How to Get Involved

Submit an Article or Blog 

U.S. History Scene aims to democratize history education and we need your help. We are looking to recruit passionate writers, a diverse group of educators, and student leaders with a record of achievement who want to make history education accessible and who are interested in enhancing the learning opportunities for underprivileged students and life long learners. We strongly encourage users to share their expertise and contribute content.

Submission and Evaluation Guidelines 

If you would like to publish an article with US History Scene LLC, please send your submission to the Editor at Editors@USHistoryScene.com. We prefer to receive article submissions by e-mail attachment in Word format.

US History Scene is currently reviewing works of original historical scholarship, biographical overviews, historiography, and informative articles that introduce the general public to familiar events or people in a new way. We are particularly interested in submissions pertaining to economic, cultural, social history, and military history.

Articles should not exceed 2,500 words in length (excluding endnotes, tables, or supplementary citations). Articles should convey issues of change over time and historical significance along with primary source analysis when appropriate. You can include links to relevant digital media to enhance your work, or you can leave that selection to the Editorial Board.

Please include your full name, mailing address, e-mail, and university or institutional affiliation with every submission.

We aim to reach a decision about each manuscript within six weeks of its submission.

If your manuscript is selected for publication, the Editorial Board may make revision suggestions to clarify or expand your argument or elements of interest in your content.

If you are interested in writing for US History Scene on a more routine basis, please send a letter of inquiry stating your general historical interests or subject matter along with a resume/ CV and writing sample.

Internships

U.S. History Scene, a multimedia history education project founded by Harvard historians, is currently seeking undergraduate and graduate applicants for its Summer 2016 Historical Writing and Research Internship Program. Interns will gain valuable writing and publishing skills through the process of writing, submitting, and editing original multimedia research articles, book reviews, and classroom lesson plans.

All interns will work one-on-one with our Editorial Board to gain experience in primary source research, editing, and publishing. Internships are unpaid, but we will assist interns in applying for stipends or university credit. Internships can be performed via telecommute from your home university.

To apply: Interested undergraduates and graduate students should submit a resume/ CV, unofficial transcript, and a writing sample to Executive Editor Jennifer Ostwinkle at Editors@USHistoryScene.com by April 1, 2016. Applicants are asked to submit a list of five original topics they would be interested in working on; these topics are not binding, but help us understand applicants’ research interests. Applicants will be notified of their application decision by April 22, 2016.

For more information, please contact Jennifer at Editors@USHistoryScene.com. Please feel free to forward our e-mail to your department list serve or interested students.

Please feel free to forward our e-mail to your department list serve or interested students.