Call for Papers

 

Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography
Special Issue: Immigration and Ethnicity in Pennsylvania History
Guest Edited by Kathryn E. Wilson and Rosalind J. Beiler (October 2016)

The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography is issuing a call for articles to be included in a special issue of the magazine on immigration and ethnicity in Pennsylvania’s history scheduled for an October 2016 publication.

The editors seek submissions of the following two sorts.

  • Scholarly Articles: The editors seek proposals for scholarly articles (25–35 pages, double spaced) featuring new interdisciplinary research on the experiences of immigrants in Pennsylvania. Articles may focus on issues of language, identity, intergroup relations, politics, labor, religion, cultural expression, settlement and accommodation, transnational ties or other factors as they affect immigrant experience over time. Selections will be made based on the quality of the submission and with an eye toward representing the diversity of research in immigration and ethnic studies, including history, anthropology, education, museum studies, or literature, among others. In addition, articles are sought that place regional stories within larger patterns of migration.
  • Favorite Sources/Hidden Gems: The editors seek proposals for short articles (250–750 words) featuring favorite sources/hidden gems highlighting some aspect of immigrant experience in Pennsylvania history. We invite articles focusing on both written and non-written sources, including but not limited to diaries, manuscript collections, novels, government documents, oral histories, photographs, museum artifacts, and monuments. These items may or may not be found in the state, but all featured items will serve to illuminate some aspect of immigrant experiences among Pennsylvanians.

Submission details: Submissions should be addressed to Tamara Gaskell, Editor, Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 or, by e-mail, to pmhb@hsp.org.

Guest editors: Potential contributors are encouraged to consult with one of the two guest editors for this issue of the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. Kathryn E. Wilson at Georgia State University can be reached at kewilson@gsu.edu; Rosalind Beiler at the University of Central Florida can be reached at Rosalind.Beiler@ucf.edu.

Deadline for submissions: Sept. 1, 2014