1Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Subjecting History is motivated by three primary questions:

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  • How well does academic scholarship represent the past?
  • Does it align or conflict with nonacademic ways of understanding the past?
  • What are ways that academic scholarship can better represent the past without appearing to ignore interpretations that run counter to it?

3Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 In the context of our title, we use the term subject in two ways.  First, we mean to indicate that History is the principal topic being discussed in the text.  Second, we are indicating that we are trying to put History somewhat under the power of the public. The Editors will work with contributing authors to conduct outreach to public communities that have a connection to submitted scholarly work. The online platform that Subjecting History utilizes offers an open forum for scholars and the communities that they represent to engage in conversations about the scholarship that authors submit to Subjecting History. This conversation will be hosted dynamically in the margins of the text using the commenting feature.

4Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Our goal is to contribute to the building of informed, reciprocal relationships between History and alternative ways of knowing the past.  We are positing that such relationships will not only have positive impacts on research, but also will advance the teaching of History and promote nuanced ethical considerations of the role that Historians can play in society.

Editors Trevor R. Getz and Thomas G. Padilla can be reached by email at: editors@subjectinghistory.org

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7Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 Subjecting History is an open review volume. Please engage authors in this text via the commenting feature. This book will be printed by Ohio University Press. Where possible, comments entered in the digital book will also be published in the physical version of the book. The Editors wish to extend their thanks to Gillian Berchowitz and the rest of the team at Ohio University Press for supporting this project, Eddie Tejeda and Christian Wach for creating the Commentpress theme and plugin that made it possible to make an interactive book online, and scholars like Jack Dougherty, Kristen Nawrotzki, and Kathleen Fitzpatrick for forging the path toward innovative experiments in scholarly production.1 2 3 4

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