Contribute to the Encyclopedia
Joe Stoltz, Ph.D., Digital Scholarship Librarian
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The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon is looking for contributions to the George Washington Digital Encyclopedia.
The purpose of the Encyclopedia is to act as a reference for High School AP and entry-level university students that explores the long 18th Century, especially as it relates to the interaction between the Americas, Europe, and Africa in developing the British North American colonies and the early United States.
The editors seek contributors from the fields of history, literature, anthropology, performing arts, visual arts, decorative arts, and allied subjects to write entries ranging from 500-1000 words on a wide range of topics.
The Library intends to continue developing an academically rigorous and attractive resource that provides users a general understanding of the latest scholarship in the field. With over one million online visitors a year to the Encyclopedia, entries offer the general public a more complete understanding of historical events.
Contributors will receive publication credit in the Encyclopedia. The Library provides no monetary compensation.
Interested authors should contact the managing editor to request a list of available entries or to propose a topic. Email your name, title, institutional affiliation (if applicable), and a current CV or resume to:
Joe Stoltz, Ph.D.
Digital Scholarship Librarian
The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington