Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

Call for Volunteer Authors, Spring-Summer 2013

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS

Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

For its next expansion, The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia seeks volunteer authors to contribute essays related to the built and natural environment and regional events and traditions. We also seek volunteer authors to write about counties in the region, and some topics also remain available to continue expansion of the themes of City of Neighborhoods, the Cradle of Liberty, and the Workshop of the World.

Prospective authors must have expertise in their chosen subjects demonstrated by previous publications and/or advanced training in historical research. Submissions will be peer-reviewed and published online at http://philadelphiaencyclopedia.org, and accepted essays will be eligible for inclusion in a prospective print volume with the University of Pennsylvania Press. For further information, please see writer’s guidelines posted at http://philadelphiaencyclopedia.org/about/guidelines-for-writers/. Authors will be invited to select deadlines for submission ranging from May 1 to July 31, 2013.

Please email brief expressions of interest, including a statement of your qualifications, to Charlene Mires, cmires@camden.rutgers.edu. Do not send attachments. Graduate students, please provide the name and email address of an academic reference.

In the list below:

XX = Topic has been assigned

(I) = Author has been invited, but a commitment has not been made; additional expressions of interest are welcome.

Counties (2,500-3,000 words each): These essays will trace the historical development of each county, with attention to regional connections and interactions.

Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Chester County, Pennsylvania

Delaware County, Pennsylvania

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Burlington County, New Jersey

Camden County, New Jersey

Gloucester County, New Jersey

Salem County, New Jersey

New Castle County, Delaware

 

Built and Natural Environment

Apartment buildings and complexes – 750 words

XX Arboretums – 750 words

Arsenals – 750 words

XX Automats – 750 words

Avenue of the Arts – 500 words

Billboards – 500 words

Birds – 2000 words

XX Boathouse Row – 500 words

XX Broad Street – 1000 words

Caves – 500 words

Cemeteries – 1500 words

Condominiums – 500 words

Convention Centers – 1000 words

Country Clubs – 1000 words

Court Houses – 1500 words

XX Delaware Avenue (Columbus Boulevard) – 750 words

Diners – 1000 words

(I) Dock Creek – 500 words

Fires – 1500 words

Firefighting – 1000 words

Fish and Fishing – 1500 words

Forts – 750 words

XX Gardens (public) – 1000 words

Garbage Barge (the Khian Sea) – 750 words

Gas Stations – 750 words

XX Germantown Avenue – 750 words

Historic Districts – 1500 words

Historic Preservation – 2000 words

(I) Hog Island – 250 words

Hotels and Motels – 1000 words

Ice – 750 words

XX Immigration Stations – 500 words

Jeweler’s Row – 500 words

Lancaster Avenue/Pike – 750 words

Landfills – 1500 words

Liberty Place – 500 words

Log Cabins – 500 words

Mansions – 1500 words

Market Street – 1000 words

Military Bases – 1000 words

XX National Parks – 750 words

Office Buildings – 1000 words

Penn Center – 1000 words

Piers – 1000 words

XX Pine Barrens – 750 words

Plantations – 750 words

Power Plants – 1000 words

XX Public Baths – 500 words

Recycling – 1000 words

Rodents – 750 words

XX Rowhouses – 1500 words

XX Skid Row – 750 words

XX Society Hill – 750 words

Steam (Steam Loop) – 750 words

XX Trails – 750 words

Trash Disposal – 1500 words

Trash-to-Steam – 750 words

XX Trees – 2000 words

Trinities – 750 words

Twins (Houses) – 750 words

Warehouses – 1000 words

Wastewater Treatment – 1000 words

Zoos – 1000 words

 

Events

Columbia Avenue Riot – 750 words

Dad Vail Regatta – 750 words

Dewey’s Lunch Counter Protest – 500 words

XX Fort Wilson Riot – 500 words

XX March of the Mill Children – 500 words

Meschianza – 500 words

Political Conventions – 1500 words

XX Pontiac’s War (experience and impact on region) – 500 words

XX Seven Years’ War (experience and impact on region) – 750 words

Vietnam War (experience and impact on region) – 1000 words

War of 1812 (experience and impact on region) – 750 words

 

Traditions and Icons

Christmas Traditions – 1000 words

Columbus Day Traditions – 750 words

Civic Flag of Philadelphia – 500 words

Hanukkah Traditions – 1000 words

Hoagies – 750 words

July Fourth Traditions – 1000 words

Kwanza Traditions – 750 words

Labor Day Traditions – 750 words

Martin Luther King Day Traditions – 500 words

Memorial Day Traditions – 1000 words

Mummers – 1500 words

New Year’s Traditions – 750 words

Pepper Pot Soup – 500 words

XX Rocky – 750 words

Scrapple – 500 words

XX Tastykakes – 500 words

Thanksgiving Day Traditions – 1000 words

Water Ice – 500 words

 

Additional topics available at this time for City of Neighborhoods and Cradle of Liberty content layers:

Buses – 750 words

Community Development Corporations – 1000 words

Civil Rights, African American – 1500 words

Civil Rights, LGBT – 1000 words

(I) Civil Rights, Women – 1000 words

Civil Rights, People with Disabilities – 750 words

Constitution of the United States and Constitutional Convention – 1000-1500

Friends Neighborhood Guild – 500

XX Haitian Revolution – 500

Nativism – 1000

Neighborhood Associations – 1000 words

XX Voting (suffrage) – 750 words

 

Additional topics available at this time for Workshop of the World layer (business, industry, and labor):

Artisans – 750 words

Chemicals – 1500 words

Cutlery – 1500 words

Glass – 1500 words

Iron and Steel – 1500 words

Jewelry – 1500 words

XX Knights of Labor – 500 words

XX Locomotives Manufacturing – 750-1000

XX Medical and Scientific Instruments – 1500 words

Metal, Machine Tools – 1500 words

Oil Refining – 1000 words

Rugs – 1500 words

Saws – 750-1000 words (plus Disston Saw, 250-500 words)

Shoes – 1500 words

Strikes – 1000 words

Sugar Refining – 1000 words

Textiles – 1500 words

Trade Associations – 1000 words

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