History Compass (www.history-compass.com), a new online resource from Blackwell Publishing, is seeking papers on all topics of wide historical interest.
History Compass combines nine survey journals (Africa, Asia, Australasia, Britain and Ireland, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America and World) with a range of reference material – all of it designed to help historians keep up to date with the latest research. Each of the nine sections is edited by at least one academic expert - see the full list of editors at the end of this message - who work with the Editor-in-Chief, Professor Mark Kishlansky (Harvard University), and the international Editorial Board.
History Compass surveys new trends and developments but does not publish pieces of original research. Articles typically fall into at least one of the following three categories:
1) Survey of Recent Research and Debates in the Field – What new research has been published? Can you relate that new research to your own insights? Does a new school of thought or paradigm seem to be developing?
Example: David Northrup - When Does World History Begin? (And Why Should We Care?)
2) Comparative look across sections or boundaries – How are various fields interacting? Are there related things happening in different fields? Can one area provide an insight into another when used in teaching or research?
Example: Jack Greene - Comparing Early Modern American Worlds: Some Reflections On The Promise Of A Hemispheric Perspective
3) State of the field - Can you offer a fresh perspective on developments in your field? Perhaps there are arguments drawing attention away from the critical points? Are there new resources worthy of attention?
Example: Ian Campbell - Pacific Islands History: A One-Lifetime 'Sunset Industry'
Articles range from 1000 words (short 'Viewpoints') to 10,000 (long 'Viewpoints'), with the longer papers being peer-reviewed. We welcome finished articles, proposals and queries.
Please send articles or direct any questions to Andrew Humphries, Associate Managing Editor, at email@example.com.
History Compass Section Editors:
Africa: Meredith McKittrick (Georgetown University) / Caroline Elkins (Harvard University)
Asia – East: Ken Pomeranz (University of California)
Asia – South and Southeast: Crispin Bates (University of Edinburgh)
Australasia: Stuart Ward (University of South Denmark)
Britain and Ireland – Medieval: Guy Halsall (University of York)
Britain and Ireland – Early Modern: Malcolm Smuts (University of Massachusetts)
Britain and Ireland – Modern: James Thomspon (University of Bristol)
Europe – Medieval: Guy Halsall (University of York)
Europe – Early Modern: Ronald Schechter (College of William and Mary)
Europe – Modern: Kevin Passmore (University of Cardiff)
Latin America: Mark Wasserman (Rutgers University)
Middle East: Peter Sluglett (University of Utah)
North America –17th and 18th Centuries: Peter Mancall (University of Southern California)
North America – Women: Elizabeth Reis (University of Oregon)
North America – 19th Century: Adam Rothman (Georgetown University)
World: Jeffrey Auerbach (California State University)
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