CFP: Historifans- Pop Culture and History Articles

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Call for Papers
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Film and Film History, Popular Culture Studies, World History / Studies

Historifans is looking for contributors who want to geek out and write articles about the connections between contemporary pop culture and their scholarly interestsHistorifans is a popular culture history site that seeks to create conversations that link current historical research with contemporary fandoms. We are currently in the process of building a pipeline of articles in preparation for our launch in early 2022. We highly encourage graduate students, early career academics, alt-ac professionals, non-traditional scholars, and people from historically marginalized and excluded groups to submit articles 


Examples of current articles in progress: 

  • Pedagogy: Building the Star Wars galaxy through hypothetical archives 
  • Locating Star Wars droids in Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth 
    • Why Shango is a better god of thunder than Thor and would be a great addition to the Avengers after Thor retires 
  • Orientalism in the Potter-verse: A Case Study of Prof. Quirrell 


Articles should be no more than 1000 words long and must be accessible/readable for non-academic audiencesWe are interested in articles that connect pedagogy, theory, sociology, history, anthropology, and/or other areas of inquiry to major fandoms including (but not limited to) Star Wars, Marvel, DC, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Star Trek, Lego, and Doctor WhoWe also welcome digital humanities articles/projects.  Every article that we receive will go through a full review process.  


Are you interested in pitching an idea? Please fill out this form: 


Please email if you have any questions.

Contact Info: 

Danielle Sanchez