The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia seeks authors for its next phase of expansion. A wide range of topics is available, including subtopics related to communications, transportation, business and industry, the built environment, civil rights, literary works, holiday traditions, and key events in the region’s history. The scope of the project includes the city of Philadelphia and the surrounding region of southeastern Pennsylvania, South Jersey, and northern Delaware.
Prospective authors must have expertise in their chosen subjects demonstrated by previous publications and/or advanced training in historical research. Authors will have the option of volunteering or receiving modest stipends, and all submissions will be peer-reviewed. Deadlines will be set in consultation with authors; it is expected that most will range from end of summer to the end of 2014. To express interest, please send an email describing your qualifications and specifying topics of interest to the editor-in-chief, Charlene Mires, firstname.lastname@example.org. No attachments, please. Graduate students, please include the name and email address of an academic reference.
Guidelines for writers are available online:
(Readers on the Encyclopedia blog, click here to see the list of topics.)
Continue reading “Call for Contributors: Summer 2014”
We have posted summaries of the presentations and discussion at the first session of the Greater Philadelphia Roundtable, “Striving for Equality: LGBT Activism in Greater Philadelphia.” We encourage continuing discussion online and welcome additional suggestions of related topics. Watch for additional summaries of roundtables to be posted approximately two weeks after each event.
What would you like to know about Philadelphia and its history? Nominate a topic and tell us why you’d like to see it in The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia. To submit your ideas to the editors, simply scroll to the bottom of this page.
Discussion at the Greater Philadelphia Roundtable session on April 1 at the Historical Society of Pennsvylania yielded a wealth of insight into the needs and potential for new research on twentieth-century women’s history. We have posted topic suggestions from participants’ comment cards on our Nominations page. Watch for a summary of the discussion to be posted soon.
We invite additional participation in the recent session of the Greater Philadelphia Roundtable, “Philadelphia-Area Women in the Twentieth Century: What Do We Know, and What Do We Need to Know?” Summaries of the panel discussion and dialogue are now available on our Events page, with comment space open for each segment of the program.