15/01/2020 – Call for Co-Editor

About the Role

Atlantic Studies: Global Currents is a multi-disciplinary quarterly that publishes cutting edge research in literature, history, and cultural studies with widespread global readership. The journal examines the Atlantic as a conceptual, historical, and cultural space. It explores transnational, transhistorical, and transdisciplinary intersections, but also addresses global flows and perspectives beyond the Atlantic as a closed or self-contained space. In the larger context of global flows, the journal considers the Atlantic as part of wider networks, a space of exchange, and an expanding paradigm beyond the limits of its own geography, moving beyond national, regional, and continental divides by examining entangled histories and cultures.

One of the current editors is shortly stepping down and we seek a historian or cultural geographer to help take the journal forward from Volume 17, 2020. New scholarly directions are welcome, particularly toward studying the Atlantic within global perspectives. The editorial role is remunerated by Routledge.

The new co-editor should ideally be active within the history research community and possess strong organizational skills to ensure that the work process is handled in a timely manner. Good communication skills and the ability to foster positive working relationships with the team of editors, as well as authors, reviewers, Editorial Board members, and Routledge contacts are vital.

Further, the new co-editor would also be asked to devote time to the conceptualization of the journal’s future development.

The co-editor’s contract would formally begin in June 2020, with a transition period leading up to this date. Editors and Routledge meet annually to review progress and make future plans. The new co-editor should be willing to travel to these meetings, held in London in the spring.

Please direct letters of interest, including a short vision statement addressing the journal’s potential future development, and CVs by January 15, 2020 to atlanticstudies@gmail.com.

The vision statement should be no longer than two pages and should cover:

  • Where you believe the field is going, and the journal’s place within it;
  • What opportunities for development you see for the journal, and ideas for how you would enact them.

Sincerely and on behalf of the editors of Atlantic Studies,

Manuel Barcia, University of Leeds, UK
Rocio Davis, University of Navarra, Spain
Dorothea Fischer-Hornung, University of Heidelberg, Germany

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