Are we in Danger of being left with our Journals and not much else: the Future of Maritime History?

By Lewis R. Fischer, published February 2011

Abstract

What will it take to earn maritime history the respect that it considers its due? This survey of the field suggests that to maximise its full potential maritime history needs to address: contextualisation of its studies, a more international, rather than local or national, approach, asking the questions that drive debates in other fields, making use of the wealth of documentation that is available in the field, adopting appropriate methodologies of study, using theory to inform questions and generate potential answers, applying the standards of other fields of history to maritime historical writing, training postgraduate scholars with the exploration tools they need and placing maritime journals on a proper footing to improve their quality.

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