Tuesday, 31 August 2010

History In Action - Department of History at The UWI, St Augustine

In a greater effort to bring local, regional and international attention to the scholarship of history, the Department of History at The UWI, St Augustine has launched an in-house journal - History in Action.

Contributions are solicited from a wide cross-section of scholars and advanced graduate students in and outside the Department of History, undergraduate students with works of exceptional quality as well as non-university researchers and writers of history.

The journal, which will be published annually and made available via the UWI institutional repository (UWISpace), will be of considerable benefit to a wide cross-section of scholars and students, libraries in addition to members of the public interested in history.

UWISpace is a platform being implemented by UWI’s Main Library to capture, store, index, preserve and redistribute research material in digital formats. The journal will be part of an interactive website embracing available multimedia and web 2.0 technologies (RSS feed, blogs, podcasts, video streams, hyperlinked resources, etc.)

History is not only based on written records but on all human actions, including those recorded orally and reflected exclusively in the archaeological record.

The journal’s editorial committee is inviting diverse contributions on documentary history, archaeology, personal narratives (based on oral interviews), ethnography, historical geography, historical linguistics and cultural landscapes.

Contributors are actively encouraged to submit multimedia data in support of their respective papers, should the need arise. In order to expedite the process of publication, this journal will not be peer-reviewed. However, all submissions will be assessed by the editor and members of the editorial committee to determine their suitability for publication. The Editor reserves the right to edit all submissions.

Contributors, especially students, are gently advised to guard against plagiarism and copyright violations. Full paper submissions must be no more than 2,500 words and must each have a bibliography and endnotes. Paper submissions must adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

The members of the editorial committee are:

* Dr Basil Reid (Editor)
* Dr Claudius Fergus
* Professor Bridget Brereton
* Dr Michael Toussaint and
* Mr Frank Soodeen (UWI Main Library’s Representative)

Abstracts of no more than 150 words should be ubmitted to the Editor, Dr Basil Reid, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology in the Department of History, U.W.I., St. Augustine. Dr Reid’s e-mail contacts are Basil.Reid@sta.uwi.edu and breidster@gmail.com.

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