The European History Web Portal publishes materials and interpretations on the history of Europe and Europeans from the 18th century to the present. Typical contributions consist of a 6 to 10 page essay and an accompanying primary source. The contributions of the thematic portal are aimed at experts in the historical sciences, but are also intended to arouse the interest of a broad specialist public outside the epochal, methodological or specialist framework of the texts by means of an inviting, essayistic style.

The editors of the thematic portal are always happy to receive original submissions. You can contact the editors with a source and topic suggestion or submit an essay including a primary source. Contributions written in German, English or French will be considered. All contributions must have a clear connection to European history. The European History Web Portal is a peer-reviewed platform, which is why all submitted contributions are sent anonymously to two members of the editorial board for review after an initial editorial review. Please note that only original contributions that have not been published elsewhere can be considered for publication. In the case of an overall positive assessment of the contribution, the anonymised reviews will be sent to the author, on the basis of which any revisions can be made.

Important information on the format of the contributions can be found in the editorial notes in German (PDF) and Englisch (PDF). Information on possible remuneration by the Verwertungsgesellschaft Wort (VG-Wort) can be found here.

You can find a detailed description of the goals of the thematic portal in our concept (PDF).

Contact the editorial team of the European History Web Portal:

Tonio Schwertner
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Tel.: (030) 2093-70657