CFP: Music and French History

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End: September 1, 2020
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The editors of French Historical Studies seek articles for a special issue on music in the Francophone world.


The history of the music of France and Francophone regions has traditionally been studied as a separate category, but more recent scholarship illuminates music's place and suggests more work should be done to develop the place of music in all its forms in French history.  This special issue proposes to advance this historiographical renewal.


Submissions on all periods, from medieval to contemporary, are welcome. Transnational perspectives that consider music within global and connected histories are particularly encouraged, but there must be a Francophone aspect. The journal is also interested in multimedia and digital opportunities for journal articles.


Queries about submission and other matters should be addressed to the guest editors: William Weber ( and Jonathyne Briggs (


To submit an article, visit Articles may be either in English or French but must conform to FHS's style and  be accompanied by 150-word abstracts in both French and English. Manuscripts should be between 6,000 and 8,000 words. For any illustrations, musical scores, and audio clips, authors must obtain written permission for both print and online publication from the relevant persons or institutions.