Game of Thrones Book Collection Seeks Papers

This is a call for original essays for The Game of Thrones versus History, an academic-trade title to be published by Wiley-Blackwell in April 2017 to coincide with the start of the seventh season of HBO’s highly successful series.

The book will comprise a collection of essays by historians who explain the factual roots of George R. R. Martin’s book series, A Song of Ice and Fire and the HBO television series, Game of Thrones.  Similar in vein to the volumes of Wiley’s Pop Culture and Philosophy series, GoT v. H would reach out to fans and students who wish to enhance their experience of the fictional story, while deeping their knowledge of  history through parallels drawn by contributing history scholars.  Writing style would be entertaining as well as informative and thoughtful.  Scholarly apparatus would be kept to a minimum, but short bibliographies for further reading would follow each section.  In addition the book will comprise a List of Contributors, under which a short bio of each Contributor will appear.

For more information on possible themes and topic, go to

Interested scholars should submit a 300-word abstract by October 15, 2015. Finished papers of 4,000-5,000 words will be due April 30, 2016.  Contributors of accepted essays will recieve an honorarium as well as a copy of the book upon publication, and a chance to have some fun!

Kindly submit proposals by e-mail to Brian A. Pavlac,


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