Pakistan Journal of Historical Studies

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The Pakistan Journal of Historical Studies (PJHS) is a peer-reviewed semiannual journal sponsored by the Khaldunia Centre for Historical Research in Lahore, Pakistan. The journal aims to develop critical ideas on less explored and innovative themes in social, cultural, art, architectural, political, and economic histories. Scholars engaged with current historical debates about any region and period can submit articles on a particular theme thus initiating a dialogue on theoretical and methodological issues. PJHS publishes reviews on significant new publications on the theme of the issue. By moving beyond the dualistic discourse on secularism vs theocracy, capitalism vs communism, traditionalism vs modernism, colonialism vs postcolonialism, meta-narrative vs micro-narrative, and so on, each issue aims to promote rigorous scholarship helpful in understanding our past and its contradictions.

Journal Details

  • Frequency: Semiannual (Summer, Winter)
  • ISSN: 2412-611X
  • eISSN: 2470-8518
  • Keywords: Cultural Identity, Cultural Studies, Colonialism, History, International Studies, Middle East Studies, Music, Political Discourse, Secularism, Pakistan
  • First Issue: Volume 1, number 1 (Summer 2016)

Additional Information

Editorial Details

Editorial Office Contact Information:
Pakistan Journal of Historical Studies
Umber bin Ibad, Associate Editor
Khaldunia Centre for Historical Research
11-Chauburji Park, Multan Road
Lahore, Pakistan

  • Tahir Kamran, Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan
Associate Editors
  • Hussain Ahmad Khan, Government College University, Lahore
  • Tahir Jamil, Government College University, Lahore
  • Umber bin Ibad, Forman Christian College, Lahore
  • Samina Choonara, Khaldunia Centre for Historical Research, Lahore
Editorial Advisory Board
  • A.Azfar Moin, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes, University of Cambridge, UK
  • David Armitage, Harvard University, USA
  • David Gilmartin, North Carolina State University, USA
  • Francis Robinson, Royal Holloway College, University of London, UK
  • Humeira Iqtidar, King’s College London, UK
  • Javed Majeed, King’s College London, UK
  • Manan Ahmed, Columbia University, USA
  • Maurizio Peleggi, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Meera Ashar, Australian National University, Australia
  • Richard Eaton, University of Arizona, USA
  • Rohit De, Yale University, USA
  • Samer Akkach, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Sarah Ansari, Royal Holloway College, University of London, UK
  • Slavoj Zizek, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Sujit Sivasundaram, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Sunil Amrith, Harvard University, USA
  • Tania Roy, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Thomas David DuBois, Australian National University, Australia
  • William Chittick, State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA


Submission Info

Authors may view the journal’s style guide and submission guidelines at:!guidelines-for-contributors/j5ban 

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