Breaking New Ground

Reconnecting People with The Brecks

Call for Papers for Journal of Breckland Studies Vol. 2

Following the success of the first edition, published earlier this year, the Breckland Society and the Breaking New Ground Landscape Partnership are delighted to announce a call for papers for inclusion in the second Journal of Breckland Studies (JBS). The inaugural volume of the JBS was published in June 2017 as the first-ever publication dedicated to promoting wider understanding and appreciation of the history and landscape heritage of the Norfolk & Suffolk Brecks through an anthology of previously unpublished articles.

Each paper can be of up to 2,500 words in length, to include illustrations, and addressing a particular theme or subject relating to the Brecks. Subjects for potential coverage include agricultural history, land use, archaeology, architecture and the built environment, natural history, literature, economic development and social history. At this stage potential contributors are invited to submit an outline summary of up to 200 words, explaining the scope and content of their proposed paper, including a working title and an indication of potential illustrations.

Proposed papers must not have been published previously, whether wholly or in part, and must be the original work of the contributor. Outline summaries should be emailed to no later than Tuesday 31 October 2017. They will then be considered by the JBS Editorial Panel, comprising experts on the Brecks and chaired by Professor Tom Williamson of the History Department at the University of East Anglia, with a decision by late November on which papers (up to eight in total) will be accepted for submission; the deadline for receipt of these will be Wednesday 3 January 2018. The final report will be published in spring 2018, both as hard copy and online.

To discuss your ideas, or for further information, please contact James Parry of The Breckland Society on

Read the first volume hereĀ