Special Issue on Active History
Left History is currently
seeking submissions from new and established scholars for a special theme issue on the
emerging field of Active History. Working in collaboration with the editors of ActiveHistory.ca
and drawing on the discussions that were initiated at the Active History: History for the Future
Conference held at Glendon College in September 2008, Left History is looking for original
articles, theoretical pieces, document analyses, and reviews that question and challenge
the public responsibility of the historian. The issue will include a peer-reviewed article
section, as well as a roundtable focusing on less conventional displays, examples, and
short thought pieces.
of possible topics for submissions include, but are not limited to, the impact of community history
projects, the role of historians in contemporary political debates, and the relationship between academic
historians and the broader community. We are also fascinated by other examples of Active History:
material objects, historical plaques, teaching, etc.
as well as any questions, should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are hoping to begin the evaluation of
submissions on 15 May 2010, although this can be a flexible deadline with prior consultation with the