French Historical Studies


French Historical Studies

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Journal Current volume: 42 Frequency: Quarterly

Academic Editor(s): Kathryn A. Edwards, Carol E. Harrison

The official journal of the Society for French Historical Studies

French Historical Studies, the leading journal on the history of France, publishes articles and commentaries on all periods of French history from the Middle Ages to the present. The journal’s diverse format includes forums, review essays, special issues, and articles in French, as well as bilingual abstracts of the articles in each issue. Also featured are bibliographies of recent articles, dissertations, and books in French history and announcements of fellowships, prizes, and conferences of interest to French historians.


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Editorial Office:
French Historical Studies
History Department, 245 Gambrell Hall
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
803-777-4494 (fax)

Kathryn A. Edwards, University of South Carolina
Carol E. Harrison, University of South Carolina

Managing Editor:
Laura Foxworth

Editorial Board:
Naomi Andrews
Megan Armstrong
Jeffrey D. Burson
Mita Choudhury
Rachel Chrastil
Eleanor Davey
Christine Haynes
Richard Ivan Jobs
Daniel Lee
Laura Mason
Gavin Murray-Miller
Arnaud Orain
Jennifer Palmer
Jonathan Reid
Mona Siegel
Anne Verjus
Natalya Vince

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To submit an article, please visit If this is your first time using Editorial Manager, you will need to register. Submit your manuscript, following the instructions on the site. Articles may be submitted in English or French and should be typed double-spaced, including footnotes (not endnotes), block quotes, and tables. To ensure anonymity, the author's name should not appear on the title page or in the body of the manuscript. Please follow The Chicago Manual of Style, seventeenth edition, and the journal's style guide. Manuscripts should not exceed 10,000 words in length (excluding footnotes). All other editorial correspondence should be sent to the editors, Kathryn A. Edwards and Carol E. Harrison, at, or French Historical Studies, History Department, 245 Gambrell Hall, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208.

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Closing Dates
October 2020 (43:4) - Closes 07/30/2020
February 2020 (43:1) - Closes 11/29/2019
April 2020 (43:2) - Closes 02/04/2020
August 2020 (43:3) - Closes 05/20/2020

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ISSN: 0016-1071
e-ISSN: 1527-5493