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Volume 80 (2019)
Quarterly (January, April, July, October)
ISSN: 0022-5037
E-ISSN: 1086-3222

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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Forkosch Prizes

The winner of the JHI's Selma V. Forkosch Prize for the best article published in Volume 79 (2018) is Federica Morelli for “Race, Wars, and Citizenship: Free People of Color in the Spanish American Independence” volume 79, number 1, pages 143–56.

The winner of the JHI’s Morris D. Forkosch Prize for the best first book in intellectual history (2017) is Eli Cook, for The Pricing of Progress: Economic Indicators and the Capitalization of American Life (Harvard University Press).

For more information about the Forkosch Prizes, including a list of past winners, click here. 


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Journal of the History of Ideas
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Email: jhi@history.upenn.edu

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Department of History
Old Dominion University
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Phone: 757-683-3949
Email: mcarhart@odu.edu    

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