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The Journal of Global Theatre History

The Journal of Global Theatre History (GTHJ) has published its first issue

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 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.

General Editors: Christopher B. Balme and Nic Leonhardt.

The journal and more information on submissions, the review process, and future issues can be found at:


Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Center for Global Theatre History
Theatre Studies
Georgenstraße 11
80799 Munich

The Editorial Team

Christopher Balme and Nic Leonhardt

Editorial Office:
Gwendolin Lehnerer

Editorial Board:
Derek Miller (Harvard), Helen Gilbert (Royal Holloway London)
Stanca Scholz-Cionca (Trier/Munich), Kati Röttger (Amsterdam)
Marlis Schweitzer (York University, Toronto)
Roland Wenzlhuemer (Heidelberg), Gordon Winder (Munich)