We are pleased to announce the creation of History Research Network (HistoryRN), which focuses on 23 major areas of scholarship. SSRN's newest network provides a worldwide online community for history scholars and for the sharing of ideas across a broad spectrum of early stage research, including working papers, conference papers, preprints, etc.

HistoryRN Network Director: Margaret Crosby-Arnold, Research Scholar, Columbia University - Department of History; Professor of History, Southern University - Department of History

The following HistoryRN areas are available and subscriptions will be free during the start-up phase.

AFRIKA: AFRICA & GLOBAL AFRICA HISTORY & REVIEW

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Description: This area includes content on a broad range of scholarship, in both timeframe and thematic scope, on the histories of the sub-African continent and its global impact. It also offers expert reviews and comments on current scholarship and events from historical perspectives. The name "Afrika" is derived from the Swahili name for "Africa".


ALEM: MIDDLE EASTERN ORBIT HISTORY & REVIEW

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Description: This area includes content on the histories of the Middle East and its wider-world orbit from medieval to modern times. It also offers expert reviews and comments on current scholarship and events from historical perspectives. The name "Alem" is derived from the Arabic word for history.


AMERICA: NORTH AMERICA & NORTH AMERICA'S ORBIT HISTORY

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Description: This area includes content on the histories of North America from pre-colonial through the present power regions of the United States and Canada. It also offers expert reviews and comments on current scholarship and events from historical perspectives.


AMET: ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY & REVIEW

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Description: This area includes content from across the range of humanities, social sciences, and sciences concerned with the history of interactions between humans and the natural world and the natural world's impact on human life as well as reviews of contributions and comments on contemporary issues from a historical perspective. The name "Amet" is derived from the Latin word for environment.


ARTEMISIA: ANCIENT NEAR EAST ORBIT HISTORY

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Description: This area includes content on the histories of the Ancient Near East and its wider orbit. It also offers expert reviews and comments on current scholarship and events from historical perspectives. The name "Artemesia" is derived from the female ruler of ancient Halicarnassus, who allied with Xerxes and personally commanded a fleet that defeated the Greeks.


ARTIUM: CREATIVE ARTS HISTORY & CONTEMPORARY REVIEW

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Description: This area includes content on the visual, musical, literary, dance, and performed arts, offering a combination of current historical scholarship and reviews of contemporary arts and scholarship. The name "Artium" comes from the Latin word for arts.


EUPRAXIA: CLASSICAL & MEDIEVAL GLOBAL EUROPEAN HISTORY

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Description: This area includes content on the histories of Europe and its wider orbit from the classical through medieval epochs. It also offers expert reviews and comments on current scholarship and events from historical perspectives. The name "Eupraxia" is derived from the woman god of well-being in ancient Greek mythology.


EUROPA: EUROPE & EUROPE'S ORBIT HISTORY

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Description: This area includes content on the histories of Europe since the Early Modern Era through the development of the European Union. It also offers expert reviews and comments on current scholarship and events from historical perspective.


HISTORIAN'S CORNER: EXPERT HISTORIANS COMMENTING ON CONTEMPORARY POLITICS & SOCIETY

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Description: This area includes content with a focus on comments from professional historians concerning contemporary politics and society. It also offers reviews of publications and/or comments about the accuracy of uses of history and/or historical memory in current political, social and/or economic life.


HISTORY EDUCATOR: COURSES, CASES, & TEACHING

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Description: This area includes content that supports high quality student learning in History and related disciplines, and is designed for the sharing of teaching materials. This includes casebooks, reviews of casebooks, lecture notes, class summaries, outlines, supplementary materials (for your own or someone else's book), syllabi, problem sets, PowerPoint presentations, videos, and other teaching materials.


HOME & HERITAGE: FAMILY & COMMUNITY HISTORY

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Description: This area includes content on families and communities, large and small, the tracing of ancestry as well as genealogical conservation.


ITIHAAS: SOUTHWEST ASIA & ORBIT HISTORY

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Description: This area includes content on the histories of Southwest Asia from internal and global perspectives, from antiquity to present. It also offers expert reviews and comments on current scholarship and events from historical perspectives. The name "Itihaas" is derived from the Hindi word for history.


MEMORIAE: HISTORICAL MEMORY & PUBLIC HISTORY

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Description: This area includes content on historical memory, the way groups of people create and then identify with specific narratives about historical periods or events, from antiquity to present, and public history. It also offers reviews of current scholarship and expert comments on contemporary issues of public memory. The name "Memoriae" is derived from the Latin word for memory.


NUSANTARA: SOUTHEAST ASIA & ORBIT HISTORY

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Description: This area includes content on the histories of Southeast Asia from internal and global perspectives. It also offers expert reviews and comments on current scholarship and events from historical perspectives. The name "Nusantara" is derived from the Indonesian/Malay name for Maritime Southern Asia.


OIKONOMIA: BANKING, FINANCE, ECONOMY & TRADE HISTORY

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Description: This area includes content on the history of economy in the widest sense, covering the full range of possible subjects from theory to institutionalized inequities combined with reviews of current scholarship and expert comments on contemporary issues in historical perspectives. The name "Oikonomia" is derived from the Ancient Greek word for economy.


OLMEC: MESOAMERICA HISTORY & REVIEW

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Description: This area includes content on the histories of Mesoamerica regionally and in global perspectives from pre-Columbian to modern times. It also offers expert reviews and comments on current scholarship and events from historical perspectives. The name "Olmec" is derived from the first Mesoamerican civilization.


POSEIDON: OCEANIC, SEA & INLAND WATERWAYS HISTORY

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Description: This area includes content on scholarship concerned with the histories of oceans, seas, and waterways, generally, as central axes of human entanglement, intersection, exchange, conflict, transport, settlement and more, and is concerned with the full range of human interaction with our fluid planet. It also offers expert reviews and comments from historical perspectives. The name "Poseidon" is derived from the mythological ancient Greek god of the sea.


SERRA: LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN ORBIT HISTORY

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Description: This area includes content on the histories of Latin America, the Caribbean, and its wider orbit from pre-Columbian through the present time. It also offers expert reviews and comments on current scholarship and events from historical perspectives. The name "Serra" is derived from the ancient Arawak word for exchange.


SEVERUS: NORTH AFRICAN ORBIT ANCIENT TO MODERN HISTORY & REVIEW

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Description: This area includes content on a broad range of historical scholarship on North Africa from antiquity to present and its impact globally. It also offers expert reviews and comments on current scholarship and events from historical perspectives. The name is derived from the first Roman Emperor of African-descent, Lucius Septimius Severus, who ruled the Roman Empire from 193-211.


TARIH: CROSSROADS CENTRAL ASIA HISTORY

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Description: This area includes content on the complex histories of Central Asia, a vital crossroads of exchange in global history. It also offers expert reviews and comments on current scholarship and events from historical perspectives. The name "Tarih" is derived from the Turkish word for history.


THE REPOSITORY: HISTORIOGRAPHICAL

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Description: This area includes contemporary historiographical articles as well as accumulated research and major breakthroughs across subfields of the historical profession from the twentieth century forward.


THUCYDIDES: CONFLICT & CONFLICT RESOLUTION HISTORY & REVIEW

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Description: This area includes content on the histories of large-scale human conflicts and resolutions, including but not limited to warfare, diplomacy, foreign relations, civil strife, organized violence and resistance, armed conflict, mediation and resolution, as well as expert reviews and comments on current scholarship and events from historical perspectives. The name is derived from the ancient Athenian historian Thucydides, whose classic History of the Peloponnesian War remains a canonical text in military higher education.


YÀZHōU: ASIA PACIFIC & ORBIT HISTORY

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Description: This area includes content on the histories of the Asia Pacific and its orbit from ancient to modern times. It also offers expert reviews and comments on current scholarship and events from historical perspectives. The name "Yàzhðu" is derived from the Mandarin Chinese word for "Asia".




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Sincerely,

Margaret Crosby-Arnold
Network Director
History Research Network

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