- From the Editors
We are pleased to present the latest issue of Historical Geography, our second published with the University of Nebraska Press and available through Project Muse. As ever, our thanks go to our contributors, reviewers, and editorial board, as well as colleagues at the Press and the Historical Geography Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers.
This volume features articles and critical commentaries from scholars from both sides of the Atlantic. First, we present Professor Georgina Endfield's 2019 Distinguished Historical Geographer lecture, as delivered at the American Association of Geographers annual conference in Washington, DC, in April.
This is followed by our special issue on the theme of food studies. Introduced by Mike Wise, the issue features Kelly A. Spring's article exploring museum representations of gender roles and responsibilities in relation to food rationing in Britain during the Second World War and Casey Baker's on the British scheme to starve revolutionary France into submission during the last decade of the eighteenth century. These are followed by commentaries on the challenges and opportunities for publishing in critical (and geographically sensitive) food studies from Jennifer Jensen Wallach, Megan Elias, and David Scott Cunningham, and finally an interview with critical ecofeminist scholar and theorist Carol J. Adams.
In addition, we feature regular research articles—from Karen Morin, James Kates, and Hannah Awcock—as well as our usual array of book reviews. While never intended to be part of a themed issue, taken together the three research articles do each reflect in their own ways on landscapes of violence (and resistance), as well as—in the case of the first two—on food, farming, and (failed) schemes for economic and agricultural development, also a theme of interest to our special issue authors (and readers). [End Page ix]
As ever, we welcome new submissions to the journals, which should be routed through UNP's online submission system (http://www.editorialmanager.com/HG/). Informal inquiries to the editorial team about potential articles and special issues are also welcome, as are contributions that take as their subjects places outside North America and Great Britain. Finally, readers might wish to look out for details of our shortly-to-be-announced postgraduate and early career scholar paper prize, the winning author being offered the chance to publish in Historical Geography (subject to the usual peer review procedures). We will hope to bring you the prizewinning essay in the next issue of the journal. [End Page x]