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
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
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,
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. Afterward, the text will go under review by the press
prior to publication of the physical text.
Please send your chapter proposal and updated C.V. to Editors Trevor R.