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The Historiographer

The Historiographer publishes articles dealing with the history of congregations, dioceses, ministries, liturgy, spirituality, art and architecture, and of significant persons of the Episcopal Church; as well as the composition and preservation of congregational and diocesan historical records. Articles addressing the historical impact of social, cultural and religious issues on the Episcopal Church are also accepted.

  • Members of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church, National Episcopal Historians and Archivists, and the Episcopal Women's History Project are strongly encouraged to submit for publication.
  • Non-member submissions for publication are welcome.
  • Material should be submitted at least two months in advance of publication (March, June, September, December).


Guidelines

  • Length depends on article type of article.
    • News briefs or announcements no more than 300 words
    • General news articles, reviews and features, between 300-1000 words
    • Major articles and features between 1,000-2,500 words
  • Article text will be edited to conform to the Associated Press Stylebook.
  • Sources should be cited within the article as much as practicable, and a list of sources provided with the article if warranted. The Historiographer does not publish footnotes so any information vital to the narrative should be included in the article or incorporated in the list of sources.
  • Citations should conform to the Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Images accompanying articles should be in .jpg format and between 500KB and 5MB in size depending on the image type and application. Submit images as an email attachment, NOT embedded in another document. Color images may be submitted, but may be converted to gray scale for publication. ​
  • Credit for the owner or creator of the image should be provided, and permissions and licenses obtained for all images not the property of the author or not in the public domain.

Submission

  • There is no guarantee that articles submitted will be published.
  • Articles submitted for publication are subject to editing for space and style requirements.
  • In submitting material for publication, the author and contributor grants to The Historiographer one time rights to publish and distribute the material in the magazine and in digital format on the websites and social media of the publishers.
  • All items, except Book Reviews, should be submitted to the editor at thehistoriographer@gmail.com. If submission requires mailing, contact the editor for mailing directions.
  • Submit as a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx), or rich text format (.rtf)

Book Review

  • Book Reviews are welcome and submitted to Book Review Editor, the Rev. Philip Ayers, players@hevanet.com.
  • Complete bibliographic reference is required.
  • Reviews should provide a concise summary of the content (with relevant description of the topic as well as its overall perspective, argument, or purpose), offer a critical assessment of the content (what strikes you as noteworthy, whether or not it was effective or persuasive, and how it enhanced your understanding of the issues at hand) and suggest whether or not the audience would appreciate it.

Back Issue Library

 YEAR  Winter Spring   Summer Fall 
 2021  Historiographer 2021
(1) Winter.pdf

Christian missionaries in Hawaii

Historiographer 2021
(2) Spring.pdf

Pennsylvania's moral failure

Historiographer 2021
(3) Summer.pdf

Confederate colonel and priest promotes racial reconciliation 

 Historiographer 2021
(4) Fall.pdf

Deadlock over integration
2020 

Historiographer 2020
(1) Winter.pdf

Berkeley erupts in May 1969

Historiographer 2020
(2) Spring.pdf

Espresso priest brews backlash by starting coffee house ministry

 Historiographer 2020
(3) Summer.pdf

San Francisco 1906 quake shakes foundations but not the faith
 Historiographer 2020
(4) Fall.pdf

Social Gospel takes root in Harlem
 2019 Historiographer 2019
(1) Winter.pdf

        Reviving liturgical artist Allan Rohan Crite
Historiographer 2019
(2) Spring.pdf

        Loyalist rector succumbs to Revolution
Historiographer 2019
(3) Summer.pdf

        Canal project stopped by theology of ecology
Historiographer 2019
(4) Fall.pdf

        Mississippi's provocative second bishop
2018  Historiographer 2018
(1) Winter.pdf

        Dr. Porter's long reach in the city of secession
 Historiographer 2018
(2) Spring.pdf

Love perseveres amid fear and prejudice 
Historiographer 2018
(3) Summer.pdf

The heroine's journey: Tracing the path to sainthood for four Episcopal Women 
Historiographer 2018
(4) Fall.pdf

Celebrating George Clarke Houghton 

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