WHITE HORSE PRESS JOURNALS
This site is used for submissions and review of papers in the majority of White Horse Press journals. You can find Environment and History here.
Worldwide Waste is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal presenting innovative research on waste from around the world. It provides the first scholarly platform for open-access scholarship that critically interrogates the cultural, social, economic and political systems within which waste is created, managed and circulated. Since both the materials of discards and their meanings vary in time and space, research on waste needs to attend to empirical investigation of local contexts. Devoted to scholarship, the journal privileges no particular theories, debates or trends. Its goal is to actively stimulate publications of innovative scholarship on relatively unexplored topics and/or from geographical areas that have thus far been underrepresented in waste studies. The scope of Worldwide Waste is not restricted to the present, but welcomes contributions from scholars investigating historical aspects of human relationships with waste. Submissions are encouraged from across the humanities and social sciences, including anthropology, archaeology, ecology, geography, politics, sociology, and science and technology studies. Submissions are also welcomed from disciplines in which waste-related research is currently less prominently represented, such as literature, philosophy, and the visual and performing arts.
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The half-yearly journal Global Environment: A Journal of Transdisciplinary History acts as a forum and echo chamber for ongoing studies on the environment and world history, with special focus on modern and contemporary topics.
Nomadic Peoples is an international journal published by the White Horse Press for the Commission on Nomadic Peoples, International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences. Its primary concerns are the current circumstances of all nomadic peoples around the world and their prospects. Its readership includes all those interested in nomadic peoples — scholars, researchers, planners and project administrators.
The Journal of Population and Sustainability (JP&S) is an open access interdisciplinary journal exploring all aspects of the relationship between human numbers and environmental issues. The journal publishes both peer reviewed and invited material. It is an interdisciplinary hub inviting contributions from the social sciences, humanities, environmental and natural sciences including those concerned with family planning and reproductive health. The journal includes original research papers, reviews of already published research, commentary, opinion pieces, book reviews and praxis articles outlining practical interventions in the field.
Plant Perspectives is a new forum, grounded in interdisciplinary plant studies, to explore plant–human interactions in all spatial, temporal and cultural contexts. Plants are the central actors here, and the journal encourages new directions in the study of sensory, instrumental and affective entanglements between human and vegetal spheres. Papers will address a wide variety of subjects, including but by no means limited to: horticulture and arboriculture; colonialism and other power asymmetries; medicine, health and care; governance, rights and ethics; art and literature; film and media; heritage and leisure; traditional ecological knowledge; conservation and environmental change; and scientific communication. Taking ‘environmental humanities’ as its foundation, the journal warmly invites contributions from those working in academic disciplines such as anthropology, geography, history, literary studies, philosophy and social sciences; from those whose work transcends traditional disciplinary classifications or extends towards the natural sciences; and from those outside the academy, for example garden and forest practitioners, artists, creative writers and activists. Rigorous standards of double-anonymous peer review will apply to research articles, but the journal will also have sections showcasing a range of non-traditional forms (interviews, narrative fiction and non-fiction, poetry, visual and multimedia essays), subject to appropriate processes of evaluation. Plant Perspectives will thus be a place where the paths of different discourses cross and their branches intertwine, where scholars and practitioners with an interest in plants can develop and hone new thinking and where – crucially – the plant itself is always centre stage.
Climates and Cultures in History addresses the social, cultural, political and economic dimensions of climatic variability in human history around the world.
It publishes articles — original research, reviews, perspectives, and teaching pieces — on all periods of human history. The journal aims to bring into conversation what disciplinary separation has fragmented — the expertise of all the historical sciences: archaeology and ancient, medieval, early-modern and modern history. We hope, by this integrative approach, to create a thesaurus of knowledge about cultural interactions with the climate system, from the paleolithic era to the present. This new Open Access journal seeks to bring broader attention to historical climate research in general and to emphasise its relevance in the ongoing discourse about anthropogenic climate change today. It is a forum for collaboration to flourish between archaeologists; human, historical and physical geographers; historians; and climatologists. In this collaborative spirit, we place particular emphasis on including the perspective of researchers from countries of the Global South, which still tends to be underrepresented in (historical) climate research. The journal’s scope is global, which means it welcomes studies on any part of the world, not only at the global scale, but also at regional and local levels.
The journal is now open for submissions.