Call for papers/expressions of interest in New Zealand Journal of Public History’s next issues

The New Zealand Journal of Public History is soliciting contributions and gauging interest respectively, for two future themed issues: NZJPH5: Storytelling and Public History, and NZJPH6 Feminism and Public History.

NZJPH5 is dedicated to the art of historical storytelling in all its forms, from narrative as a method of communication for public historians, to the collection of stories for preservation and display. Submissions focusing on oral history, digital storytelling, and other innovative approaches to historical narrative in museums and archives are particularly welcome. The deadline for submissions is 1st July 2017.

Reflecting the recent surge in interest in feminist history and art history, the New Zealand Journal of Public History hopes to dedicate its following issue to the theme of Feminism and Public History. Expressions of interest are now sought from those working in museums and heritage sectors, from educators and researchers, to whom feminism matters. We would welcome contributions that consider feminist approaches to public history, that document feminist curation of exhibitions, critique the heritage sector and its work practices from the perspectives of women or gender, among other aspects of Feminism and Public History. As this issue will only proceed if sufficient interest is expressed, please email NZJPH editor Nadia Gush at nadia@waikato.ac.nz if you would be interested in contributing.

Information about the NZJPH – including the ways in which you can contribute to either of these future issues – can be found at http://www.waikato.ac.nz/fass/nzjph/.