A Paying CFA

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Call for Publications
Subject Fields: 
Digital Humanities, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Maritime History / Studies, Military History, World History / Studies

A Paying CFA: History of Applied Science and Technology


The editorial team for History of Applied Science and Technology: An Open Access Textbook is seeking a single author to complete the remaining sections of our textbook. This target audience for our textbook is first-year undergraduates.


This is a compensated role, ranging from $2,000 - $3,000, depending on the final tally of sections produced. The need is for 15 - 20,000 words total on a range of topics, with a deadline of December 1st, 2018 for first drafts. We welcome the integration of other high quality, openly licensed resources into the textbook.


About Us

We are a team of editors from the Maryland University System, the University of North Dakota, and Linfield College. We work collaboratively with the Digital Press @ UND and the Rebus Community.


Our vision is to produce a high quality, peer-reviewed, open access textbook to meet the needs of History of Science and Technology courses at centers of higher education around the world. 


About You

We are looking for an author with experience teaching first-year World History courses. We welcome queries from faculty and PhD students. We encourage interest and contributions from members of underrepresented groups within the history community.


You will have a contributor page in the digital version of the book. You may use this page to link to other work. In both the digital and print versions, your name will appear on all chapters and sections that you write.


You share a vision in line with our CC-BY license through Creative Commons, which will allow for the greatest possible dissemination and flexibility. You will retain copyright to any work produced, and will be attributed on any future uses of the work.


Next Steps

Interested authors should contact the Lead Editor Danielle Skjelver (danielle.skjelver@faculty.umuc.edu), copying Apurva Ashok (apurva@rebus.foundation), and include details of their teaching and research experience.


If you are unable to contribute, please spread the word in your networks.


Danielle Mead Skjelver

Course Chair, History Capstone Series

Adjunct Associate History Professor
University of Maryland University College