Calling all scholars working on U.S. history from 1865 through the 1920s! Have some fascinating research or an unknown story from the archives to share? An experience in the classroom or a new exhibit that you’ve worked on? We’re looking for blog posts from you! 

We regularly share themed calls for submissions, but we are always open to individual pitches. We would love to feature posts from independent scholars, public historians, graduate students, teachers, and professors on a wide range of topics. We are especially looking for posts on borderlands, race and ethnic studies, migration, gender, sexuality, and intersectional histories, but all topics and approaches are welcome. Undergraduates are welcome to submit posts for publication consideration, and instructors may submit collective posts. Although not a requirement, we encourage pieces to make a connection to contemporary issues. In addition to traditional essays, we also encourage the submission of graphic essays, videos, or other non-traditional forms.

The blog is open to any researcher, regardless of affiliation. You do not need to be a member of SHGAPE to publish, but you are welcome to join us!

Email a pitch or direct any inquiries to lcrossle at gmu dot edu.

Pitches should include a short bio and a few sentences describing your topic, approach, and, if applicable, connection to contemporary issues.

View our style guide for more information on post format and our editing process.