Call for Submissions—“Maritime Humanities, 1400–1800: Cultures of the Sea”

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I love this approach to histories of states and nations: “Interdisciplinary in its approach, Maritime Humanities, 1400–1800: Cultures of the Sea puts maritime humanities at the centre of a transnational historiographical scholarship that seeks to transform traditional land-based histories of states and nations by focusing on the cultural meanings of the early modern ocean. The series welcomes books from across the full range of humanities subjects, and invites submissions that conceptually engage with issues of globalization, post-colonialism, eco-criticism, environmentalism, and the histories of science and technology.”

Description: Early modern oceans not only provided temperate climates, resources, and opportunities for commercial exchange, they also played a central role in cultural life. Increased exploration, travel, and trade, marked this period of history, and early modern seascapes were cultural spaces and contact zones, where connections and circulations occurred outside established centres of control and the dictates of individual national histories. Likewise, coastlines, rivers, and ports were all key sites for commercial and cultural exchange.

Interdisciplinary in its approach, Maritime Humanities, 1400–1800: Cultures of the Sea welcomes books from across the full range of humanities subjects, and invites submissions that conceptually engage with issues of globalization, post-colonialism, eco-criticism, environmentalism, and the histories of science and technology. The series puts maritime humanities at the centre of a transnational historiographical scholarship that seeks to transform traditional land-based histories of states and nations by focusing on the cultural meanings of the early modern ocean.

Proposals welcome: The series welcomes scholarly monographs and edited volumes in English by both established and early-career researchers. While we are happy to consider proposals for whole essay collections, please note that we are not able to place proposals for individual essays.

Proposals for monographs or edited volumes should kindly follow the standard AUP Proposal format and should also include the envisaged table of contents or overview of the volume and abstracts of the proposed chapters or articles.

Further Information: Having originated with Ashgate, since 2018, this series is published by Amsterdam University Press.

For questions or to submit a proposal, contact the Acquisitions Editor, Erika Gaffney: erika.gaffney@arc-humanities.org.

Contact Info: Erika Gaffney, Acquisitions Editor with Amsterdam University Press at erika.gaffney@arc-humanities.org

Also see https://amsterdam.academia.edu/ErikaGaffney

URL: http://en.aup.nl/series/maritime-humanities-1400-ndash-1800-cultures-of-the-sea

[Frontispiece of ‘The Mariner’s Mirror’ (1588) written by Lucas Jansz Waghenaer (1533-1606). Artist: Theodore de Bry © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.]

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