The Journal of the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War Era

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Call for Publications
July 15, 2017
Virginia, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, African American History / Studies, Archaeology, Military History

Shenandoah University's McCormick Civil War Institute is pleased to announce the publication of an annual journal--The Journal of the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War Era. The journal will be edited by the Civil War Institute's director, Prof. Jonathan A. Noyalas. With the journal's inaugural issue slated for release in the spring of 2018 CWI is now inviting any senior historian, junior scholar, advanced undergraduate or graduate student to submit essays for consideration so long as the submission is in some way connected to the Civil War era in the Shenandoah Valley.

The journal, which will consider and publish essays related to the Civil War era in the Shenandoah Valley (broadly defined), will consist of several sections. 

Feature Essays: Each annual issue will include approximately three essays. These essays will be 7,000-8,000 words in length (including endnotes) and can focus on any aspect of the conflict in the Shenandoah Valley, or address issues related to antebellum, postwar life, or aspects of Civil War memory in the Shenandoah Valley.

Personalities and Places: Each annual issue will include several shorter essays of 2,000-3,000 words (including endnotes) which make visible the people and places connected with the era in the Shenandoah Valley that have fallen into obscurity--people and places that offer important and revealing stories about the period.

Listening to the Artifacts: Each issue will include at least one essay of approximately 2,000 words focused on a particular artifact from a museum or private collection  that offers compelling insight into the Civil War era in the Shenandoah Valley.

Those interested in submitting a manuscript for consideration for any of the journal's sections may submit it to:
Prof. Jonathan A. Noyalas
Director, McCormick Civil War Institute, Shenandoah University

Any questions about the journal may also be directed to Prof. Noyalas.

Submissions will be reviewed by members of the journal's editorial advisory board comprised of:

Jonathan M. Berkey, Concord University
James J. Broomall, Shepherd University
Eric A. Campbell, Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park
Patrick Farris, Shenandoah University
Dennis E. Frye, Harper's Ferry National Historical Park
Keith E. Gibson, Virginia Military Institute
Allen C. Guelzo, Gettysburg College
Terence M. Heder, Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation
John J. Hennessy
Brian Matthew Jordan, Sam Houston State University
Barton A. Myers, Washington and Lee University
Kenneth W. Noe, Auburn University
Kevin R. Pawlak, Mosby Heritage Area Association
Nancy T. Sorrells, Independent Historian

The submission deadline for this inaugural issue is July 15, 2017 (although manuscripts will be accepted for future issues after that date).

Contact Info: 

Prof. Jonathan A. Noyalas, Director, McCormick Civil War Institute at Shenandoah University

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