J. L. BELL is a Massachusetts writer who specializes in (among other things) the start of the American Revolution in and around Boston. He is particularly interested in the experiences of children in 1765-75. He has published scholarly papers and popular articles for both children and adults. He was consultant for an episode of History Detectives, and contributed to a display at Minute Man National Historic Park.

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Friday, July 02, 2010

Call for Papers on Boston’s North End

The recently formed North End Historical Society has issued a call for papers for the inaugural issue of its journal. The call says:

The Journal is multi-disciplinary and accepts submissions on a wide range of topics including history, geography, sociology, statistics, biography, and architecture, as well as state-of-the-field essays, book reviews, reviews of films, museum exhibitions, and Web sites.

All works must be of relevance to the North End of Boston. The inaugural issue seeks to encompass the widest possible range of North End history, from the early Puritan settlement into the present.

We encourage submission on, but do not limit to, topics such as:
• Puritan North End
• Colonial History
• Irish Immigration and Settlement
• The North End’s Jewish Community
• Portuguese in the North End
• Sacco and Vanzetti
• Gentrification and Urban Renewal
• Politics and Policy
• Architecture
• Religious History, Festivals, Churches
• Italian and Italian American History
Click here to download submission and writing guidelines. The deadline is 1 Nov 2010. The journal’s editor is Dr. James Pasto of the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Its own scholarly journal! Will folks say the neighborhood is really gentrifying now?

(Aerial photo of the North End by Juliette Melton, via Flickr through a Creative Commons license.)

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