French Historical Studies


French Historical Studies

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Journal Current volume: 44 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.

The 2020 William Koren, Jr. Prize
Congratulations to Elisa Camiscioli, whose essay "Coercion and Choice: The 'Traffic in Women' between France and Argentina in the Early Twentieth Century" won, and to Julia M. Gossard, whose essay "Breaking a Child's Will: Eighteenth-Century Parisian Juvenile Detention Centers" received honorable mention. The William Koren, Jr. Prize is awarded by the Society for French Historical Studies to the most outstanding article on any period of French history published the previous year.


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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
Jeffrey D. Burson
Mita Choudhury
Nicolas Delalande
Sarah Fishman
Felix Germain
Janet Horne
Richard Ivan Jobs
Laura Mason
Raymond Mentzer
Gavin Murray-Miller
Jennifer Palmer
Jonathan Reid
Mona Siegel
Anne Verjus

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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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Indexed/abstracted in the following: Academic OneFile, Academic Search Alumni Edition, Academic Search Complete, Academic Search Elite, Academic Search Premier, Advanced Placement Source, America: History and Life, ArticleFirst, Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Biography Index: Past and Present (H.W. Wilson), Book Review Digest Plus (H.W. Wilson), Book Review Index Plus, Current Abstracts, Current Contents, Dietrich's Index Philosophicus, Electronic Collections Online, Expanded Academic ASAP, General OneFile, Historical Abstracts (Online), History Reference Center, Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984 (H.W. Wilson), Humanities Abstracts (H.W. Wilson), Humanities Index Retrospective: 1907-1984 (H.W. Wilson), Humanities International Complete, Humanities International Index, Humanities Source, Humanities Source Ultimate, IBZ - Internationale Bibliographie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriftenliteratur, InfoTrac Custom, International Bibliography of Art, Selective, Internationale Bibliographie der Rezensionen Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlicher Literatur, Library & Information Science Source, MasterFILE Complete, MasterFILE Elite, MasterFILE Premier, MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association), OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson), Poetry & Short Story Reference Center, Professional ProQuest Central, ProQuest 5000, ProQuest Central, PubMed, Research Library, Russian Academy of Sciences Bibliographies, Scopus, SocINDEX, SocINDEX with Full Text, TOC Premier (Table of Contents), Ulrichsweb, Web of Science, Women's Studies International.
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August 2021 (44:3) - Closes 05/11/2021
October 2021 (44:4) - Closes 07/13/2021

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