Would you like to write for GlobalMaritimeHistory? We always proposals to write for the website are always welcome. In this post, we’ll describe some of the ongoing series and projects that are open for submissions. Our style guide is found here.
One main option are “articles”. These are no peer reviewed, but they are more (if not completely formal) written works. Articles should be approximately 4000-5000 words, with footnotes and references in addition. Articles are welcome on the entire variety of topics on this website. These can be something removed from a journal article, thesis or major paper. They can also be papers presented at conferences.
The articles previously published on this site can be found here.
In this context, blogs are a less formal kind of writing. Like with articles, there is substantial space for choosing topics, we have a number of ongoing blog series, not all of which are strictly maritime.
Very often, historians and scholars find documents that very cool, but they don’t necessarily have a venue in which to talk about it. GlobalMaritimeHistory has created the ‘Discuss-a-Doc’ series of guest blogs to provide researchers with an opportunity to talk about those documents. Posts should include at least one photo of the document, so that readers can have a look. Other content can include discussion of the contents, textual analysis, discussion of how the document impacted their project, and much beyond. These posts can be about any kind of document that is related to maritime history (broadly concieved). The previous posts in this series can be found at here.
In this series, historians, academics and researchers discuss a part of their academic process or practice that they’ve found useful. This series is not about maritime history, but for providing tips on how to be a better academic or researcher. Any aspect of academic practice or process is fair game. Previous posts can be found here.
There are an incredibly number of maritime museums (and museums with maritime exhibitions and holdings). This series provides a space for volunteers to review museums that they visit. Review are often about a thousand words long, and usually contain many photos of the institution. These reviews can absolutely be essays upon the high points and low points of museums.
Ships, Trade, Food and Fashion
This new series is launched to provide a forum for discussion of topics that are inherently maritime, even if the main topic itself is not about ships, boats, etc. Fuller details can be found in the CFP.
Disciplines and Maritime Studies
Often, historians come up against maritime topics although their main focus is another topic. In this series, historians discuss how their research engages with maritime subjects.
At GlobalMaritimeHistory, we also publish book reviews. Dr Erin Spinney is our book reviews editor, and if you are interested in reviewing a book you should contact her. The list of books available for review can be found here and you can find our published book reviews here.
We also publish ‘Reading Guides‘. These are posts designed to help those who are embarking on research about a subject, but they’re not sure where to start. These Reading Guides can be create from bibliographies for PhD or MA thesis, or from Comps reading lists, or from other resources. If you’d be interested in contributing to the ‘Reading Guide’ resource, please contact Dr Sam McLean as indicated below.
As you can see, there are many opportunities to get involved and write for GlobalMaritimeHistory. If you’re interested in writing an article, blog or reading guide, please get in touch with Dr Samuel McLean, our social media editor.
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