The Journal of Conflict Archaeology, formerly published by Brill, will be relaunched by Maney Publishing in 2011. Founded and edited by Tony Pollard and Iain Banks (University of Glasgow, UK), the Journal of Conflict Archaeology is devoted to battlefield and military archaeology and other spheres of conflict archaeology, covering all periods with a worldwide scope. Additional fields of interest include the archaeology of industrial and popular protest, contested landscapes and monuments, nationalism and colonialism, class conflict, the origins of conflict, forensic applications in war-zones, and human rights cases.
The Journal represents an exciting new discipline within Maney’s list of 17 journals in archaeology and heritage, and provides an important outlet for the best research in this fast-growing subject.
The Editors, Tony Pollard and Iain Banks, are based at the Centre for Battlefield Archaeology at the University of Glasgow, UK. The Centre is the first facility of its kind and has earned a reputation as an international centre of excellence for the burgeoning study of the archaeology of battlefields and other archaeological manifestations of human conflict. Tony Pollard directed the programmes of survey and evaluation which brought to light the WWI mass graves of Australian and British troops at Fromelles in France, and which resulted in the recent re-burials of unknown soldiers with full military honours on the 94th anniversary of the start of the battle.
Journal of Conflict Archaeology follows the acquisition of War & Society in 2010 which Maney publishes on behalf of the University of New South Wales, Australia. Along with Arms & Armour published on behalf of the Royal Armouries, Maney has formed a key collection of journals in the field of conflict and military studies.