Call for Proposals for North American Editorial Office for the Journal Gender & History

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Call for Proposals for North American Editorial Office for the Journal

Gender & History


Gender & History is now established as the major international journal for research and writing on the history of gender. Spanning epochs and continents, Gender & History examines changing conceptions of gender, and maps the dialogue between femininities, masculinities and their historical contexts. The journal publishes rigorous and readable articles both on particular episodes in gender history and on broader methodological and theoretical questions which have ramifications for the discipline as a whole.


Since its founding, the journal has operated with a unique transatlantic editorial team involving collaboration between one office in the United Kingdom and one office in North America. Each office has two to three editors drawn from different areas of specialization. The North American office has been at the University of Minnesota since July 2008 and will move to a new university in July of 2018 for a 5-year term with the possibility of renewal. The current UK office is at the University of Glasgow. The UK office manages most book reviews, but starting in 2015 a North American book review team located at Carleton College began coordinating one review essay per issue. This team of four book review editors will continue through 2018 (with the possibility of staying on longer to smooth transition).


The current North American Editors (Sarah Chambers, Tracey Deutsch and Mary Jo Maynes) are happy to answer questions via email (, telephone or skype about journal operations and resources, and they are also available to meet with interested prospective editors at the Berks in June 2017.


Authors may submit to either editorial office via the online editorial management system. The journal publishes three issues per volume. The first two issues include articles from the pipelines of both editorial offices; the third is a special issue that rotates between the two offices and usually develops out of a symposium. The new North American editorial office will be responsible for the special issue 32:3 (November 2020).


Wiley, the journal’s publisher, contributes $10,000 annually to the North American office to help defray costs, and $1000 every three years for a graduate paper prize at the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women. Funds for a reception at the Berks, a biannual subvention of £5000 for a special issue symposium, and funding for occasional translations will be transferred from the UK to the North American office. The institution hosting the North American editorial office should provide additional funds, but there is flexibility in what these may cover. For example, the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota provides the salary and benefits for a 50%-time graduate assistant throughout the year, and the Department of History provides space, access to computers and printers, and assistance in managing the financial accounts.


Formal bids and supporting data should be submitted to the current editors ( in an electronic copy. Review of proposals will begin November 1, 2017. The final decision will be made by the Editorial Collectives of the North American and UK offices.


Bids should include the names and vitae of the proposed editor(s). The extent of university support should be indicated, together with a statement of commitment from appropriate university administrators. A cover letter from the proposed editor(s) should provide any additional information deemed appropriate.






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