San Francisco Earthquake, Year 1906. [Fissure in street. Eighteenth St. near Folsom.] (Detail, Artist Unknown) Courtesy, California Historical Society, FN-19477

San Francisco Earthquake, Year 1906. [Fissure in street. Eighteenth St. near Folsom.]
(Artist Unknown)
Courtesy, California Historical Society, FN-19477

Contributions are invited from postgraduate students in history for publication in volume 43, 2015 of the Melbourne Historical Journal (MHJ). Published since 1961, the MHJ is a refereed journal for the publication of postgraduate research in all aspects of history. It is open to new approaches and aims to present original postgraduate work to a wide readership.  

 

Our understanding of the past is as much a matter of place as it is of time. Questions of ‘where’ are inseparable from ‘when’; we have built cities on particular rivers, fought battles on specific fields, and performed rituals in culturally significant sites. Yet, even as we anchor ourselves in place, the points of reference we use to define these territories are in constant flux. Names change, empires fall, communities grow, and even the ground shifts beneath our feet. It is in these transitions that spaces, identities, and histories converge.

MHJ is seeking papers that explore the many facets of this theme for its 2015 issue, ‘Territories & Transitions’. These may address, but should not be limited to, questions of:

  • The politics of public and private space
  • Questions of scale in History: micro/macro
  • Feeling territories: emotion, sensation and the body
  • National, transnational and global movements
  • Sources and approaches for historical questions
  • Environments and earthly terrains

 

Papers should be 5000-7000 words in length, including footnotes and references.

Submissions should conform to the journal submission policies including style guide.

Submit by the 30th of June 2015 at http://journal.mhj.net.au/.

THE CFP FOR VOL. 43 HAS NOW CLOSED.

Any queries? Contact the MHJ Collective.

 

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