BJHS Themes is a fully open access, peer-reviewed journal for the history of science, which publishes annual thematic collections aimed at animating the history of science community. BJHS Themes is a new venture for BSHS, enabled by investment from the Society’s Wheeler Bequest in collaboration with Cambridge University Press. The aim is to publish collections of insightful, original and timely studies that hit the historiographical moment. Articles are free to read online for all. Typically, issues are chosen through an open, annual competition.

The Call for Proposals for our latest competition is now open, with 15 July 2017 as the deadline.

Past issues:

BJHS Themes (2016) 1. ‘Intersections: Science and Technology in Twentieth Century China and India’, edited by Jahnavi Phalkey and Tong Lam.

BJHS Themes (forthcoming, 2017) 2, ‘Animal Agents: the Non-Human in the History of Science’, edited by Amanda Rees.

  •     EISSN: 2056-354X


Online Resources

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  •     Table of contents and alert service
  •     First View, access articles prior to their appearance in print
  •     Digital archive

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Editorial offices

From January 2017

Editor: Dr Simon Werrett (Department of Science and Technology Studies, University College London)

Editorial Board is shared with the BJHS

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