Call for Articles on the Thirty Years War (German Life and Letters)


CFP: Commemorating 1618 


2018 marks the 400th anniversary of the outbreak of the Thirty Years War (1618-1648). This first pan-European conflict has been increasingly neglected in recent scholarship on European cultural politics, faith and identity. Yet, in many ways, it sets the ground for both socio-political and literary constellations that will determine developments across the central European continent in general and the German-speaking territories in particular for the next 400 years. To mark the occasion, the editors of German Life and Letters would like to invite select pieces of new research on this topic across the regular issues of the journal scheduled to appear in 2018. These pieces will enjoy special profiling from our publisher, Wiley Blackwell, such as being made freely available, promoted via social media, and included in Wiley’s other marketing initiatives. We particularly welcome new angles drawing on early modern materials, but also encourage pieces that address later engagements with the topic and/or reflect on subsequent European concerns that can be traced back to this anniversary.


In line with the journal's remit to cover both 'life' and 'letters', we are equally pleased to receive submissions of 6,000-8,000 words dealing with literature, film, history of ideas, politics, philosophy, and political and cultural history. If you would like to discuss an idea for a submission, please contact the lead UK/Europe editor for this initiative, Professor Rebecca Braun ( North American submissions should be directed to our North American editor, Professor Stephen Brockmann ( For further information on preparing an article for submission, please see here: