We welcome applications for the position of Editor-at-Large from graduate students and advanced undergraduates. We are especially interested in students working on or located in the Global South and in the early modern and pre-modern periods.
The Toynbee Prize Foundation’s Global History Blog features a mix of long-form (interviews with global historians, roundtables on new books, conference reports) and short-form material (weekly ‘What We’re Reading’ section, calls for papers, job posts, and the like), as well as a soon to debut new section featuring short close reading archival source analyses and research reflections.
Editors-at-Large gain exposure to one of the most vibrant fields in the discipline today, while participating in, covering, and staying up-to-date with new debates, conversations, and movements in global history. They have the opportunity to interview pioneers of global history and, through this work, begin directly building their own personal professional network: from younger academics who have released innovative new works to more established intellectual trailblazers. Past interviewees include Susan Pedersen and Adam Tooze (Columbia University), Cemil Aydin (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Vanessa Ogle (University of California, Berkeley), William Rankin (Yale University), Seema Alavi (University of Delhi), and Sebastian Conrad (Freie Universität Berlin), among others. Editors-at-Large either pitch their own interviews or are assigned interviews to undertake. They also have the opportunity to coordinate roundtables on new works in global history, commission conference reports, and write other long-form and short-form pieces. Most of all, we wish for Editors-at-Large to seize the opportunity to further their own careers and interests and to advance the field of global history through our platform.
To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.