How have inequality and ideas about race shaped the histories of archaeology? These questions have been of increasingly urgent importance as the discipline has started to come to terms with its past—and the pasts that archaeology has helped to create. Yet now, more than ever, these queries should be central to the field. In this unprecedented moment of global action and possibility, the Bulletin of the History of Archaeology calls for contributions that reflect on these questions, aiming to publish them as a form of rapid response to the unfolding situation, and ultimately using them to ask where the histories of archaeology—and perhaps archaeology itself—should go from here. The journal solicits contributions—historically informed reflections and short vignettes—of 1000–1500 words. Given their current importance, we aim to publish these pieces as quickly as possible, bypassing peer-review; article processing charges will also be waived.
To make a contribution, please send a short (50-word) abstract to the journal’s online submission system by 31st July 2020. To upload your abstract, use the system as normal, but instead of uploading an article in the manuscript field, please upload a word file with your abstract. If you require assistance (or to discuss a potential contribution), please contact William Carruthers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on 17 Jun 2020
The Bulletin of the History of Archaeology (BHA) is accepting submissions for publication in 2020. The journal publishes research not only on the histories of archaeology strictly defined, but also on the subject as it intersects with related histories like those of collecting, colonialism, exploration, fieldwork, heritage, and museums. At the same time, BHA is particularly focused on building interdisciplinary collaborations, and publishes work that takes its methodological cues from fields including anthropology and historical anthropology, archaeology, art history, colonial and postcolonial studies, gender studies, global history, and the history, philosophy, and sociology of science.
The BHA is published online. Articles are made available Open Access as soon as they are ready. Research shows that Open Access publications are viewed and cited more often and for a longer period than publications in subscription journals. Some studies report three times more views and others 89% more downloads. See the Plan S, for the latest initiative promoting Open Access by 14 national funders and 4 charitable foundations.
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Authors remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.
If your paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Charge (APC) of £300, which can normally be sourced from your funder or institution. APCs cover all publication costs (editorial processes; web hosting; indexing; marketing; archiving; DOI registration etc. For a breakdown of costs, see here) and ensure that all of the content is fully Open Access. This APC is just 10-20% of some competitors. Many research funders and institutions now have open access funds available. Please, ask your department, library or funder to check your eligibility. Several other foundations, institutes, societies and associations offer publication grants based on subject relevance. Here are a few of them relevant to history, archaeology and material preservation and conservation. For more information on funding, feel free to get in touch at email@example.com.
Submit Now! We accept online submissions via our journal website. See Author Guidelines for further information. Alternatively, please contact the editors if you are unsure as to whether your research is suitable for submission to the journal.
Posted on 28 Feb 2020