George Washington Encyclopedia

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Adam D. Shprintzen, Ph.D. Mount Vernon Estate, Museum and Gardens

George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum and Gardens is seeking submissions for entries on a variety of topics to be included in a new online encyclopedia. Scholars of eighteenth century America are particularly encouraged to apply, however applications are also welcomed from academics focused on any period of American History or related fields. All contributors will receive full authorial recognition on their entries. The online encyclopedia will be a high traffic website, affording writers the opportunity to have their work read by broad audiences.

The George Washington Encyclopedia will be the first and only online encyclopedia exploring the life, career, and legacy of the first President, and will help support the opening of the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington in 2013. The encyclopedia will launch initially during the Summer of 2012.

Entries cover a wide spectrum of historical fields, including: social, cultural, political, military, and culinary history, allowing researchers to utilize the encyclopedia as a comprehensive gateway. The encyclopedia emphasizes and promotes digital primary source materials, and provides informative, well-researched, and authoritative articles that adhere to the highest academic standards, including full source citations.

Please email the Editor a copy of your CV and a short writing sample (two to three pages), to A list of available entries with word counts and a style guide with deadlines will be sent after initial candidate review.