October 2023 Volume 84.4
About Journal of the History of Ideas
Since its inception in 1940, the Journal of the History of Ideas has served as a medium for the publication of research in intellectual history that is of common interest to scholars and students in a wide range of fields. It is committed to encouraging diversity in regional coverage, chronological range, and methodological approaches. JHI defines intellectual history expansively and ecumenically, including the histories of philosophy, of literature and the arts, of the natural and social sciences, of religion, and of political thought. It also encourages scholarship at the intersections of cultural and intellectual history — for example, the history of the book and of visual culture.
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The winner of the JHI's Selma V. Forkosch Prize for the best article published in 2022 is Dan Edelstein for “A ‘Revolution’ in Political Thought: Translations of Polybius Book 6 and the Conceptual History of Revolution” (volume 83, no. 1, pp. 17–40).
The winner of the JHI’s Morris D. Forkosch Prize for the best first book in intellectual history (2022) is Nathan Vedal for The Culture of Language in Ming China: Sound, Script, and the Redefinition of Boundaries of Knowledge (Columbia University Press, 2022).
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