The Journal of Historical Geography is planning a special issue on “Liquid Worlds: Historical Geographies and Cartographies of the Sea.” It is being edited by Frederico Ferretti. The deadline for submissions is January 5, 2024.
… this special issue aims at addressing critical historical geographies of seas, oceans and liquid spaces as well as histories of geography and cartography related to these geographical objects, understood both as metaphors and as material places. We are additionally interested in seeing more on the relationship between historical cases and current debates on seas and oceans that are cognizant of critical geopolitics, the material turn and relational ontologies. We especially value critical contributions that question traditional and colonial understandings of the sea as a vehicle for colonisation and ‘civilisation.’ Likewise, we appreciate critical views on the sea understood as a frontier, which can seek dialogues with current scholarship on critical geopolitics, critical map histories, internationalism, anti-racism and decoloniality.