History & Memory

History & Memory explores the manifold ways in which the past shapes the present and is shaped by present perceptions. The journal focuses on a wide range of questions relating to the formation of historical consciousness and collective memory, the role of historical memory in modern and premodern cultures, and the relationship between historical research and images of the past in different societies and cultures. History & Memory aims to explore not only official representations of the past in public monuments and commemorations but also the role of oral history and personal narratives, the influence of the new media in shaping historical consciousness, and the renewed relevance of history writing for emerging nations and social conflicts.

Journal Details

  • Frequency: semiannually
  • ISSN: 0935-560X
  • eISSN: 1527-1994
  • Keywords: Global Studies, History
  • First Issue: Volume 1, number 1 (1989)

Additional Information

Editorial Details

Editorial Office Contact Information
The Editors
History & Memory
School of Graduate Historical Studies
Tel Aviv University
Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 6997801
Email: histmem@post.tau.ac.il
Phone: +972 (0)3 6409326
Fax: +972 (0)3 6409469

Senior Editor
  • José Brunner
Managing Editor
  • Philippa Shimrat
Editorial Board
  • Guy Beiner
  • John Bodnar
  • Jonathan Boyarin
  • Florent Brayard
  • Alon Confino
  • Gil Eyal
  • Saul Friedländer
  • Patrick Geary
  • Susan D. Gubar
  • Marie-Claire Lavabre
  • Billie Melman
  • Jeffery K. Olick
  • Luisa Passerini
  • Alessandro Portelli
  • Henry Rousso
  • Eelco Runia
  • Steve J. Stern
  • Sanjay Subrahmanyam
  • Susan Rubin Suleiman
  • Ulrike Weckel
  • Stephen D. White
  • Dorothee Wierling
  • Jay Winter

Submission Info

Manuscripts submitted to History & Memory should not be under simultaneous consideration by any other journal, nor should they have been published elsewhere. They should be between 8,000 and 14,000 words (including notes). For initial submission, there are no special format requirements. Authors should place their name and contact details on a separate cover page, along with a 100-word abstract, and delete all self-referencing material from text and notes to ensure anonymity of the refereeing process. Submissions should be sent electronically, via email attachment, in Word, to histmem@post.tau.ac.il.

Abstract & Index

  • ABC-CLIO Historical Abstracts
  • American Jewish Yearbook
  • EBSCO Academic Search Premier
  • EBSCO American Humanities Index
  • EBSCO Sociological Collection
  • EBSCO Current Abstracts
  • EBSCO Current Citations Express
  • EBSCO Humanities International Index
  • Elsevier Scopus
  • Humanities Abstracts
  • Humanities Index
  • Index to Jewish Periodicals
  • Omnifile
  • ProQuest Research Library
  • ProQuest Discovery
  • ProQuest Ethnic Newswatch
  • ProQuest Literature Online (LION)
  • ProQuest News and Magazines
  • ProQuest Periodicals
  • Rambi
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

The Editors

  • Strive to meet the needs of readers and authors;
  • Constantly improve the journal;
  • Ensure the quality of the material we publish;
  • Facilitate freedom of expression;
  • Maintain the integrity of the academic record;
  • Are uncompromising in maintaining intellectual standards;
  • Are always willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.
  • Editors should have systems for managing their own conflicts of interest as well as those of their staff, authors, reviewers and Editorial board members.

Relations with Authors

  • We take all reasonable steps to ensure the quality of the material we publish.
  • Guidelines for authors appear on our website and upon request will be sent to those requesting them. We convey to all authors a clear set of expectations when publishing with History & Memory.
  • Our decisions to accept or reject an article for publication are based only on the paper's importance, originality, and clarity, and the study's relevance to the remit of the journal.
  • Authors should acknowledge all sources of data used in the research and cite publications that have been influential in the research work.
  • Authors are requested to state whether the article has been submitted to or is under review with another publication.
  • Authors are requested to state whether the article has previously been published in another language and if so, to furnish details.
  • Articles are blind, peer-reviewed by two reviewers.
  • Authors receive reviewer comments generally within three months of review.
  • Upon receipt of our reviewers' comments, suggestions, and requests for changes necessary for publication, authors are asked to address all comments and suggestions by the reviewers in the resubmitted article.

Relations with Reviewers

  • All peer reviewers' identities are blind and protected.
  • Reviewers receive guidelines on what is expected of them.
  • Reviewers will not be approached where a conflict of interest is detected.


  • Complaints and concerns are immediately addressed by investigating the validity of the complaint and taking appropriate steps.

Encouraging Academic Integrity

  • We aim to ensure that research material published conforms to internationally accepted ethical guidelines.
  • Authors are requested to sign an Indiana University Press/History & Memory Consent to Publish Agreement, and when accompanied by images, a Permissions Agreement Illustration and Artwork must be submitted as well. An article will not publish without these documents.

Pursuing Misconduct

  • If misconduct is suspected before taking the matter further, we will first seek a response from those accused.

Ensuring the Integrity of the Academic Record

  • When it is recognized that a significant inaccuracy, misleading statement or distorted report has been published, we will endeavor to print a correction promptly and with due prominence.
  • If, after an appropriate investigation, an item proves to be fraudulent, we will ensure that the retraction is clearly identifiable to readers, aggregators, and indexing systems.

Committee on Public Ethics (COPE)

Process for dealing with complaints against Editors referred to COPE, please see here.