The ten new series cover a wide range of topics to be launched in 2020. I am looking for authors who should be in post though I have always supported young scholars and encourage postdoctoral students and JRFs. All submissions will be peer reviewed. Each paperback will be forty thousand words PLUS footnotes, plus bibliography and Index. As with the Headstart History Papers the Series will be branded by colour and cover. I am suggesting topics with each series title but am open to all suggestions.
Transport and Travel
Think global: Horse drawn – Canals – Road – Rail – Land – Sea – Air. Use of transport such as Hannibal to the USA use of rail to move armaments to Europe in WWII ,or the Chicago hub for movements within the USA. The social and economic changes brought about by rail within Germany as with the Zollverein. Trade with the Far East and the effects in those countries both politically and economically
There are over 50 member countries of the British Commonwealth which was put into its present form in the 1949 London Declaration. The Queen is the current head of the Commonwealth (the Monarch of Tonga – remember Salote at the coronation in 1953? – is the only other crowned head within this organisation. However the queen’s status varies between membership countries and it was established that HRH The Prince of Wales will take over that role. Submissions are welcome on any aspect of relations between each country and GB and other countries with each other. We trade very little with member states and Australia and New Zealand were particularly angry when GB joined the EU and bought goods (food in particular) from Europe previously bought from them. The Commonwealth fight alongside us in WW2. There is little infrastructure to the Commonwealth and some countries have raised the idea of republicanism.
Submissions are most welcome from historians in the Commonwealth countries.
Cuba’s geographical position has played an important role in world history – the Spanish American War and the Cuban Missile crisis are obvious reminders. I am particularly interested in Cuba’s political structure and its cultural contribution to the world stage. Carlos Acosta is a world star in the world of ballet. Dance and music in general make a major global contribution. Ideas featuring individuals especially in Cuba’s past will be welcome.
Japan is so like GB – an island race initially using the sea as a trading nation but geographically different in that it has been limited by its inland geography. For the most part the Japanese are not inventors but they can take what others have done – especially in terms of technology – and produce a much better product – cameras, TVs, computers, phones. But how do the Japanese live? They have a long history of tradition and a much admired culture in music, theatre and the arts generally. They travel!
I look forward to your submissions.
I am looking for submissions on classical Greek and Rome and perceptions of them in later periods. The classical languages are the basis of our own. Think Nike and think Winged Victory and then think winning gold at the Olympics wearing Nike footwear. I am interested in the Gods, Greco-Roman History, culture in its widest sense -literature, architecture, government, traditions. I am happy to publish broad sweeps and smallest of details.
The Medieval Mind
This is a European topic though in some countries medieval uses dates different from the UK. As with my journal Medieval History I am using 500-1500AD. I suggest topics such as the Coming of Christianity..The Greek Orthodox Church, concepts of Kingship and government, Justice, individuals such as Abelard, Aquinas and Ailred. the School of St. Victor, the Rise of the Universities.