The American Friends of the Hakluyt Society announces a call for short, informal, openaccess mini-essays / blog posts that describe how academics and writers in different disciplines work with the texts and legacies of Richard Hakluyt. We welcome posts about teaching Hakluyt’s corpus, editing individual texts, engaging with his works as primary sources, or using Hakluyt to think about the long history of Anglophone maritime, colonial, and imperial cultures. We are especially interested in proposals that use Hakluyt to uncover the global, mercantile, imperial, and colonialist elements of early modern history, including explorations of race, gender, religion, or other forms of human difference. We welcome submissions from all academics and writers who are interested in Hakluyt, from diverse regions, disciplines, and academic positions.
If you’d like us to consider your work, please send a brief abstract to
firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 April 2023.