AASLH is accepting submissions of short articles to be posted on our official blog, Broadside. Specifically, we are seeking articles on issues and challenges facing history organizations and their staffs. Articles should be clear, concise, and offer obvious takeaways or suggestions. There is no deadline, and submissions are welcomed at any time. You can expect a response within two or three weeks. 

Here are ideas on what to write:

  • Takeaways from history organizations doing great work
  • Lessons learned from recent or ongoing projects at your organization
  • Tips on administration and leadership
  • Career advice and guidance for professionals in the field
  • Unique takes on current trends (i.e. what’s the next Hamilton?)
  • Constructive reflections on the state of the field

Guidelines:

  • Length: 350-800 words
  • Posts should be in Chicago Style
  •  All submissions must include at least one landscape orientation photo with photo credit/caption
  •  Do not footnote; instead, provide URLs for references
  • Single space after sentences

Photos:

  • All submissions must include at least one landscape orientation photo
  • Two-three photos are ideal
  • Photos should at least 450 pixels wide
  • Photos should be free of any copyright restrictions; include attributions/ credit in the captions

Terms:

  • Articles should be original content that has not been published elsewhere
  • AASLH reserves the right to turn down any post that isn’t a good fit for the blog
  • AASLH is not required to use the photos submitted with the post if they are not a good fit; in that case, the blog editor will supply appropriate photos to go with the post
  • AASLH will adjust or replace titles as needed  for consistency and clarity and can make minor edits without author approval


Questions? Email Aja Bain at abain@aaslh.org 

History News exists to foster publication, scholarly research, and an open forum for discussion of best practices, applicable theories, and professional experiences pertinent to the field of state and local history. Article manuscripts dealing with all aspects of public history are welcome, including current trends, timely issues, and best practices for professional development and the overall improvement of the history field. The editorial committee is especially interested in articles that give a fresh perspective to traditional theories, in-depth case studies that reveal applicable and relevant concepts, and subject matter that has the ability to resonate throughout all levels of the field.

Volunteer editors review all proposals for relevance and timeliness to the field. Articles should be 2,500-3,000 words in length, and properly footnoted and cited in Chicago/Turabian style. History News employs a double-blind review process.

History News is a quarterly membership publication of the American Association for State and Local History, a nonprofit educational membership organization providing leadership, service, and support for its members who preserve and interpret state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful in American society.

Draft Due Date        Review Returned       Final Submission Date       History News issue
August 20     September 30     November 1     Winter
November 15      December 20     February 1     Spring
February 20     March 31     May 1     Summer
May 20     June 30     August 1     Autumn

To learn more about what our reviewers look for, read our Review Sheet.
History News exists to foster publication, scholarly research, and an open forum for discussion of best practices, applicable theories, and professional experiences pertinent to the field of state and local history. Article manuscripts dealing with all aspects of public history are welcome, including current trends, timely issues, and best practices for professional development and the overall improvement of the history field. The editorial committee is especially interested in articles that give a fresh perspective to traditional theories, in-depth case studies that reveal applicable and relevant concepts, and subject matter that has the ability to resonate throughout all levels of the field.

Volunteer editors review all proposals for relevance and timeliness to the field. Book reviews should be approximately 500 words in length. History News employs a double-blind review process.

History News is a quarterly membership publication of the American Association for State and Local History, a nonprofit educational membership organization providing leadership, service, and support for its members who preserve and interpret state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful in American society.

Draft Due Date        Review Returned       Final Submission Date       History News issue
August 20     September 30     November 1     Winter
November 15      December 20     February 1     Spring
February 20     March 31     May 1     Summer
May 20     June 30     August 1     Autumn

To learn more about what our reviewers look for, read our Review Sheet.
History News exists to foster publication, scholarly research, and an open forum for discussion of best practices, applicable theories, and professional experiences pertinent to the field of state and local history. Article manuscripts dealing with all aspects of public history are welcome, including current trends, timely issues, and best practices for professional development and the overall improvement of the history field. The editorial committee is especially interested in articles that give a fresh perspective to traditional theories, in-depth case studies that reveal applicable and relevant concepts, and subject matter that has the ability to resonate throughout all levels of the field.

Volunteer editors review all proposals for relevance and timeliness to the field. Technical leaflets should be 3,000-4,000 words in length, properly footnoted and cited in Chicago/Turabian style, and include a bibliography or list of resources. History News employs a double-blind review process.

History News is a quarterly membership publication of the American Association for State and Local History, a nonprofit educational membership organization providing leadership, service, and support for its members who preserve and interpret state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful in American society.

Draft Due Date        Review Returned       Final Submission Date       History News issue
August 20     September 30     November 1     Winter
November 15      December 20     February 1     Spring
February 20     March 31     May 1     Summer
May 20     June 30     August 1     Autumn

To learn more about what our reviewers look for, read our Review Sheet.
Ends on December 8, 2017
Please read guidelines and instructions for session proposals before submitting.

We want to know what you think. Answer the following question for a chance to be featured in AASLH's History News magazine.

What is the future of collaboration between public history institutions and history departments at colleges and universities?

Details:

Answers should be no more than two paragraphs long and may be edited for length by History News editors. The editors will choose answers they find interesting to include in the magazine. Contributors will not be notified whether or not their answer makes it to the magazine. 

Four times a year, History News magazine brings you the latest discussions, developments, and innovations in the field of state and local history. That mission includes reviewing books on theoretical and practical topics that our members and readers are talking about and using in their daily work. AASLH is building our pool of book reviewers for History News, and we want you to get involved.

Apply to be a book reviewer and share your expertise with the field. We will match you with a book according to your interests, and send you a complimentary copy.

Our reviewers:

  • Have expertise and experience in the book’s topic or sub-field
  • Can discuss how the book will contribute to public history and relate it to similar works
  • Commit to writing a 500-word review that summarizes and analyses the book’s thesis or topic
  • Work with our editors to meet deadlines and craft a great review

Here are some of the titles we've reviewed recently:

And visit our website for examples of great reviews in the style that we look for from the Summer 2015 History News.

Questions? Contact Aja Bain, Program and Publications Coordinator, at abain@aaslh.org or 615-320-3203.

AASLH offers four scholarships for individuals to attend one of our 2018 onsite workshops. Applications must be submitted by January 22, 2018 to be considered. Email info@aaslh.org if you have questions.

For New Professionals or Diversity Fellowship Applicants: Four scholarships are available for paid employees of history organizations to attend a 2018 AASLH onsite workshop. New professionals must have worked in the field for three years or less. Diversity fellowship applicants must represent a racial or ethnic minority group in the U.S. Recipients receive registration fee reimbursement and a one year individual membership in AASLH. Recipient is responsible for his/her own transportation, lodging, and meals. Recipients are also required to write one short essay on their workshop experience for publication on the AASLH blog, Broadside.





Ends on March 1, 2018

AASLH Leadership in History Awards 

Nominations Due: March 1, 2018

Before beginning the nomination process, you are strongly encouraged to contact your AASLH State Team leader to discuss the nomination. You can find your state team leader contact information here: http://about.aaslh.org/awards-contact/

We suggest submitting no more than one project per category per institution.


AASLH Leadership in History Awards 

Publications category

Nominations Due: March 1, 2018

Before beginning the nomination process, you are strongly encouraged to contact your AASLH State Team leader to discuss the nomination. You can find your state team leader contact information here: http://about.aaslh.org/awards-contact/