The Women and Social Movements Website Is Accepting Submissions of Document Projects
The Women and Social Movements website is now soliciting submissions and proposals for online publications. Its co-directors, Kathryn Kish Sklar and Thomas Dublin, have established a Board of Editors who will referee submissions and offer support to prospective author/editors.
At the upcoming Berkshire Conference on the History of Women (University of Connecticut, June 6-9), the website's current collaboration with college and university faculty will be highlighted in a session on Saturday, June 8, 11-1. That session will be followed by an informational meeting from 1:00-2:15, at which time the site's co-directors will explain the new submission procedures and answer questions from prospective contributors. Both session and informational meeting will be held in Babbidge, Class of 1947 room.
Graduate students and faculty who will not be attending the Berkshire Conference may find the following submission guidelines helpful. Prospective contributors should feel free to contact Dr. Melissa Doak to describe prospective submissions or request further information.
Guidelines for Submissions to The Women and Social Movements website
Prospective document projects should pose a concrete question concerning some aspect of women and social movements in the United States. Ideally the question should address issues raised in relevant secondary sources. The project should include a brief, introductory essay with footnotes and 10-20 historical documents (texts, images, audio or video) with headnotes that address the central question and annotations that identify obscure references within the documents. The project should also include a bibliography and a set of related WWW links. Author/editors of projects accepted for publication on the website will also need to secure permission for the publication of any copyrighted material. Staff of the Women and Social Movements will provide support in this process.
Because so much work is involved in preparing a document project, and there are limited venues for publication of such work, we encourage prospective contributors initially to submit a 3-5 page proposal outlining a particular project, noting the central question, its connection to the relevant historiography, and the central primary sources to be employed. Staff at the website and members of the editorial board will offer responses to such proposals and will offer assistance to prospective contributors.
Prospective contributors should contact Dr. Melissa Doak, either by email or by phone. All submissions, for both proposals and document projects, must be electronic--on diskettes, zip disks, cd-roms, or via email or email attachments.
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