The Journal of Global Theatre History (GTHJ) is a peer-reviewed, open access online journal focusing on recent research in theatre history devoted to exploring the historical dimensions of theatre, opera, dance and popular entertainment from global, transnational and transcultural perspectives. It places a particular emphasis on the institutional dimensions of the performing arts.
The journal has grown out of a research project conducted at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU) entitled Global Theatre Histories: Modernization, Public Spheres and Transnational Theatrical Networks 1860-1960 (GTH). Sponsored by the German Research Society (DFG) within its Reinhart Koselleck programme for high risk research, this six-year project explored the emergence of theatre as a global phenomenon against the background of imperial expansion and modernization in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
The Journal is issued by the recently established Centre for Global Theatre History, based at LMU’s department of theatre studies. General Editors are Christopher B. Balme and Nic Leonhardt.
The journal for Global Theatre History is published twice a year (spring and fall) and welcomes submissions that present original research on theatre, opera, dance, and popular entertainment against the backdrop of globalization studies, transnational and transcultural processes of exchange. We encourage submissions of material covering all historical periods, or epochs of all genres of the performing arts, but place special emphasis on the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries.