CARNIVAL – Journal of the International Students of History Association (ISHA) is now sending a call for papers for the next volume: Vol. 18 (2016): Nationalism, Diversity, and Marginalisation in Urban History.

The editorial board of CARNIVAL invites students (undergraduate and postgraduate) from all disciplines with a connection to the historical sciences to submit articles and reviews for the upcoming issue of our journal. Inspired by the themes of the recent special seminars in Paris and Rome, and the theme of the Summer Seminar in Osijek, students are encouraged to submit works which speak to the topics of nationalism, marginalisation, diversity, and urban history.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

• Nationalism
• Transnationalism
• Globalisation
• Anti-colonial and post-colonial movements
• Migration
• Urban spaces and multiculturalism
• Racism
• Religious, political, and ethnic minorities
• Disability in history
• Gender and sexuality in history (including the role of women in history, sexual minorities, and LGBT history etc.),
• Criminality (including prostitution, criminal organizations, prisoners, bandits, heretics etc.)

CARNIVAL is a peer-reviewed academic journal directed by a committee of international graduate students and early career researchers affiliated with the International Students of History Association. In addition to showcasing the work of students of the historical sciences, CARNIVAL provides a unique platform from which emerging scholars are able to develop their skills as writers, editors, reviewers and translators, and familiarize themselves with the processes integral to academic publishing. The journal is published annually online.

Abstracts (max. 500 words) should be submitted by 30 September 2016. Abstracts should briefly summarise the proposed topic, methodology to be utilised, and evidence of source material. All contributors will be informed in 15 days if their contributions are to be accepted. The final deadline for submitting completed articles (max. 7000 words) and book reviews (max. 1500 words) is 30 November 2016. All contributions should adhere to the citation and formatting guidelines found on the ISHA International website (

For more information about CARNIVAL, and examples of previous editions, see the ISHA website: All questions, queries, abstracts and articles should be directed to Alexandra Leonzini at

We look forward to you submissions!


Meet the New Officials: ISHA Webmaster 2016-2017 Elke Close


I’m Elke and I will be the webmaster for this year. This will be my second year as an official after being the secretary last year. It was a great experience and as much as I loved all of the paperwork (ahum) I wanted to help ISHA in a way this year that I could combine with my PhD in Classics at the University of Edinburgh (Ancient History is totally underrated) which I will be finishing this year. So if you have anything that needs to be on the website, Facebook or Twitter, don’t hesitate to contact me!



Meet the New Officials: Carnival Editor-In-Chief 2016-2017 Alexandra Leonzini.

G’day g’day, My name is Alex and I’m a member of ISHA Berlin/France. After a five month fellowship at l’EHESS in Paris, I am now at the tail end of a joint masters in Global History at Freie Univeristät Berlin and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and excited to attack Carnival with the ferocity of an Australian drop bear on a tourist who hasn’t rubbed Vegemite behind their ears (you have to do this. Trust me, it’s the only way). I will be working closely with the speaker of the newly(ish) formed PhD Committee, Alexandre Faure (ISHA Paris), to ensure that Carnival continues to be a valuable tool for all members to develop their skills as scholars, editors, translators, and reviewers. I am currently working on new and improved style and editing guides, and should have the next Call for Papers out at the end of the month (so look out for that)! If you have anything you feel is worthy of publication (or you wish to get involved in the wonderful world of academic publishing), let me know! The more the merrier! Viva ISHA!