Letter from the Editors
The Editorial Team
The last time we wrote a letter to our readers, we were preparing for our first EPOCH event – the Writing Summit. The event was a phenomenal success, with attendees and speakers alike travelling from across the British Isles to join us. You can read more about the event in this issue! We have also passed 1,000 followers on Twitter representing another major milestone for the magazine.
We had deliberated over the issue themes for the magazine going forward late last year, settling on a range of topics that are sure to facilitate an excellent and diverse selection of histories. This issue is themed on Conflict, Violence, and Diplomacy. Topical as it is, we maintained a careful and considered approach when curating this issue, inevitably touching on many sensitive histories.
Follow Kirsty O’Rourke down Derry/Londonderry’s streets as she explores problematic memories of Bloody Sunday, or take flight with Samuel Hollins as he highlights French meddling in the Tornado aircraft programme. Stand side by side with Amie Kirby as she makes a powerful case for archaeology or set sail with Johanne Marie Skov to the Falkland Islands as she uncovers absurd Cold War connections.
We here at EPOCH are incredibly proud of Issue 08. Thematically, this is an incredibly unified issue, demonstrating the strength of our long-term vision and our commitment to providing novel and directed historical research to our readership. There have also been some role changes within EPOCH. Karianne Robinson will be stepping down as the magazine’s Deputy Coordinating Editor and assuming the role of Modern Editor. Karianne has been instrumental to the magazine’s success thus far and will continue to be a fantastic asset. In her place, Ed Moore and Dabeoc Stanley will be assuming the positions of Deputy Coordinating Editor for Operations and Publications, respectively. Ed and Dabeoc both have some very exciting ideas for the magazine!
The Editorial Team