.
Article submission deadline: March 31, 2019.
AUC Studia Territorialia is a leading Czech peer-reviewed academic journal focusing on area studies. It covers history, social, political, and economic affairs of the nations of North America, Europe, and post-Soviet Eurasia in the 20th and 21st centuries. The journal is published by the Institute of International Studies of Charles University, Prague. It is indexed, i.a., in the EBSCO, ERIH PLUS and CEEOL databases.