War & Society Journal

War and Society Journal

War & Society publishes high-quality scholarly articles on the causes, experience and impact of war. Our articles feature original research based on archival, oral, and other primary sources. 

While we publish articles dealing with the technical and operational aspects of warfare, our main emphasis is on the broader relationships between warfare and society. Our articles range in time from Ancient Greece to the 21st Century, and highlight the diverse aspects of national and transnational operational and social military history. We also welcome articles which reflect recent historical ‘turns’ such as memory studies, cultural history, and the history of emotions. War & Society does not review books.

War & Society is an international, peer reviewed journal which is published by Taylor & Francis on behalf of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, UNSW Canberra.

The current editor is Associate Professor Eleanor Hancock.

Why submit to War & Society? 

  • prestigious specialist military history journal devoted to the causes, experience and impact of war
  • double-blind peer reviewed articles feature cutting edge research and timely contributions to existing debates
  • high impact authors such as Joanna Bourke, Tim Cook, Beatrice Heuser, Annika Mombauer, and Jay Winter
  • core British, European and Australasian readership via extensive network of academic libraries
  • open access option available
  • regular special issues with high-profile guest editors. Recent and forthcoming issues include Commemorating the Centenary of the First World War: national and trans-national perspectives, The First World War, the Fiftieth anniversary of the Nigerian Civil War, and Marginalised Histories of the Second World War.

Our wide-ranging articles include:

 * ancient world

- Daniel Gómez-Castro, ‘Ancient Greek Mercenaries: Facts, Theories and New Perspectives’

- Matthew Trundle, ‘The Spartan Revolution: Hoplite Warfare in the Late Archaic Period’          

* early modern history

- John Childs, ‘War, Crime Waves and the English Army in the Late Seventeenth Century’

- Lorraine White, ‘Spain’s Early Modern Soldiers: Origins, Motivations and Loyalty’

* First World War

- Nadja Durbach, ‘The Politics of Provisioning: Feeding South Asian Prisoners during the First World War’

Bernd Hüppauf, ‘Langemarck, Verdun and the Myth of a New Man in Germany after the First World War’

* Second World War

- Stephen G. Fritz, ‘”This is the Way Wars End, With a Bang not a whimper”: Middle Franconia in April 1945’

- Kisho Tsuchiya, ‘Indigenization of the Pacific War in Timor Island: A Multi-language Study of its Contexts and Impact’

* air

- S.P. MacKenzie, ‘Sensory Stress and Personal Agency: Emotional Casualty Rates amongst USAAF Heavy Bomber Crews over Europe during the Second World War’

- Alastair Noble, ‘A Most Distant Target: The Bombing of Königsberg, August 1944’

* naval

- Ang Chang Guan, ‘The Domino Theory Revisited: the Southeast Asia Perspective’

-J.Y. Wong, ‘The Limits of Naval Power: British Gunboat Diplomacy in China from the Nemesis to the Amethyst, 1839–1949’

* Americas

- Karen Jones, ‘The story of Comanche: horsepower, heroism and the conquest of the American West’

- Robert Niebuhr, ‘The Road to the Chaco War: Bolivia’s Modernisation in the 1920s’

* Africa

- Jacob Udo-Udo Jacob, ‘Transforming Conflicts with Information: Impacts of UN Peace Radio Programmes in the Democratic Republic of Congo’

- Jacqueline de Vries, ‘Cameroonian Schutztruppe Soldiers in Spanish-Ruled Fernando Po during the First World War: A ‘Menace to the Peace’?’

* Asia

- Van Nguyen-Marshall, ‘Appeasing the Spirits Along the ‘Highway of Horror’: Civic Life in Wartime Republic of Vietnam’

- Kumar Ramakrishna, ‘Anatomy of a Collapse: Explaining the Malayan Communist Mass Surrenders of 1958’

* Australasia

- Jenny Macleod, ‘The Fall and Rise of Anzac Day: 1965 and 1990 Compared’

- Kirsty Muir, ‘Public Peace, Private Wars: The Psychological Effects of War on Australian Veterans’

* Europe

- Virginia H. Aksan, ‘Feeding the Ottoman Troops on the Danube, 1768–1774’

- Kees Boterblom, ‘Dutch Mercenaries in the Tsar’s Service: The Van Bockhoven Clan’

* concepts

- Beatrice Heuser, ‘Misleading Paradigms of War: States and Non-State Actors, Combatants and Non-Combatants’

- Richard J. Reid, ‘Revisiting Primitive War: Perceptions of Violence and Race in History’

* culture

- Robert K Chester, ‘Crusading in Africa: Religion, Race, and Post-9/11 Intervention in Antoine Fuqua’s Tears of the Sun (2003)’

- Peter Conolly-Smith. ‘Race-ing Rape: Representations of Sexual Violence in American Combat Films’

* economy and society

- Melanie Oppenheimer, ‘Controlling Civilian Volunteering: Canada and Australia during the Second World War’

- Anthony Page, ‘The Seventy Years War, 1744–1815, and Britain’s Fiscal-Naval State’

* gender

- Adam Dighton, ‘Race, Masculinity and Imperialism: The British Officer and the Egyptian Army (1882–1899)’

- Jutta Schwarzkopf, ‘Combatant or Non-Combatant? The Ambiguous Status of Women in British Anti-Aircraft Batteries during the Second World War’

* memory and commemoration

 - Vesna Drapac, ‘The Memory of War and the History of the First Yugoslavia’

 - Helen B. McCartney, ‘Commemorating the centenary of the Battle of the Somme in Britain’

Further details:

For more information, please email the editor at warsoc@adfa.edu.au

Full details regarding published articles, aims and scope of journal, and instructions for authors (including how to submit) can be found at: https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/ywar20

Visit War & Society's detailed index of articles from Volume 1 (1983) to Volume 39 (2020) - almost 40 years of published articles. Articles are listed by volume and issue, subject and author alphabetically. https://www.tandfonline.com/pb-assets/tandf/authors/YWAR_index_v1_1983_v39_2020-1629727340137.pdf