Volume I - People and their Ideology
This volume will focus on the personal ideologies of members of the NS regime and affiliated organizations. Examples include Hitler, Himmler, Rosenberg, etc. as well as other formal and informal stakeholders of the regime, such as business leaders (of leading German companies and industrial conglomerates such as Krupp, I.G. Farben, Topf und Söhne, Maybach, Dresdner Bank, etc.) as well as relevant actors, film directors, authors, philosophers, propagandists, and the scientific community.
Volume II – Institutions and Ideologies
This volume will scrutinize the official ideologies of organizations and institutions within the Nazi state. Examples include such organizations as the NSDAP, SA, SS, NDStB, Napola, etc, as well as government ministries and agencies, and associations such as Reichsstelle für Raumordnung, Reichskulturkammer, Reichsforschungrat, Reichsverband der Automobilindustrie, Reichsverband der Privatversicherungen or Reichsärztekammer. Furthermore, this volume will focus on companies and enterprises that were of systemic importance and/or a typical example for Ideologies in National Socialism. Examples include Mercedes-Benz, Deutsche Bank, Deschimag, Anton Loibl, Bankhaus Mendelssohn & Co., etc.
Volume III – History of Ideas
This volume will focus on of articles on special ideological and intellectual phenomena such as Volkstumsforschung, Westforschung, Ostforschung, Antisemitism, Völkische Theorien, Führerwillen, Aktion Ritterbusch, etc. It will also look at ideological developments in government, universities and the legal system.
The final volume focuses upon relevant ideological Terms and Perspectives, including discussion of general methodological questions of principle and research, as well as more specific thematic areas that are not included in volumes 1-3: for example, language (from the language of violence and the LTI to the change in legal German), the effects of Nazi ideology on other states and regions 1933-1945 (Franco, Quisling, Mussert, Mosley, etc., Romania, Denmark, etc.), and the aftermath of Nazi ideology in other states (Estado Novo in Brazil, Salazar’s Portugal, etc.).
Call for Proposals
We invite submission of proposals for one or more contributions to the above-mentioned volumes. Proposal should include an abstract (1.000 characters) and a brief CV (one page).
Letters of acceptance will be granted at least twice a year.
The articles should be no longer than 26.000-36.400 characters incl. blanks and footnotes. They should correspond fully to the style guide provided by De Gruyter publishers.
Peer review and editing will be carried out once a year and delivered to De Gruyters publishers.
Submission of finalized manuscripts is expected within six months after the issuing of the acceptance letter. Individual deadline extensions may be granted.
All accepted articles and speakers will be named online.