After the success of the Global History Student Conference 2015, students of Global History at the Freie Universität and Humboldt-Universität decided to embark on a complementary project of starting an online academic journal.

This first volume of Global Histories: A Student Journal was conceived as a direct response to the conference in April 2015 as its principal theme. It presented a number of papers delivered by students at the conference in Berlin alongside summaries of its ten panels and a summary of the final discussion.

Since then, the journal has evolved to become an independent sister project of the student conference, also run by a team of students enrolled in the Global History MA program in Berlin. The journal is now published twice a year, in spring and autumn, and shares the aim of the conference to provide a platform for debate, discussion and intellectual exchange for a new generation of scholars across the world with diverse research interests.

The editorial team currently welcomes submissions of research articles and conference reviews for vol. 4, no. 1 (Spring 2018) of ‘Global Histories’. The deadline for applications is 1st Jan 2018. The call for submissions and and further information are available on the journal’s website:


The current volume of our journal includes a review of the 2017 Global History Student Conference and three of its eight research articles are based on presentations to this year’s conference. The volume can be found here: