The Oregon Historical Quarterly has committed to producing a special issue that will explore the state’s history of white supremacy, including resistance to white supremacist policies and practices. The issue will examine the complexity of this subject by approaching it from a variety of historical perspectives, from around the time of statehood through today. Subjects include the state’s political founders, the experiences of Indigenous peoples, labor history, organized white supremacist groups, individual and organized resistance to white supremacist policies, structures of white supremacy, and ongoing legacies. This framework has been crafted by a design team composed of scholars and writers who have both intellectual and personal experience with this history1. The team will select a smaller group of guest editors, who will work with OHQ staff to select authors, review manuscripts, and write some essays for the issue. Proposals are invited for specific articles, as outlined in the table of contents below. Note that editors will consider proposals for a co-authored articles or for a single portion of an article; we recognize that many scholars may be able to address only portions of an outlined article and will work to create co-authored pieces, or to group pieces into a whole.
The issue is tentatively scheduled for publication in Winter (December) 2019. Proposals are due June 18, 2018. Invited authors will be notified by July 18, 2018, and manuscripts are due January 7, 2019. All manuscripts will undergo our regular peer-review process, which often requires at least one revision and, potentially, a second round of review. Quarterly editorial staff will work closely with authors throughout this process. We encourage proposals from people who can address an article individually or in collaboration with one or more co-authors; potential co-authors may be identified but are not required. The Quarterly will offer all authors an honorarium, in appreciation for their work.
Proposals should be for a specific article from the table of contents, outlined below. (Note that the full table of contents is provided but that proposals will not be considered for three of the pieces.) Provide, formatted as a PDF, a statement of not more than 1,000 words outlining your research and analytical approach to the topic, including discussion of publications or presentations related to the subject, as well as a CV, resume, or a biographical statement that describes relevant experience. Please submit your article-specific proposal to the journal’s editor, Eliza Canty-Jones (email@example.com), as a single email attachment with the subject line “special issue proposal.” Proposals are due by June 18, 2018. Editors will consider proposals for a co-authored articles or for a single portion of an article; we recognize that many scholars may be able to address only portions of an outlined article and will work to create co-authored pieces, or to group pieces into a whole.
The Oregon Historical Quarterly has been published continuously since 1900 and is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal with a broad audience of academics and general readers. Subscription is a benefit of membership with the Oregon Historical Society, and we currently mail to over 4,000 readers across Oregon and beyond. OHQ is available via JSTOR and Ebsco and is an important source for researchers around the world.
1 The Design Team includes Natalia Fernandez,
Curator and Archivist of the Oregon Multicultural Archives and OSU Queer
Stanley Harrison, Portland Community College; Dr. David
Lewis, NDN History Research; Dr. Darrell
Millner, Portland State University; Scot Nakagawa, ChangeLab; Dr. Carmen Thompson,
Portland State University and Portland Community College; and Eric Ward, Western States