First World War Studies

First World War Studies is a peer-reviewed, scholary journal that is the flagship publication of the International Society for the First World War Studies. In keeping with our Society’s objectives, the journal aims to showcase a wide range of approaches to the conflict, be they local, national, comparative or transnational in scope. We also publish articles breaking down disciplinary boundaries. The journal approaches the subject of the First World War without chronological, geographic, or topical constraints. It embraces not merely the period associated with the years between 1914 and 1918, but seeks to include the diplomatic, political, social, cultural, and military complexities evident before, during, and most certainly after the cessation of hostilities. The journal contributes to the ongoing debates concerning the origins and causes, conduct, and legacies of the First World War. UNC Charlotte’s department of history is the founding institution of the journal.

Editor: Dr. Heather Perry


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.

Co-Editors: Dr. Christine Haynes, UNC Charlotte and Jennifer Ngaire Heuer, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Journal of Urban History

The Journal of Urban History is the major academic journal for urban historical research. Since its inception in 1974, the journal has published a broad array of interdisciplinary scholarship focusing on the development of cities throughout the world. Several of our articles have won prestigious prizes from the major academic organizations. We are ranked 17th among the top 20 Social Science journals identified by Google on the basis of citations in books and articles. We are also ranked by Thomson-Reuters among the top thirty-five journals in both the Social Science and Urban Studies categories. The JUH publishes extensive review essays of current works, forums on contentious topics in urban deveopment, and special issues on new fields of inquiry within the broad boundaries of urban history. The journal has been housed in the UNC Charlotte history department since 1990. We publish six issues per year. For additional information, visit

Editor: Dr. David Goldfield