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Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography
Special Issue: Food and Foodways in Pennsylvania History

DEADLINE EXTENDED

The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography is issuing a call for articles to be included in a special issue on food and foodways in Pennsylvania history, scheduled for publication in October 2018.

The editors seek submissions of the following two sorts.

  • Scholarly Articles: The editors seek submissions of scholarly articles (25–35 pages, double spaced) featuring new research on food and foodways in Pennsylvania. We invite manuscripts that offer fresh perspectives on the influences of immigrant groups (including German and Dutch), agrarian ideals, sustainable food cultures, and differences in the state’s culinary regions. Articles that deal with diversity are especially welcome (Native American and African American foodways; food insecurity; food, gender, and the body; food as a civil rights issue). In addition, we seek articles that place Pennsylvania within larger patterns of regional and national development. Selections will be made based on the quality of the submission and with an eye toward representing the full range of research in food studies.
  • Favorite Sources/Hidden Gems: The editors seek submissions of short articles (250–750 words) featuring favorite sources/hidden gems highlighting some aspect of food and foodways 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, newspapers, photographs, artifacts, and monuments. These items may or may not be found in the state, but they must illuminate some aspect of Pennsylvanians’ experiences with food and foodways. See http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5215/pennmaghistbio.139.issue-3 for examples of such essays.


Submission details: Submissions should be addressed to Christina Larocco, Editor, Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 or, by email, to pmhb@hsp.org.

Guest editors: Potential contributors are strongly encouraged to consult with one of the two guest editors for this issue of the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography before submitting: Psyche Williams-Forson, Associate Professor of American Studies, University of Maryland, College Park (pwforson@umd.edu); William Woys Weaver, Independent Historian (W3Food@aol.com).

Deadline for submissions: March 15, 2017

 

Call for Papers

Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography
Special Issue:
Incarceration in Pennsylvania History

The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography is issuing a call for articles to be included in a special issue on incarceration in Pennsylvania history, scheduled for publication in October 2019.

The editors seek submissions of the following two sorts.

  • Scholarly Articles: The editors seek submissions of scholarly articles (25–35 pages, double spaced) featuring new research on the history of incarceration in Pennsylvania. Manuscripts may offer fresh perspectives on Pennsylvania’s role as the pioneer of the penitentiary system, including the Quaker legacy in shaping carceral structures, the tension between religious reformers and state officials, and the debate between the Pennsylvania and Auburn systems. We are also interested in submissions that explore differences between urban and (expanding) rural carceral spaces. Finally, we seek articles that address racial disparities, including the disproportionate incarceration of African Americans and Latinos; gender systems and the gendered division of labor within sites of incarceration; and the criminalization of LGBTQ individuals. Selections will be based on both quality and the need to represent the full range of research in the history of incarceration.
  • Hidden Gems: The editors seek submissions of short articles (250–750 words) featuring hidden gems highlighting some aspect of incarceration 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, newspapers, photographs, artifacts, and monuments. These items may or may not be found in the state, but they must illuminate some aspect of Pennsylvanians’ experiences with incarceration. See http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5215/pennmaghistbio.140.issue-3 for examples of such essays.

Submission details: Submissions should be addressed to Christina Larocco, Editor, Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 or, by email, to pmhb@hsp.org.

Guest editors: Potential contributors are strongly encouraged to consult with one of the two guest editors for this issue of the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography before submitting: Jen Manion, Associate Professor of History, Amherst College (jmanion@amherst.edu); Keith Reeves, Associate Professor of Political Science, Swarthmore College (kreeves1@swarthmore.edu).

Deadline for submissions: January 1, 2018