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Call for Review Editors for H-FedHist


H-FedHist seeks review editors to help advance knowledge of the history of the federal government, the changing identity of U.S. federalism, and the work of historians.

We need several editors to help us review books in specific areas of this expansive area of study. Editors will specialize in such specific areas as constitutional issues; political, congressional, judicial, and presidential history; federal agency history; legal, economic, social, and immigration history; military history, and U.S. foreign policy, among others. Other areas of review might include conferences, educational and documentary films, teaching materials, and textbooks.

Review editors, according to the H.Net bylaws, solicit reviewers; edit reviews; work with online list editors to post reviews to their lists; and work with reviewers, authors, and publishers to develop reviews and special feature pieces on materials in print or other media forms.

This is an invaluable opportunity to learn about current scholarship and debates, and help advance the field internationally. H-FedHist reviews are free and open access and enable broad discussion and exchange among scholars and students. Reviews are published on the H-FedHist network, distributed to H-Review’s 4,200+ subscribers, and remain free and accessible on the H-Net Commons. They are also listed in the Library of Congress online catalog. All book ordering and mailing is handled by H-Net, and we have two professional copyeditors on staff.

Qualifications:  Editors must have a graduate degree and background in U.S. history, political science, or related fields. Review editors will be trained to use the online reviews management system and be certified by the H-Net Council.

H-FedHist is sponsored by The Society for History in the Federal Government (

Deadline for applications:  February 1, 2017. For more information or to apply, please email the Managing Editor of H-Net Reviews, Yelena Kalinsky:


H–FedHist Listserv/Network

The Society for History in the Federal Government sponsors a network on H-Net in service to all those interested in federal government history. H–FedHist facilitates discussions leading to a broad understanding of the history of the United States Federal Government by scholars, teachers, researchers, and other interested parties. H–FedHist also supports the exchange of ideas and information between scholars on related H–Net networks. Finally, H–FedHist disseminates information about its sponsoring organization, the Society for History in the Federal Government, to both members and nonmembers. The network is open for all to join. Check out the resources list here.

Like all H–Net lists, H–FedHist is moderated to edit out material that, in the editors’ opinion, is not germane to the list, involves technical matters (such as subscription management requests), is inflammatory, or violates the evolving, yet common, standards of Internet etiquette. H–Net’s procedure for resolving disputes over list editorial practices is Article II, Section 2.20 of its bylaws, located here.   More information is located at the network’s homepage.

Lead Editor

Benjamin Guterman, Society for History in the Federal Government


Additional editors

To be assigned


Advisory Board members

Carl Ashley

Eric Boyle

Elizabeth Charles


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