Call for Papers

Open Call for Papers

Title: Carnival volume XXIII

Deadline: June 4, 2023, 23:59 CET

The editorial board of Carnival opens its Call for Papers for edition XXIII. We welcome submissions for articles (± 7000-8000 words), short essays (± 2500 words) and book reviews (± 1500 words). Interested authors can send in their abstracts (300-500 words) and short biograpical notes (ca. 150 words) to by Sunday, June 4, 2023, 23:59h CET.

Full papers will be requested after acceptance of the abstract and will go through a double-blind peer-review process before publication. Please read more about our referencing and submission guidelines before submitting your contribution to Carnival.

Envisioned timing:

  • June 4 Deadline CfP and submission of abstracts (300-500 words)
  • June 22 Notification of approval
  • September 11 Submission of the full article
  • December Publication volume XXIII

Upcoming Call for papers

Title: Conference Proceedings volume II

Deadline: TBA

We will welcome articles (max. 7000 words), short essays (max. 2500 words), book reviews (max. 1500 words) and academic seminar/workshop reports (max. 1500 words). Other formats are strongly encouraged as well, e.g. interviews with academics involved in the seminar.

Previous Call for papers

Curious to read the previous issues of Carnival? Previous editions have been published online or digitalised and can be consulted in the online archive.


Title: Conference Proceedings I

Deadline: Sunday 14/3/2021, 23:59h CET

Estimated publication: fall 2021

CARNIVAL – Journal of the International Students of History Association (ISHA) is now sending a call for papers for the first volume of Carnival – Conference Proceedings! 

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CARNIVAL – Conference Proceedings is a new format that will run parallel to the CARNIVAL journal, a call for its 21st volume will be launched later this year. The new Conference Proceedings format aims to collect and share excellent research carried out in the context of preparation for and participation in ISHA-seminars. As these seminars and the exchange of historical research results are at the core of ISHA’s academic activities, we want to motivate attendees to enhance and valorise their research and participation through academic output. The call for papers will be launched annually and welcomes publications related to seminars of the previous year. 

The editorial board of CARNIVAL invites all students who attended an ISHA seminar in the previous year to submit articles for the first issue of CARNIVAL – Conference Proceedings. Because of the special circumstances of 2020 and the cancellation of multiple seminars due to COVID-19, we welcome articles concerning: 

  • Memory Spaces (New Year Seminar, January 2019, Marburg)
  • Deconstruction of Myths about women in History (Spring Seminar, April 2019, Belgrade)
  • Walls in History (Summer Seminar, August 2019, Berlin)
  • Recycle History (Annual Conference, September 2019, Budapest)
  • Others in History (New Year Seminar, January 2020, Zagreb) 
  • Power Structures, Colonialism & Imperialism throughout History (Annual Conference, September 2020, Ghent)

CARNIVAL is a blind peer-reviewed academic journal directed by a committee of international graduate students and early career researchers affiliated with the International Students of History Association. In addition to showcasing the work of students of the historical sciences at all academic stages, CARNIVAL provides a unique platform from which emerging scholars are able to develop their skills as writers, editors and reviewers; they also familiarize themselves with the processes integral to academic publishing. The journal is published open access online and will now be expanded with a Conference Proceedings issue. 

Contributions should be submitted by Sunday 14/03/2021, 23:59h CET. We welcome articles (max. 7000 words), short essays (max. 2500 words), book reviews (max. 1500 words) and academic seminar/workshop reports (max. 1500 words). Other formats are strongly encouraged as well, e.g. interviews with academics involved in the seminar. In case of doubt about the suitability of your proposition, you can always contact the editorial board. Submitted articles should include an abstract which summarises the proposed topic, utilised methodology, and evidence of source material. All contributors will be informed in 30 days if their contributions are to be accepted. The contributions should adhere to the citation and formatting guidelines found on the ISHA International website (

For more information about CARNIVAL, and examples of previous editions, please see the ISHA website: For all questions, queries, abstracts and articles, please contact Charlotte Rottiers directly at

We look forward to your submissions for this very first CARNIVAL – Conference Proceedings!