Monday, August 9, 2010

CFP - digital archives in American culture

The Lazy Scholar, a blog about digital archives in American culture, seeks
contributors to write regular (or occasional) posts. The blog seeks to
highlight freely accessible digital collections, especially from libraries
and museums, that would be of use to American studies scholars and
teachers, while still of interest to a general audience. The site, now a
year old, is edited by a grad student in American Civilization at Harvard,
with three and half years experience as a writer and editor for an online

Please visit for examples.

Like many academic enterprises, there is no monetary compensation, but the
blog has a loyal readership and offers good exposure to an academic and
non-academic audience.

Contributors are especially desired in the following areas: colonial, 18th
and 19th century history and culture; religion; fashion; poetry; geography;
art history; theater; early film; business--but others are encouraged to
apply, too. Experience blogging or in journalism a definite plus. Deadlines
are (very) flexible - but you must have a clear, lively, and concise
writing style, and a sense of humor. Curiosity is more important than

If interested, please send an email to with some
information about yourself, what area(s) you're interested in writing
about, and a short, ideally fun writing sample (either by link or
attachment). Thanks!

Stephen Vider