Jewish Historical Studies: Transactions of the Jewish Historical Society of England

An English language open access journal by UCL Press publishing high quality papers for Anglo-Jewish historiography.


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Jewish Historical Studies: Transactions of the Jewish Historical Society of England


Edited by Michael Berkowitz


About the journal

Jewish Historical Studies: Transactions of the Jewish Historical Society of England, (JHS)is a peer-reviewed open access journal that aims to serve as a leading forum for Anglo-Jewish historiography, as well as comparative and multi-site work that integrates English-speaking Jews in its approach.

In addition to scholarly articles, the journal includes contributions that derive from presentations to the Society. The journal will also publish contributions to Jewish history, reflecting the interests and concerns of the parent body, the JHSE, as well as the Society’s annual Presidential Address.

First published in 1893, Jewish Historical Studies: Transactions of the Jewish Historical Society of England is known to many as Transactions, and is the official publication of The Jewish Historical Society of England.


About the Editor

Michael Berkowitz is Professor of Modern Jewish History at UCL. Prior to joining UCL, he taught at the University of Chicago, Ohio State University, and the University of Judaism.


Society information

The Jewish Historical Society of England is the oldest historical and learned society of its kind in Europe. The society was founded in 1893 by the foremost Anglo-Jewish scholars and communal leaders of the day. Past presidents have included Lucien Wolf, F.D. Mocatta, Israel Zangwill, Cecil Roth and Sir Isaiah Berlin. The society is based in London, and has branches in Essex, Leeds, Liverpool, Herts and Middlesex, Sussex and Jerusalem. Read more here



Journal Editorial Board


Prof Michael Berkowitz, UCL, UK.


Reviews editor

Dr Lars Fischer, The History Practice, Berlin, Germany


Editorial board members

Nathan Abrams, University of Wales-Bangor, UK
Geoffrey Alderman, University of Buckingham, UK
Michael Alpert, University of Westminster, UK
Malcolm Brown, independent scholar, London, UK
Geoffrey Cantor, University of Leeds and UCL, UK
Todd Endelman, University of Michigan, USA
David Feldman, Birkbeck University of London, UK
Steven Fine, Yeshiva University, USA
Shirli Gilbert, University of Southampton, UK
Motti Golani, University of Haifa, Israel
Malachi Hacohen, Duke University, USA
Sharman Kadish, Jewish Heritage UK
Ephraim Kanarfogel, Yeshiva University, USA
Anne Kershen, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Rebecca Kobrin, Columbia University, USA
Tony Kushner, University of Southampton, UK
Daniel Langton, University of Manchester, UK
Philippa Levine, University of Texas, USA
Ross McKibbin, University of Oxford, UK
Julie Mell, North Carolina State University, USA
Jonathan Romain, Maidenhead Synagogue, UK
Miri Rubin, Queen Mary University of London, UK
David Ruderman, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Marc Saperstein, Leo Baeck College and George Washington University, USA
Judith Schlanger, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Sorbonne
Anita Shapira, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Daniel Soyer, Fordham University, USA
Robert Stacey, University of Washington, USA




Please see the journal homepage for further information on submission to the journal.

All submissions should be sent to the Editor. Please email your full manuscript, author CV, as well as a 300 word abstract to the Editor at m.berkowitz[at]

UCL Press journals do not at this time currently charge an Article-Processing Charge (APC). Authors of accepted papers will not be requested or required to make an APC payment before publication of their article.



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