Call for Papers and Participation

We are pleased to announce the formation of the Society for Global Nineteenth-Century Studies, a geographically and disciplinarily diverse network of scholars who share an interest in the world’s connectedness between 1780 and 1914. Unconstrained by the imperial frames that characterized the era's own approach to globalization, the Society encourages a rethinking of the period via biennial world congresses and more frequent regional events; a flagship journal, Global Nineteenth-Century Studies, published from spring 2022 by Liverpool University Press; and additional initiatives to be announced in due course. You can learn more about the Society and become a member at

Global Nineteenth-Century Studies publishes pioneering essays of transnational, comparative, transimperial, transpacific, and transatlantic significance while also serving as a venue to debate these terms and their corresponding methodologies and epistemologies. Investigating material culture forms, visual and literary texts, ideas, and sentient beings that transcend national boundaries, essays in GNCS are asked to engage critically with mobility and migration, imperialism and colonialism, and production and distribution, as well as travel, technologies, and varieties of exchange. The editorial team welcomes submissions along these lines at <>.

We hope that many MESA members who work on the nineteenth century will also consider participating in the Society and submitting to GNCS as we attempt to understand the period anew.


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