Founded In    2003
Published   quarterly
Language(s)   English

Fields of Interest


History, Literature, Cultural Studies

ISSN   1478-8810
Editorial Board


William Boelhower - Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA

Dorothea Fischer-Hornung - Heidelberg University, Germany

Richard Follett - University of Sussex, UK

Neil Safier - University of British columbia, Canada

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Please send all contributions as email attachments (doc, docx or rtf format) to Articles should, in general, be under 10,000 words, written in English, double spaced (including all notes and references), and follow the Chicago Humanities style.

An abstract of approximately 300 words should accompany the article. In addition a list of up to 6 key words, suitable for indexing and abstracting services, should be supplied. A brief biographical sketch of the author should be provided on a separate sheet.

The author’s email and full postal address must be supplied.

Submissions will be subjected to blind review before acceptance.


Atlantic Studies


The quarterly Atlantic Studies provides an international forum for research and debate on historical, cultural and literary issues within the Atlantic world. Published on behalf of MESEA (The Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas) , the journal challenges nationalist historiographies and literatures by focusing on the Atlantic as an area of cultural change and exchange, translation and interference, communication and passages.

Atlantic Studies welcomes submissions in the areas of cultural studies, history, geography, critical theory, and literature.
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March 2013 special Issue: New Currents in French and Francophone Atlantic Studies; Guest editor: Jordan Kellman, Volume 10, Number 1

Beyond center and periphery: new currents in French and Francophone Atlantic Studies -- Editorial

This introductory essay explores recent shifts in perspective in the study of the French and Francophone Atlantic World. It takes as a touchstone changes in the place of Louisiana and the French colonial period in American history and consciousness. The essay traces the evolution of both Anglophone and Francophone Atlantic historiography, elucidating the shift in meanings attributed to the relationship between France and its Atlantic colonies. It then explores the recent emergence of alternative interpretations grounded in a vision of a de-centered Atlantic theater where local actors, locations, vectors and networks of power, knowledge and resources interact with each other and with the metropolitan center.

Other Issues

December 2012, Volume 9, Number 4
September 2012, "The Slave Trade's Dissonant Heritage: Memorial Sites, Museum Practices, and Dark Tourism"; Guest editors: Alan Rice and Johanna C. Kardux, Volume 9, Number 3
June 2012, Volume 9, Number 2
Special Issue: Rethinking the fall of the planter class. Guest editor. Christer Petley (March 2012), Volume 9, Number 1
December 2011, Volume 8, Number 4
September 2011, Vol. 8, No. 3
September 2011, (Volume 8, Number 3)
March 2011, Volume 8, Number 1
Abolitionist places (June 2011), Volume 8, Number 2
Special issue, Itineraries of Atlantic science - new questions, new approaches, new directions, Vol. 7, No. 4
September 2010, Vol. 7, No. 3
June 2010, Vol. 7, No. 2
March 2010, Volume 7, Number 1
December 2009, Volume 6, Number 3
August 2009, Volume 6, Number 2
April 2009, Volume 6, Number 1
December 2008, Vol. 5, No. 3
August 2008, Vol. 5, No. 2
October 2007, Vol. 4, No. 2
April 2007 , Vol. 4, No. 1
October 2006 , Vol. 3, No. 2
April 2006, Vol. 3, No. 1
October 2005, Vol. 2, No. 2
April 2005, Vol. 2, No. 1
April 2005, Vol. 2, No. 1
October 2004, Vol. 1, No. 2
April 2004, Vol. 1, No. 1