Subjecting History: Building a Relationship between History and its Alternatives
Call for Papers Date:
We invite chapter proposals for the edited volume, Subjecting History: Building a Relationship between History and its Alternatives, to be published by Ohio University Press. The first phase of book development will take place online at http://subjectinghistory.org.
Subjecting History is motivated by three primary questions:
-How well does academic scholarship represent the past?
-Does it align or conflict with nonacademic ways of understanding the past?
-What are ways that academic scholarship can better represent the past without appearing to ignore interpretations that run counter to it?
In the context of our title, we use the term ‘subject’ in two ways. First, we mean to indicate that History is the principal topic being discussed in the text. Second, we are indicating that we are trying to put History somewhat under the power of the public. The Editors will work with contributing authors to conduct outreach to public communities that have a connection to submitted scholarly work. The online platform that Subjecting History utilizes offers an open forum for scholars and the communities that they represent to engage in conversations about the scholarship that authors submit to Subjecting History. This conversation will be hosted dynamically in the margins of the text using a commenting feature.
Our goal is to contribute to the building of informed, reciprocal relationships between History and alternative ways of knowing the past. We are positing that such relationships will not only have positive impacts on research, but also will advance the teaching of History and promote nuanced ethical considerations of the role that Historians can play in society.
We invite chapter proposals that: Develop questions about the relationship between academic history and alternative forms of historical representation manifest in heritage, nostalgia, tradition, and/or memory.
Proposals should be 500 words in length. Proposals are due November 15, 2012.
Authors will be notified of acceptance by December 1, 2012.
Completed articles should be 4000-6000 words in length. Authors must be willing to have their articles published online for public comment, agree to interact with commenters on the website via the commenting feature, and commit to writing a reflection essay (500-1500 words) on public comments for the final publication.
Completed chapters are due February 15, 2013.
Chapters will be published online March 4, 2013 and remain open to public comment for a period of 6 weeks.
Please send your chapter proposal and updated C.V. to Editors Trevor R. Getz and Thomas G. Padilla at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 15, 2012.
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