The Trafalgar Chronicle: The Navies of the Georgian Era – An International Perspective

Date / time: 1 September, 12:00 am

The Trafalgar Chronicle: The Navies of the Georgian Era - An International Perspective


Call for Papers, deadline – 1 September 2022

Publication Date – Fall 2023

For the 2023 edition of the Trafalgar Chronicle, the editors seek carefully-researched articles on ‘The navies of the Georgian Era – an International Perspective’. We want research and analysis on the battles, operations, voyages and historically significant events and interactions concerning the world’s navies in the Georgian era, 1714 – 1837.

The Trafalgar Chronicle is the scholarly flagship publication of The 1805 Club, a non-profit organisation with an international membership of scholars and enthusiasts of the Georgian maritime era. The 1805 Club takes its name from the iconic Battle of Trafalgar that gave Nelson his acclaimed place in history and confirmed the role of the Royal Navy in asserting Britain’s sea power.

Additional Topics: We also seek general interest articles with unique perspectives on the maritime and naval history of the Georgian era. We invite biographical portraits, articles about battles at sea, maritime economics, exploration of foreign shores, foreign relations, politics, etc. We also welcome well-documented reports on preservation efforts regarding the artefacts, graves, memorials, and monuments of the Nelson era.

Proposal Submission Guidelines: Please submit a proposal/abstract of no more than 500 words and a paragraph about your background (a biographical sketch). Proposals are due 1 September 2022. Applicants will be notified of acceptance status by 1 October 2021. Submit all proposals and inquiries to Detailed author guidelines are available upon request.

Article Guidelines: Articles should be 3000 to 5000 words long in MSWORD (unprotected) following the Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA) style guide. Please include 2 to 5 high resolution illustrations. Articles are due 1 February 2023, at which point they will be edited and, in some cases, submitted to peer review. Articles will be returned to authors for revisions by 1 March 2023. Revisions are due 1 April 2023. Publication will be Fall 2023.

While we do not pay our contributors, each author who is a member of The 1805 Club will receive a copy of the Trafalgar Chronicle upon publication. All authors will also receive a PDF of their published article for their portfolio, reprint requests, or to feature on a website or a blog. To join The 1805 Club, submit a membership application at

Our Contributors: We welcome articles from 1805 Club members and anyone with an interest in the history of the Georgian Navy and other navies of the period. Our articles have come from writers of varied backgrounds: historians, journalists, university students, military personnel, preservationists, and novelists. Contact for additional information.

Image details: Wiki Commons – Trafalgar, Auguste Mayer, 1836