Flows, Migrations, and Exchanges

Flows, Migrations, and Exchanges publishes works of environmental history that explore the cross-border movements of organisms and materials that have shaped the modern world, as well as the varied human attempts to understand, regulate, and manage these movements. Work on such topics constitutes an increasingly important area of study within the very lively field of environmental history. The series will highlight the significance of this emerging body of scholarship, and the juxtaposition of such work in the series should illuminate theoretical and methodological commonalities among projects that might not otherwise be in conversation with one another.

For more information, visit the Flows, Migrations, and Exchanges website.

About the Editors

Mart Stewart teaches courses in environmental and cultural history at Western Washington University, and is also an affiliate professor in Huxley College of the Environment. He is author of What Nature Suffers to Grow: Life, Labor, and Landscape on the Georgia Coast, 1680-1920 (Georgia, 1996; 2003) and many essays and articles, and co-editor of Environmental Change and Agricultural Sustainability in the Mekong Delta (Springer Scientific, 2011).

Harriet Ritvo is Arthur J. Conner Professor of History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She teaches courses in British history, environmental history, the history of human-animal relations, and the history of natural history. She is the author of The Dawn of Green: Manchester, Thirlmere, and Modern Environmentalism (Chicago, 2009), The Platypus and the Mermaid, and Other Figments of the Classifying Imagination (Harvard, 1997), The Animal Estate: The English and Other Creatures in the Victorian Age (Harvard, 1987), and Noble Cows and Hybrid Zebras: Essays on Animals and History (Virginia, 2010). Her articles and reviews on British cultural history, environmental history, and the history of human-animal relations have appeared in a wide range of periodicals, including The London Review of Books, Science, Daedalus, The American Scholar, Technology Review, and The New York Review of Books, as well as scholarly journals in several fields.

Submission Guidelines

We welcome your proposal and will respond to your inquiry as quickly as possible after consulting with the series editors. A book proposal should include the following items:

  • A cover letter introducing yourself and stating your interest in the series
  • A detailed description of the work (and projected length), its contribution to the field, and its appropriateness for the Flows, Migrations, and Exchanges series; its relation to similar and competing works; and the intended audience
  • Table of contents or proposed chapter outline with a paragraph on the contents of each chapter
  • c.v. or resume

We prefer that authors do not submit complete manuscripts unless invited to do so.

Our policy is to recycle proposal materials after consideration. If you would like these materials returned, be sure to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

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Brandon Proia
The University of North Carolina Press
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By email

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