Call for Editors: A Cultural History of Madness

H-Madness has published a call for editors for a new series A Cultural History of Madness. Full details (via H-Madness) below.

General editors: Jonathan Sadowsky and Chiara Thumiger 

As series co-editors for a forthcoming six-volume Cultural History of Madness, to be published by Bloomsbury, we invite applications and nominations for people to serve as editors for the individual volumes.  Each volume will have one or two editors; joint proposals to edit as a team are welcome.

The individual volumes will each cover a historical period. Following Bloomsbury’s practice of having each volume in their Cultural History series consist of the same chapter organization, editors will be expected to work within the chapter framework developed by the series editors, which reflects to an important extent the series format; this framework has already been approved by Bloomsbury.

We are hoping to attract the interest of established scholars as well as committed historians at an earlier stage of their career for this project, which requires enthusiasm, creativity and the desire to look at ‘madness’ with a fresh perspective. In particular, we are partial to editors who wish to expand the focus beyond Europe and the United States, and who are also keen on a combination of both established and early-career scholarsto cover the territory in innovative ways. Finally, a large collaborative enterprise such as the Cultural History requires the acknowledgement of a fixed common schedule: commitment to this and the ability to respectdeadlines(and make them respected) are also fundamental to the role of volume editors.

Those interested in being editors are asked to submit to the general editors 1) a brief statement of how they view the structure of the proposal for the volume they wish to edit, 2) a brief statement of relevant experience and publications, and 3) some proposed ideas for chapter authors (with no expectation that these names are at this time confirmed or final). Final selection of individual authors will be at the complete discretion of the volume editors, so we are not seeking nominations or proposals for chapter authors at this time (although we are happy to help and suggest names, of course).

Volume Editors receive 4% NR royalties on their volume, 1 full set of the series, and 5 copies of their own volume.

A copy of the approved series proposal is available here

Please address your inquiries and proposals for Volumes 1, 2, 3 to Chiara Thumiger ( and for 4, 5, 6 to Jonathan Sadowsky (Jonathan Sadowsky (

The call for editors is open until one is identified and confirmed for each volume, but we are hoping to receive applications and nominations by 15.05.2021.

About Jacy Young

Jacy Young is a professor at Quest University Canada. A critical feminist psychologist and historian of psychology, she is committed to critical pedagogy and public engagement with feminist psychology and the history of the discipline.