Washington History seeks articles/images for its next three scheduled issues (1968/2008 and others)
Washington History seeks articles for its next three scheduled issues, due to be published April 2008, Fall 2008, and Spring 2009.
_Washington History_ is the semiannual, refereed journal published by The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
The journal publishes substantive articles based on original scholarship, as well as photographic essays and book reviews. The editors are seeking a wide variety of scholarship to fill out these issues; the immediate focus for 2008 is broadly on the 1968 riots in Washington (broadly construed)--causes, results, and impact on the
socio-economic fabric of the city. However, scholarship on all subjects is sought. The journal's subject coverage is broadly drawn across the history of the Washington metropolitan area: social, cultural, architectural, urban and political history, material culture, and historical geography. This scope includes the entire span of the city's history. Works on Washington as the nationís capital are welcome, when related directly to life of the residents of the city. The deadline for initial submission for the April issue is January 15, 2008, proposals and expressions of interest should be submitted immediately.
Articles should be written to appeal to a broad and diverse audience of scholars, students, and the public generally.
Full publication guidelines are found here: http://www.historydc.org/media/publications/guidelines.asp
Recent issues have featured articles about the desegregation of Washington schools following the Bolling v. Sharpe decision (including pieces by Clayborne Carson and John Hope Franklin) and Eisenhower's unexpected civil rights advocacy, the Uline Arena, Washington baseball, Chinatown, growing up in Washington, the early development of the telephone in Washington, D.C. political campaigns, citizen activism relating to local highway construction, the history of the metro system, Walter Washington, and Clara Barton. Each issue also features substantive book reviews.
The semi-annual Washington History is a benefit of membership (students $25, individuals $40) in the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Single copies of issues may be purchased for $7 from Historical Society of Washington's Library, 801 K Street, NW at Mount Vernon Square, Washington, DC 20001. 202.383.1850 info@HistoryDC.org
Editing the April 2008 issue is Matthew Gilmore; editing the Fall 2008 and Spring 2009 issues is Zachary Schrag.
Please contact Matthew Gilmore at: email@example.com with inquiries and submissions.
Matthew B. Gilmore
Editor, Washington History
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