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The editors of the H-Net Book Channel invite authors to submit proposals for essays on topics related to new books. Essays should identify a specific scholarly trend or direction and be aimed at fellow scholars, graduate students compiling reading lists for comprehensive exams, survey instructors creating or updating syllabi, and non-specialists interested in the larger scholarly context for topics in the news. We welcome essays that identify recent books that connect larger contemporary trends, ideas, topics, or fields.
Book Channel essays are short-form (approx. 1200-1500 words) and include a list of titles for further reading. Essays are edited for content and professionally copyedited prior to publication on the H-Net Book Channel and distribution to over 800 subscribers (including scholars, publishers, and librarians). A modest honorarium of $150 is provided.
Recent Book Channel essays have included a teaching essay by Geraldine Heng on Race in the European Middle Ages, an essay about incorporating Food in the First Half of the American History Survey by Helen Veit, a memorial essay on the Many Legacies of Marilyn B. Young by Rebecca Karl, and a piece on the literature of Carceral State and Prison Activism by Ryan Huey. A full list of recent Book Channel essays can be found here.
The H-Net Book Channel is a site that connects new scholarship in the humanities and social sciences to broader public conversations. It does so by publishing lists of new titles by field, hosting discussions on scholarly communications, and through commissioned essays that identify new publication trends, contextualize headlines, and help instructors to incorporate new titles into survey courses.
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