Our Aims & Scope
First, Recollection Historica attempts to unite diverse youth scholars around the world for building effective cooperation in terms of research in humanities and social sciences. We believe that youths are the power of the future, and cooperation among scholars who have different experiences, scales of knowledge, and fields of expertise is an integral part of successful academic research. To this end, Recollection Historica intentionally looks for youth scholars coming from geographically different regions. We hope that our journal can serve as a node of international cooperation.
Second, Recollection Historica put all possible effort into presenting accurate and emerging information and scholarship for both practical and theoretical humanities study. We hold the slogan that education is the best approach to tackling social issues, and high-quality information is needed for successful education. Therefore, we utilize our double-blinded peer-review methods to guarantee the quality of the works published in this journal.
Third, Recollection Historica hopes to inform its readers of the most up-to-date and socially significant topics and illustrate diverse opinions on those topics. Humanities would make greater sense if it is situated in a world context. Therefore, while choosing works for publication, we select works with the most comprehensive care we could ever possibly assume to ensure that the works are socially reflective.
Fourth, Recollection Historica wishes to further the critical thinking skills of both its authors and readers. For this purpose, we encourage our authors to demonstrate critical thinking in their works; we advise our readers to read this journal critically and send any constructive suggestions to us. We believe that the ability to think critically and independently is one of the most essential abilities in one’s life.
It was an unanticipated encounter. By a serendipitous stroke of opportunities, we initiated our journey, a touching story. In November 2020, while the second round of the pandemic was rampant, a question popped up in our minds. Technologies and natural science are conducive for practical purposes, including curing those suffering from the pandemic. Then what positions do humanities and social sciences hold? Therefore, we tried to recollect their respective memories and experiences and seek the answer. After the rewarding process of deliberation that while natural science makes our life more convenient, humanities and social sciences are what truly connect us, as human beings, together.
Over the past 20 years, there has been an unfortunate decrease in society’s care for humanities–it is demonstrated by a significant plunge in the numbers of college students choosing humanities majors, a decline in social discussions of humanities, and many other ways. Increasing value in science need not be accompanied by a decrease in humanities studies. While we are putting more concentration on science, we should not forget the “arts”. Based on these principles, we decided, in December 2020, to launch a journal specifically made for the humanities.
The first two months were truly harsh. All the fundamental requirements of setting up a journal—including the recruitment of editors and advisors, design of website and paper-copy journal, and promotion—were done mostly in these two months. But after these obstacles were overcome, things got on the right track.
In 2020, we published two issues of this journal; both of them were of the highest quality we could achieve. We will continue to move forward and foster the development of humanities works and education.