With nearly 600 topics already online, The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia is seeking authors to help complete priority subject categories, including Businesses, Industries, and Labor; Commemorations and Holidays; Philadelphia and the World (nationality groups); and Religion. To view available assignments in these and other subject categories and express interest, link to further information on the project website. Prospective authors must have expertise in their chosen subjects demonstrated by previous publications and/or advanced training in historical research. The scope of the project includes the city of Philadelphia and the surrounding region of southeastern Pennsylvania, South Jersey, and northern Delaware.
We also invite expressions of interest from scholars or experienced editors interested in becoming associate editors for our next phase of expansion or supporting the project in other ways. These voluntary professional service roles might include any of the following:
- Reviewing subject categories, recruiting authors to fill gaps, and editing submissions.
- Preparing proposals for thematic books incorporating existing content.
- Reviewing submissions.
- Developing public events with community partners.
- Improving the project's WordPress website (programming knowledge required).
To express interest in becoming an editor or adviser, write to editor-in-chief Charlene Mires, firstname.lastname@example.org