2024 Call for Book Proposals

Do you have a book idea?

“Somebody somewhere has solved the problem that bothers you. Somewhere somebody can use your ideas. Here is the meeting place for questions and answers. Send in yours.” AASLH Shop Talk, December 1949

For over four decades, the AASLH book series has served as an essential resource for public historians, museum professionals, academics, and volunteers to learn from their peers. Every history practitioner has expertise and wisdom to share about the tools and techniques they use in their work interpreting state and local history. In your work, chances are at some point you’ve wished for a book, webpage, or colleague to guide you or answer questions about an unfamiliar task or new concept. Maybe you found a book that helped. Maybe you found a book that was almost right, but not written for your small or all-volunteer site. Maybe you found no book at all. We want to publish books that directly address the needs of sites of all sizes doing different kinds of history work. And for that, we need your valuable knowledge gained from hands-on experience in the field, working with visitors and artifacts.

In 2024, we are especially interested in hearing from potential authors with expertise in the following areas:

  • Management and Leadership
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Navigating Crisis
  • Community Engagement
  • Educational Outreach

Let us know what kind of books you would use in your work, and if you have knowledge to share. Your contribution can benefit colleagues around the country and we look forward to hearing from you.

To learn more or to submit your proposal, contact Aja Bain, Senior Manager of Professional Development and Publications, at [email protected]!