Proposals for Short Essays on Woman Suffrage for NPS Series

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Call for Papers
February 9, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Public History, Women's & Gender History / Studies

In preparation for the upcoming anniversary of passage of the Nineteenth Amendment granting women the right to vote, the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers and the National Park Service is seeking proposals for brief essays on the woman suffrage movement. The primary purpose of the essays is to provide online context for a new National Park Service travel itinerary and website on women’s history and the Nineteenth Amendment. Depending on funding, the essays may also be collected into a printed NPS Handbook.

Essay topics available are:

  • Reform movements and woman suffrage
  • US woman suffrage in an international context
  • Anti-suffrage movement
  • Strategies and conflicts within the woman suffrage movement
  • African American woman and race
  • Beyond 1920—legacies of the woman suffrage movement
  • Woman suffrage movement in popular culture and memory
  • Woman suffrage in New England
  • Woman suffrage in the Mid-Atlantic
  • Woman suffrage in the South
  • Woman suffrage in the Midwest
  • Woman suffrage in the West

Essays should be 2,500–3,000 words in length and accessible to a general audience. Essays will be due June 1 and authors will agree to participate in a round-robin peer review of essays. Final essays will be due in fall 2018. Authors are responsible for identifying and securing illustrations and rights to publish. Authors will receive a stipend of $1,000.

Interested authors should submit a brief proposal (no more than 500 words) and a CV to the editor by February 9 to: Tamara Gaskell,


Contact Info: 

Tamara Gaskell
Public Historian in Residence and Co-editor, The Public Historian
Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities
Rutgers University-Camden