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Despite the many uncertainties and challenges facing the world in 2021, we are delighted to announce that Modern Intellectual History will continue to be published four times per year. In our seventeenth year of production, with strong support from our brilliant publishers and editorial board, and thanks to the consistently excellent stream of submissions we continue to receive from our authors, we made the decision to increase our copy flow in 2020. All of us involved in the editing of MIH look forward to continuing to work with contributors and colleagues both old and new, while continuing to push forward into new terrain in modern intellectual history. Thank you for all your support over the years, and we hope that you have enjoyed the new format as much as we have! 

Angus Burgin, Duncan Kelly, Tracie Matysik, Darrin McMahon, Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins.

  • ISSN: 1479-2443 (Print), 1479-2451 (Online)
  • Editors: Professor Angus Burgin Johns Hopkins University, USA, Professor Duncan Kelly University of Cambridge, UK, Professor Tracie M. Matysik University of Texas at Austin, USA, and Professor Darrin M. McMahon Dartmouth College, USA
  • Editorial board
Modern Intellectual History publishes scholarship in intellectual and cultural history from 1650 onwards. MIH concerns itself primarily with apprehending the contextual origins and receptions of texts in order to recover their historical meanings. But we understand ‘texts’ in the broadest sense, so as to encompass multiple forms of intellectual and cultural expression. These include, but are not limited to, political thought, philosophy, religion, literature, both the social sciences and the natural sciences, music, architecture, and the visual arts.

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