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Contributions are invited for publication in volume 44.1, 2016 of the Melbourne Historical Journal (MHJ). Published since 1961, the MHJ is a refereed journal for the publication of postgraduate research in all aspects of history. It is open to new approaches and aims to present original postgraduate work to a wide readership.


The intersections of networks, nodes and flows, people, goods and ideas is a dominant critical mode for understanding contemporary and historical worlds. For many reasons, these flows have always coalesced around people and groups, communities, cities and nations, at scales from the intimate to the virtual, from the body to the globe. Yet across history disconnection, disenfranchisement and dislocation have been ever present, driven by crisis, contestation and division, sometimes by choice but more often by coercion or force. The MHJ seeks papers that at once constitute and unsettle the intersections and disconnections of the past.

The MHJ is calling for papers that explore the theme Intersections & Disconnections for its 2016 issue. These may address, but should not be limited to, questions of:

  • Local, national and transnational networks, connections and nodes.
  • The politics and intersections of axes of identity such as gender, class, race and sexuality.
  • Historical junctures, breaks and watersheds.
  • Ties between social, political, economic and other movements.
  • Associations between the human, non-human and more-than-human.
  • Creative, relational and critical modes of historical inquiry.

We strongly encourage postgraduate and early career scholars to submit papers.

Papers should be 5000-7000 words in length, including footnotes and references.

Submissions should conform to the journal submission policies including style guide.

Submit by the 30th of June 2016 15th of July 2016 at

Any queries? Contact the MHJ Collective.
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