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Journal reveals island’s maritime history

The Bermuda Journal of Archaeology and Maritime History

The latest volume of an academic journal includes articles on 19th-century prisoner of war ships, Second World War submarine history and military gravestones.

The National Museum of Bermuda Press has launched Volume 21 of the Bermuda Journal of Archaeology and Maritime History, which is now available to buy.

The museum is in the process of digitising previous volumes to make the entire catalogue of 175 individual articles available online for purchase and download.

A spokeswoman for the museum said: “Covering a wide range of topics including slavery, smuggling, shipwrecks, military and naval history, whaling, and agriculture, the journal has become an essential resource for any researcher examining Bermuda’s history and its connections with the wider Atlantic world.”

Volume 21 features ten articles on history and archaeology by Bermudian-based and overseas scholars. Other articles focus on the 17th-century Chinese porcelain trade, Bermuda’s “explosive military history” and the 18th-century livestock trade.

Transcriptions of the minutes of the Governor’s council are also included.

Clarence Maxwell and Deborah Atwood, the co-editors, have invited leading experts in the fields of history, art, and archaeology to form an advisory board designed to raise the academic standing of the journal.

The board will advise on the direction of the journal and review papers submitted for publication.

It is available for download at nmb.bm/shop.