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The journal Histoire Urbaine is the voice of the Société Française d’Histoire Urbaine. Since its creation in 2000, it publishes research that assists in the understanding of urban history in France and the world.

Histoire Urbaine is the only historical journal in France devoted to the urban world from antiquity to the present day both in Europe and elsewhere. Published primarily in French, but also in other languages, it welcomes the work of French and foreign academicians of any discipline, and chronologic or geographic focus that treats the historicity and other aspects of urban reality: economic, social, political, and cultural. HU has an international reading committee and a large panel of French and foreign reviewers. It publishes three issues per year, containing approximately ten papers of general or thematic focus presented in feature sections: Special Report, Studies, Research Project, Sources, Critical Reviews, and Book Reviews. All papers are accompanied by abstracts in French and English.

Editorial Board

Publication Director: Denis Menjot

Editorial Secretary: Florence Bourillon

Editorial Committee

Florence Bourillon, Boris Bove, Laurence Buchholzer-Rémy, Youri Carbonnier, Jean-Pierre Guilhembet, Gilles-Antoine Langlois, Mélanie Traversier

Instructions for Authors

Papers may not exceed 40,000 characters. They are evaluated and then sent to an international reading committee which decides which will be published. They should be drafted according to the editorial standards found on the SFHU website which follow French standards specifically with respect to bibliography and footnote sources. An abstract in French and in English of a maximum of 10 lines must be attached. Illustrations are allowed and must be of good quality (300 dpi) and free of copyright restrictions. They must be accompanied by a legend, placed where the author wishes it to appear and identified with the mention “Insert Here.” Tables and figures must be submitted in a separate file, with their location and legend inserted in the text, just as with illustrations.

Papers submitted for publication must be addressed to Frédéric Moret, UFR SHS, Cité Descartes, 77454 Marne-la-Vallée cedex 2 France, if in paper format, and by email to


Code of ethics

The Code of Ethics applicable to drafting committees and editorial boards of academic journals offered on, including Histoire urbaine, is available on this page.

Other information

Print ISSN : 1628-0482
Online ISSN : 2101-003X
Publisher : Société française d'histoire urbaine

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