The First World War, though by no means the first global conflict, or the first example of mechanised warfare, fundamentally changed the Western world. From the experiences of soldiers in the front line, to the rise of new political movements, from tactics and strategy on land, sea, and in the air, to the challenges on the Home Front, the course, impact and innovations of this period continue to both fascinate and spark debate.

In the wake of the centenary commemorations, passionate discussions about the history of the war are as widespread and vibrant as ever. In this rich research environment, the Great War Group is proud to announce the call for submissions for the first issue of its all-new academic journal Field Notes. 

This annual publication combines the high standards of rigorous research, with a supportive environment where researchers can develop their ideas into exemplary examples of scholarship. The editors look forward to hearing from emerging specialists (BA, MA and PhD students), as well as established experts, with articles offering fresh perspectives on the social, political, economic, military and archaeological aspects of the period 1900-1925, or its commemoration.

Articles should be between 6,000-8000 words long (including footnotes), and must adhere to the Field Notes style guide, which is available here: along with further guidance for authors. Articles and enquires should be addressed to the editor (Zack White) at

The deadline for submissions is 17:00 on Sunday 8th August 2021.