Call for Proposals
THOMAS JEFFERSON AND WOMEN
Volume 2, No. 1 The Journal of Thomas Jefferson’s Life and Times
The Journal of Thomas Jefferson’s Life and Times announces a call for proposals for a special issue to be published in 2018 that focuses on Thomas Jefferson and women. We seek original historical research contributions from a variety of perspectives. Particular, unique stories that are intriguing are also welcome.
About the Journal
The Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society is proud to introduce its new peer-reviewed journal: The Journal of Thomas Jefferson’s Life and Times. A theme-based journal—each issue is being devoted to one particular theme—it will be published biannually (April and November). It publishes articles by scholars from a wide range of disciplines—e.g., history, philosophy, education, religious studies, social sciences, and political science—in an effort to gain a greater understanding of Thomas Jefferson and the time in which he lived.
Each issue will include a feature essay (by invitation only) on a particular theme (3,750–6,250 words or 15–25 pages), followed by critical responses to that feature essay (by invitation only, and each, 500–750 words or 2–3 pages, and a number of other essays (anyone encouraged to submit) related to the theme (2,500–5,000 words or 10–20 pages). We also encourage submission of book reviews (250–1,000 words or 1–4 pages) on any book (recent books especially) related to Jefferson and his time. Other features will include letters to the editor and a calendar of events. Guidelines for submissions will be published in each issue and can also be found on the journal’s submission webpage:
The Journal of Thomas Jefferson’s Life and Times is not interested in articles by authors with a political slant—e.g., revisionists intent on putting Jefferson in his place, apologists intent on sanctifying Jefferson, or presentists intent on using contemporary political or moral standards to evaluate Jefferson—but instead focuses on evidence-based scholarship, where all available relevant evidence is used to defend a thesis. We require not merely original scholarship, but critical scholarship, and thus we require authors to have sufficient critical engagement with the secondary literature.
Topics for the first issue of volume 2 will accept submissions for consideration that focus broadly on Thomas Jefferson and women. We announce a broad theme in order to attract a variety of perspectives that may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Female education
- Jefferson’s family members
- Jefferson’s slaves
- Jefferson’s educational and social theories
- Jefferson’s knowledge of or collaboration with women
- Jefferson’s view of the role of women during and after the American Revolution
Authors should send proposals to: https://suffrageandthemedia.submittable.com/submit
Formatting instructions for proposals and page length requirements are provided on this submission page.
Proposals are due December 15, 2017
Editorial Advisory Board
The journal is the official publication of the Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society as an imprint of Commonwealth Books of Virginia. Established in 2000, the Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society seeks to support research in matters pertaining to the private and public life of Thomas Jefferson, and to foster truth in all matters that touch upon the legacy of Thomas Jefferson.
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