Breaking New Ground

Reconnecting People with The Brecks

New Publication for the Brecks

The Breckland Society and the Breaking New Ground Landscape Partnership are delighted to announce a call for papers for inclusion in the inaugural Journal of Breckland Studies (JBS), which will be published in March next year, both as hard copy and online. The journal is 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appreciation of the history and landscape heritage of the Norfolk & Suffolk Brecks through an anthology of previously unpublished articles.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 of these 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, biodiversity and 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 Monday 31 October 2016. 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 4 January 2017. To discuss your ideas, or for further information, please contact James Parry of The Breckland Society on