Call for Reviews

Reviews of recent books on the history of East Central Europe are being sought for publication on the website of the journal EAST CENTRAL EUROPE/L'EUROPE DU CENTRE-EST Eine wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift (ECE). Although publications on this region in Western languages are also eligible, the primary goal is to provide a comprehensive and quality site that reviews important books published in the local languages and released in the past few years. The aim of the database is to map the contemporary historiography of the countries of East Central Europe and make it available to the wider interested public through free access. It is searchable by a variety of categories such as language of publication, subfield of history, topic, period and region. Reviews in English, French and German, the languages of the journal, are welcome.

The types of reviews are the following:

  • Book reviews - Reviews of 1000-1500 words that provide description of the contents as well as a critique.
  • Review essays - Longer reviews of several books on a given topic, conceived as several linked book reviews. (The review essays are to appear in the printed journal. Intellectual authorities are commissioned by the editors who are requested to write on topics that ECE's thematic journal issues address.)
  • Anachronistic Review - Longer reviews (2000-2500 words) of older books whose historiographical significance has been previously overlooked.

ECE is ready to acquire free review copies for its reviewers, either centrally through Budapest in case of Western publications, or through the local heads of the project in the case of publications from one of the countries of our region. We are interested in review proposals and information regarding forthcoming and/or recently published scholarly work in the fields of history, sociology, political science and philosophy, anthropology, and art history for the East Central European region.

For questions concerning reviews, see the Guidelines or write to

Emily R. Gioielli and Markian Prokopovych

Review Editors