Request for Proposals: New York History
The New York State Historical Association seeks a college or university partner for New York History, a quarterly journal published continuously since 1919. The journal of record for the stateís history, New York History has attracted both scholarly and popular audiences by combining a high standard of historical accuracy with an accessible style. New York History has a total subscription of roughly 850, and awards two prizes: the Fox Prize for the best unpublished book-length manuscript on any aspect of the stateís history, and the Kerr Prize, for the best article published in the journal. The journalís back issues are available through Proquest.
The editor, with support from his or her institution, will be responsible for soliciting manuscripts, overseeing peer review, copyediting, and expanding both the quality and quantity of work the journal publishes. The editor will also assist in publicizing the prizes NYSHA offers, and serve as first reader for manuscripts entered for the Fox Prize. The editor will also help reimagine the journal, adding new features (such as material for teachers) and expanding older ones (book and exhibition reviews). The editor will be responsible for bringing the journal to a new online format as New York History gradually ceases publishing a paper version. The editor will be able to draw upon the assistance and expertise of the Editorial Board, comprised of leading historians of New York State. The editor will meet with the Board annually and report on the journal and discuss the prize entries.
● A broad familiarity with American history and the history of New York and its current practitioners.
● A tenured position in American history at a college or university, preferably in New York. The university must be willing to support the editorship by providing a course release and/or a graduate assistant. The university must also provide technological assistance.
●Expertise in, or a willingness to explore, new technologies and formats that will enhance the journal.
● Dedication to expanding the journalís readership and outreach function.
● Experience in historical editing or publication.
NYSHA can provide a subvention. The RFP is open until the position is filled. Please submit proposals to:
Paul D'Ambrosio, President & CEO
The New York State Historical Association
PO Box 800
Coooperstown, NY 13326 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://nysha.org
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