6-month Review and Summer Break
Mobility in History blog has entered its sixth month actively publishing new content from scholars of transport history and mobility studies. We’re excited about the the work we’ve been able to highlight as well as new features for you, our readers.
After launching at the end of January, we began publishing bilingual articles in English and Spanish, a service we hope to expand to other languages going forward. We’ve also had the opportunity to collaborate with authors from a wide range of areas of regional study, featuring work on the Americas, modern and colonial India, Europe, and southeast Asia, as well as intriguing methodological approaches. We plan to continue this research diversity and expand it further.
We also started two new series for MHB. First, we’ve begun publishing book reviews. The goal is to feature articles on new academic titles as well as retrospectives on classic works. Our book reviews editor, Aparajita Mukhopadhyay is working hard to develop relationships with publishers and also reaching out to scholars to join us in reviewing scholarly works for the blog. If you’re interested, be sure to write her.
Second, we launched the capsule series. For me, as the first editor of MHB following its transition to a digital format, this new feature was very important. The capsule series highlights content that has been published over the years in the print version of Mobility in History with links to that content online. We reconnect with authors who collaborated on MiH, asking them to revisit their articles and produce a revised, abbreviated version for the blog. In doing so, we hope to continue to honor our publication’s print legacy and offer opportunity for readers new to Mobility in History to encounter it.
We’d like this first six months to be thought of as “season one” of Mobility in History blog. For July and August, we’ll be taking a brief summertime hiatus to continue planning new content and features. We’ll return on the second Monday of September with a second season of content that will take us through the fall.
Thank you for being a part of this project and we hope you’ll continue to join us for #MobilityMondays when we return in the fall! Be sure to like the T2M page on Facebook to receive updates about new MHB content.