History Compass (www.history-compass.com), a new online resource from Blackwell Publishing, is seeking papers on the history of Britain /Ireland, from early modern to modern periods.
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, who works with the Editor-in-Chief, Professor Mark Kishlansky (Harvard University), and the international Editorial Board.
Articles typically fall into at least one of the following three categories:
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?)
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
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.
Early Modern Britain / Ireland: Professor Malcolm Smuts
Modern Britain / Ireland: Professor James Thompson
General Queries: Keren Oertly
History Compass Assistant
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