In addition to the traditional peer reviewed academic articles, the Southern Historian is also accepting a variety of manuscripts as described below. We call them “Think Pieces.“
Micro-Source History Piece:
This piece will examine a single source (a small collection of sources), and provide a close reading asking new questions or offering a nuanced perspective of the source(s).
This kind of paper should examine a photograph or series of photographs. You may want to examine the contemporary impact and/or the long-term transformation of the meaning of and debates surrounding a specific photograph(s).
Conference Panel Papers:
Graduate conferences are welcome to submit panel papers for publication. All papers in the submission should come from a single panel or panels with interlocking topics.
This kind of history can help us to better understand how we think about the broader historiographical narrative, by examining how local history fits or does not fit into the broader (for example national) narratives. Local history think pieces can also highlight historical figures (groups, etc.) that may be lessor known, but who have had a significant impact on their own local communities and therefore contribute to our broader understanding of larger picture/narratives.
In this type of essay, graduate students are welcome to present an overview of a specific historiography and the most recent questions historians are asking with the objective of highlighting new areas where research is needed. This is a great opportunity for graduate students work out new topics for research and potential dissertation topics.