We invite submissions based on original archival research as well as conference/roundtable reports and discussion posts. Peripheral Histories is particularly intended as a forum for postgraduate/early career researchers and we therefore welcome posts drawing on work-in-progress. Please contact the editors if you are interested in submitting a guest post and we would be happy to discuss your proposal with you.

If you have an idea for a series of related posts drawing on a particular project or addressing a particular theme or region, please contact us to discussion the possibility of guest editing the blog for a month.


All proposals should be directed to peripheralhistories@gmail.com


Posts should usually be between 800-1,000 words (please contact us directly re. possible exceptions). The editors review all posts for clarity and will contact you with any suggestions for revisions.


Where possible, please provide hyperlinks instead of footnote references. For any necessary notes, please follow the Chicago Manual of Style notes/bibliography style. A brief guide is available here: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide/citation-guide-1.html


Please use Library of Congress transliteration for Russian, or a standard simplified version appropriate to the particular language you are working in.


We encourage you to submit images along with your post. It is the responsibility of the contributor to secure permissions from the copyright holder. Please email the images as separate files with your text. JPEG, TIFF, and PNG formats all accepted. Captions and photo credits should be included with the image.


Please provide a short bio to appear at the bottom of the post, as well as links to your professional website and/or Twitter handle.

As of January 2022, we have had almost 90 different posts published on our site. The map below shows locations of the institutional affiliations of our authors. The map below also shows the topics of the posts with relation to modern countries. The map shows our core contributions both from a standpoint of authors as well as topics. We always welcome posts from these  locations but would welcome more posts from the peripheries as well.