JSH Manuscript Workshop 2020

The Journal of Southern History came to Rice University 60 years ago, and to celebrate the JSH and Rice are offering a Manuscript Workshop.

Immigration and Migration in the American South

We invite scholars to participate in a workshop for article-length manuscripts (8,000 to 12,000 words, exclusive of notes) that address some aspect of migration or immigration in the American South. Scholars might explore questions such as who moves to the South and why. How did the arrival of one group displace others? What were the economic, political, cultural, and social consequences of such migration or immigration? This movement of peoples could be voluntary or forced, and the journeys may have taken place within the bounds of the United States or traversed oceans and borders. We welcome submissions from any time period. We hope to foster dialogue, engage in scholarly discussion, and offer critical engagement with the texts the scholars submit. The workshop will consist of a two-day meeting at Rice University (June 18–19, 2020) to discuss participants’ pre-circulated manuscripts with each other as well as editorial staff from the Journal of Southern History. Accepted participants’ travel, food, and lodging will be provided.

Please note

  • Materials selected for the JSH Manuscript Workshop may not be under active consideration by any publisher
  • Authors are not obligated to submit their revised manuscripts for publication consideration by the Journal of Southern History

Applicants should submit the following materials to jshmanuscriptworkshop@rice.edu by March 1, 2020:

  • Project Abstract (250 words maximum)
  • CV (2 pages maximum)
  • 20–35 pages of the proposed work (accepted participants may submit a revised version four weeks prior to the workshop)

Questions? Please contact JSH Visiting Editor Fay A. Yarbrough or JSH Managing Editor Bethany L. Johnson.