Global Futures

deadline for submissions: 
December 1, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
New Global Studies
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The editors of New Global Studies invite proposals for essays on the subject of ‘global futures’. Essays may cover any historical period. The central questions that this forum poses are:

How have globalization and globality affected historical periodization?

How do global re-conceptualizations of the past and present rely on assumptions and beliefs about the future?

How has the now-widespread use of the term ‘anthropocene’ affected a global consciousness?

How do the phenomena of de-globalization and re-globalization relate to global futures?

How do ‘unforeseen’ future events (particularly crises such as pandemics) employ global narratives?

What is the place of futurism in global studies?

Please send expressions of interest, or abstracts of 500 words and a brief bio-note to the editors, by 1 December 2022. Please quote ‘Global Futures’ in the subject line.

Notification of acceptance will be no later than 15 January 2023. If accepted, full essays (of 7000 to 9000 words) will be due by 15 July 2023.

Review-essays and interviews pertinent to the forum are also welcome. Please contact the journal editors with any questions.

New Global Studies