Call for Papers


Madison Historical Review is pleased to announce that it is now accepting article submissions for its Spring 2019 issue. MHR is a peer-reviewed academic journal, within the History Department at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, and dedicated to publishing the work of graduate students in the fields of American, Public, and World History. MA students and first- and second-year PhD students in history-centered programs, including but not limited to history, art history, archaeology, and public history, are eligible to apply. PhD students beyond their second year are eligible to submit work initiated in the first two years of graduate study.

MHR accepts a variety of scholarship-based submissions, including articles grounded in original research, historiographical essays, and reviews of books, exhibits, and websites. All articles should include a clear and obvious thesis that is supported by primary sources and carried throughout the entire paper. For the Spring 2019 issue, the MHR committee strongly encourages the submission of scholarship based on graduate work in digital history, particularly community-based projects, but the committee welcomes all eligible submissions in the stated fields. A $100 prize will be awarded by the MHR committee in recognition of the most outstanding article published in the Spring 2019 issue.

The deadline for submissions is January 1, 2019

MHR is proud of its mission of supporting fellow graduate students at peer institutions through offering a unique introductory experience in scholarly publishing and peer review. Established in 2003, MHR is committed to helping emerging historians refine their research, polish their analytical and writing skills, and enhance their professional development.

For further details, please visit our website at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/mhr/

Anthony Green
Executive Editor
Madison Historical Review
James Madison University
800 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22807