Call for Papers


Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography
Special Issue: Education
Guest edited by William W. Cutler III and Jonathan Zimmerman (October 2017)

The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography is issuing a call for articles to be included in a special issue on education in Pennsylvania’s history, scheduled for an October 2017 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 research on education in Pennsylvania. Manuscripts may focus on issues having to do with pre-school and early childhood education, public schooling, private schooling, higher education, the family, and the community. Manuscripts that deal with diversity (e.g. race, ethnicity, class, and gender) are especially welcome. Selections will be made based on the quality of the submission and with an eye toward representing the full range of research in educational studies, including political history, social history, intellectual history, public history, sociology, anthropology, and urban education, among others. In addition, articles are sought that place Philadelphia or Pennsylvania within larger patterns of regional and national development.
  • Favorite Sources/Hidden Gems: The editors seek proposals for short articles (250–750 words) featuring favorite sources/hidden gems highlighting some aspect of the educational 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, newspapers, photographs, 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 the educational experience of Pennsylvanians. See 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 e-mail, to

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: William W. Cutler III, Professor of History, emeritus, Temple University (, and Jonathan Zimmerman, Professor of History, New York University (

Deadline for submissions: January 1, 2016