Call for Papers
Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography
Special Issue: The Built Environment in Pennsylvania History
The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography is issuing a call for articles to be included in a special issue on the built environment in Pennsylvania history, scheduled for publication in October 2021.
The editors seek submissions of the following two sorts.
- Scholarly Articles: The editors seek submissions of scholarly articles (25–35 pages, double spaced) featuring new research on the built environment in Pennsylvania history. We welcome articles on architecture, infrastructure, parks, (de)industrialization, statues, monuments, and other subjects. While certainly not limited to the following, potential authors may wish to consider these questions: How has Philadelphia’s image of itself as a “greene country towne” affected different groups of residents over time? What legacies have coal and other industries left on the state, and when and how have these developments caused conflicts with environmental advocates? How should controversial aspects of the state’s history be memorialized in public spaces? Selections will be based on both quality and the need to represent a full range of topics and time periods.
- Hidden Gems: The editors seek submissions of short articles (250–750 words) featuring hidden gems highlighting unknown, underused, or misunderstood sources related to the built environment in Pennsylvania history. We invite articles focusing on both written and non-written sources, including but not limited to diaries, manuscript collections, novels, government documents, oral histories, newspapers, photographs, artifacts, monuments, and cultural sites. These items may or may not be found in the state, but they must illuminate some aspect of the built environment in Pennsylvania history. See https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5215/pennmaghistbio.142.issue-3 for examples of such essays.
Submission details: Submissions should be addressed to Christina Larocco, editor, Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Guest editors: Potential contributors are strongly encouraged to consult with one of the two guest editors for this issue of the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography well before the submission deadline: Elizabeth Milroy, professor and department head, Department of Art and Art History, Drexel University (email@example.com), and Randall Mason, associate professor of historic preservation, University of Pennsylvania (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Deadline for submission of completed articles: January 1, 2020
Christina Larocco, PhD
Editor of PMHB and Scholarly Programs Manager
Historical Society of Pennsylvania