H-Slavery is interested in recruiting additional Review Editors, who will commission and edit reviews of books and other scholarly materials through a formal system managed by our parent non-profit, H-Net. We are particularly interested in recruiting scholars whose expertise includes regions and time periods outside of the 19th-century U.S. South. This could include, among other subjects, antiquity or the middle ages, any region of the world, the legacies of slavery in the Americas, or modern human trafficking. Ph.D. required.
There are many reasons to consider working with H-Slavery in this capacity. We have an editorial team composed of academic volunteers who support each other’s efforts and work with flexible scheduling. H-Net handles mailings and copy-editing, provides training on editorial best practices, and maintains an internal system for advice and technical support. H-Net is widely recognized as a leading forum for timely scholarly reviews, and has published over 40,000 over the last 25 years. All H-Slavery reviews circulate directly to our nearly 3,000 subscribers, are announced through H-Net This Week, and are freely accessible on the internet. Review Editors have discretion, within the bounds of editorial policies, over which books they commission reviews of and who to contact as a reviewer.
To apply to serve as a Review Editor, please email a single PDF containing the following to email@example.com by Friday, July 26th. 1) Your C.V., including current contact information. 2) A description of between 250 and 400 words explaining your areas of expertise and offering a brief appraisal of your competing time commitments over the next two years. 3) A list of at least three representative titles indicating the kinds of books or other scholarly materials that you would anticipate commissioning reviews of.
***We’re also still interested in recruiting a new publications editor, as described here, and will consider any applications on a rolling basis.
Assistant Professor of History, UNM