History News Magazine

History News is the official magazine of AASLH. It exists to foster publication, scholarly research, and an open forum for discussion of best practices, applicable theories, and professional experiences pertinent to the field of state and local history. A History News subscription is a benefit of AASLH membership. Each quarterly issue includes featured articles, regular columns, and a Technical Leaflet.

You must be a member of AASLH in order to get a History News magazine subscription.

Become a Member

AASLH members have access to three years of past issues in PDF format on our Members Only Page (sign in to access). Members can also browse and download individual article PDFs from the last six years in our resource library (sign in to the resources library with your AASLH username and password to access).

Nonmembers can purchase PDFs of the last three years of issues for $10 each from our online store.

After three years, all issues are sent to JSTOR. AASLH members can get free access to History News on JSTOR.

If you are looking for an old issue that is not online, please contact us at info@aaslh.org or 615-320-3203, and we will do our best to find what you need.

Article manuscripts dealing with all aspects of public history are welcome, including current trends, timely issues, and best practices for professional development and the overall improvement of the history field. The editorial committee is especially interested in articles that give a fresh perspective to traditional theories, in-depth case studies that reveal applicable and relevant concepts, and subject matter that has the ability to resonate throughout all levels of the field. Prior to submitting an article, consult the History News Review Form and Style Guide to determine what reviewers look for when evaluating articles for the magazine. Send questions to History News editor Bob Beatty.
Submissions of articles, Technical Leaflets, and book reviews are accepted electronically through Submittable.

Submit an Article | Submit a Technical Leaflet | Submit a Book Review

History News employs a double-blind review process. Volunteer editors review all proposals for relevance and timeliness to the field. Articles should be 2,500-3,000 words, Technical Leaflets 3,000-4,000 words, and book reviews 500 words. Submissions must be properly footnoted and cited in Chicago/Turabian style, and authors of articles and Leaflets should submit a minimum of three photos with their final manuscript.

Advertising Rates

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Full Page $770 $735 $680
Full Page, Inside Covers $1100 $1000 $930
1/2 Page $570 $545 $500
1/3 Page $495 $475 $435
1/2 Page, Outside Back Cover (horizontal) $720 $695 $650
1/4 Page, Outside Back Cover (vertical) $645 $625 $585


Deadlines and Specs

Issue Reserve Deadline Art Deadline Size Width Height
Winter 2018 November 15, 2017 December 1, 2017 Full Page 7 1/2 9 3/4
Spring 2018 February 15, 2018 March 1, 2018 1/3 Page 4  7/8 4  7/8
Summer 2018 May 15, 2018 June 1, 2018 1/2 Page 7  1/2 4  7/8
Autumn 2017 August 15, 2018 September 1, 2018 1/4 Page 3 1/2 4 7/8
Winter 2018 November 15, 2018 December 1, 2018

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Technical Leaflets

Since 1960, history professionals have been sharing their expertise with AASLH members through these clear and succinct how-to guides. Whether you are seeking information on management and administration, interpretation, research practices, or preservation techniques, or any other subject related to the practice of public history, there’s probably a Technical Leaflet that will help.

A subscription to AASLH’s Technical Leaflet series is a benefit of membership. New Leaflets are sent out quarterly inside each issue of History News magazine.

Members can download the latest 12 Technical Leaflets from the Members Only Page (sign in to get access) or browse the last six years of Technical Leaflets in our resource library (sign in with your AASLH username and password for access).

Nonmembers can purchase Technical Leaflets through our online store as PDFs ($5) and hard copies ($6).

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  • Cleaning House: A Guide to Deaccessioning and Abandoned Property
  • Staying Connected: Developing and Maintaining Emergency Contact Lists
  • Incorporating Diversity and Inclusion into Young Adult Programs
  • How to Design Programs for Millennials
  • Museum Management Tune-Up
  • Integrating Science at a History Museum
  • Improving Financial Management
  • Building Better Budgets
  • Not Just a Bunch of Facts: Crafting Dynamic Interpretive Manuals
  • Developing Comprehensive and Conscientious Interpretation of Slavery at Historic Sites and Museums

Check out a recent Technical Leaflet. How to Make a Podcast.

Technical leaflets should be 3,000-4,000 words in length, properly footnoted and cited in Chicago/Turabian style, and include a bibliography or list of resources. History News employs a double-blind review process.

Submit a Technical Leaflet

How to Make a Podcast Technical Leaflet

AASLH Book Series

Every year, AASLH co-publishes 15-25 informative and relevant books for the field with Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. AASLH members always get 20% off our titles.

How to Buy AASLH Books

AASLH books can be purchased directly from Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Members can find their 20% discount code by signing in and visiting the Members Only Page.

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