July 2020 Volume 81.3
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 Volume 80 (2019) is Sophie Smith for "The Language of ‘Political Science’ in Early Modern Europe" (volume 80, no. 2, p. 203–26).
The winner of the JHI’s Morris D. Forkosch Prize for the best first book in intellectual history (2019) is Lydia Barnett, for After the Flood: Imagining the Global Environment in Early Modern Europe (Johns Hopkins University Press).
For more information about the Forkosch Prizes, including a list of past winners, click here.
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