Call for Submissions: Trafalgar Chronicle 2020

May 2019

The next edition of the Trafalgar Chronicle, TC 2020 new series No 5, will be themed on Nelson and the Georgian Navy as portrayed in art, film and literature.

For over two decades, the Trafalgar Chronicle has been the flagship scholarly publication of the 1805 Club, with an international membership. The mission of the 1805 Club is to preserve the history, memorials, and monuments of the Royal Navy during the Georgian Era (sometimes called Nelson’s Navy) from approximately 1775 to 1830. The Trafalgar Chronicle is an essential component of that mission. It is published annually by Seaforth Publications, maintaining a global readership.

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For the 2020 edition, the editors are seeking carefully researched articles on; Portrayals of Nelson and/or the Georgian Navy in Art, Film, and Literature”. We want your analysis of how the Georgian Navy has been portrayed in paintings, drawings and prints, ceramics, sculpture, literature (historic fiction and non-fiction), films, screenplays, and documentaries.

Contributors are invited to address and analyze the manner in which a particular art-form or an artist or a group of artists have portrayed the people, technologies, accomplishments, victories, losses, admiralty, uniforms, or life-at-sea in the Royal Navy of the Georgian Era. What is accurate and what is inaccurate or misleading?  How could such works shape or influence today’s concepts about the Royal Navy in the Georgian Era? How has a particular genre evolved in portraying some aspect of the Georgian Navy? What symbolism do we find in these portrayals and how can that symbolism be interpreted?

In each issue, we are also interested in one or two general interest articles with some unique perspective on the Georgian Navy. We are looking at having a regular feature called “Places that Remember Nelson: Then and Now – concerning the changing times and environments of Nelson monuments and statues – also the before and after of restoration efforts.

Submission Guidelines: Please submit (A) An abstract of no more than 500 words; (B) A biographical sketch of no longer than 100 words; (C) An author CV. Submittals are due by 1 July 2019 Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by 1 September 2019. Submit all proposals and inquiries to   Author guidelines are available upon request.

Articles should be 2000 to 5000 words long. Authors are advised to use Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA) format. All articles are due 1 February 2020, at which point they will be edited and, in some cases, submitted to peer review.  Articles will be returned to authors with comments, edits, questions, and recommendations by April 1, 2020. Revised articles will be due 1 May 2020.  Publication will be after 1 October 2020.


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