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July/August 2017

Journal of Festive Studies

Journal of Festive Studies, a new peer-reviewed journal published under the auspices of H-Net, invites submissions for its first issue, scheduled for March 2018. The journal’s stated aim is to draw together all academics who share an interest in festivities, including but not limited to holiday celebrations, family rituals, carnivals, religious feasts, processions and parades, and civic commemorations. For its first issue, the journal will look at festive studies as an emerging academic sub-field since the late 1960s and seeks submissions that consider some of the methods and theories that scholars have relied on to apprehend festive practices across the world. Deadline: November 1, 2017. Contact: For more information, visit

November 1, 2017