Call for Papers


Call for Papers for the 30th anniversary

To mark the 30th anniversary of the founding of Human Affairs in 1990, we are holding an annual Award Essay Competition. The editors ask for submissions of up to 5,000 words, including notes and references, in philosophy, social science or the humanities, with the title:

“The Future of Humanity”

Submissions must be made on the Human Affairs website ( view/j/humaff) via the Editorial Manager input. All entries must be received by June 30, 2020.

The essays will be evaluated by the jury of reviewers selected from Advisory Board of the journal completed with additional distinguished international scholars who have agreed to take up this role. Thus the jury has been approved by the Editorial Office as follows:
Prof. Václav Bělohradský (University of Terst, emeritus)
Prof. Miroslav Marcelli (Comenius University, emeritus)
Prof. Sami Pihlstrom (University of Helsinki)
Prof. Philip Kitcher (Columbia University)
Prof. Michel Maffesoli (Paris Descartes University, emeritus)

The winning essay will be published as the lead essay in issue No 1/2021 of Human Affairs, clearly marked as the Award Essay.

The essay will be publicized widely. Other submissions of merit may also be considered as regular submissions for publication in Human Affairs, at the invitation of the editors and at the author’s discretion.

The winner will be invited to present his/her work at a special scientific conference celebrating the 30th anniversary of the owner of the journal, the Institute for Research in Social Communication of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava to be held in the Fall of 2020. On this occasion he/she will receive a formal acknowledgement of the Award.