Proposal Guidelines for the “Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century” Series

The series primarily publishes monographs, but edited collections are also considered. Both established scholars and first-time authors are welcome. Both internal studies of particular scientific disciplines and studies placing science in its social and cultural context are welcome. Geographic focus should be on developments in Britain, Europe, and the United States, but trans-national and comparative studies will also be considered. Books intended for the series may reach back into the late eighteenth century or forward into the early twentieth, but should have their chronological center of gravity in the nineteenth.

Prospective authors should submit:
  • A detailed proposal that discusses the volume’s rationale, proposed structure (including a chapter outline), and relationship to existing literature
  • Two representative sample chapters
  • A brief biography of the author(s)
  • A projected date for submission of the entire manuscript

I’m happy to field questions about the series, the submission process, or the suitability of particular topics (especially those related to geology, archaeology, and anthropology) at abvanriper@gmail.com. Formal proposals, however, should be submitted (electronically) to the series editor:

Bernard V. Lightman
309 Bethune College
York University
4700 Keele St.
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
CANADA
lightman@yorku.ca