UC Press is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of Animal History, a journal of historical research into animals and human-animal relationships. Animal History’s inaugural volume will publish in 2025, and the journal is now open for manuscript submissions.

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Animal History will document the impacts animals have had on global histories, cultures, languages, technologies, and environments, as well as the impacts that humans have had on animals and their pasts, cultures, and lives.

About the Lead Editors

Thomas Aiello is Professor of History at Valdosta State University who has published numerous works on animal history and who holds Ph.D.s in history from the University of Arkansas, and in Anthrozoology from the University of Exeter.

Susan Nance is Professor of History at University of Guelph and is the author of Rodeo: An Animal History and Bellwether Histories: Animals, Humans, and US Environments in Crisis, among other works. Dr. Nance received her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dan Vandersommers received his Ph.D. at The Ohio State University and is currently Assistant Professor of Environmental History at the University of Dayton, where he teaches courses on global history, animal history, climate history and the history of ecology. Dr. Vandersommers is the author of Zoo Studies: A New Humanities and the recently released Entangled Encounters at the National Zoo: Stories from the Animal Archive.

Animal History is sponsored by the Animals & Society Institute (ASI), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to advancing and sharing knowledge to improve nonhuman animal lives, and receives support from University of Dayton. 

For more about Animal History, please visit the journal’s Website at online.ucpress.edu/ah.

For article submissions, please visit the journal’s manuscript submissions portal at animalhistory.scholasticahq.com.