Call for Proposals | American Historical Review Special Issue: “The Mistakes I Have Made”

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End: December 15, 2023
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Call for Proposals
AHR Special Issue: “The Mistakes I Have Made”
Historians are trained to work carefully to avoid mistakes. With the threat of losing professional credibility, historians rarely admit to their errors, while at the same time, they are trained to expose the errors of others. In this special issue, we invite historians to reflect on their missteps and how those missteps reveal insights into historical practice. We welcome stories that explore mistakes you have made, where they have taken you, and what you have made of them.
The special issue of the AHR will be in digital form only. We invite individuals or teams of scholars to propose interventions in a wide variety of textual, digital, and visual forms. They can include, but are not limited to:

AHR History Unclassified essays from 2,000–5,000 words

Image- or video-driven essays

Community-engaged research and pedagogical projects

Digital history/humanities projects

Public history projects and virtual exhibitions

Featured reviews of key readings and/or sources

Short collections of annotated primary sources

AHR History Unclassified Consulting Editors Kate Brown and Emily Callaci will edit this special issue. 
Proposals should be no more than 500 words and can be submitted here: