The History of Education Society (HES) is seeking a new editorial home for the History of Education Quarterly (HEQ). Nancy Beadie (Senior Editor), Joy Williamson-Lott (Co-Editor), and their team have done an extraordinary job and continued to move the journal to higher heights. The society can’t thank them enough for their outstanding scholarly stewardship of and tireless commitment to HEQ.


Attached is a call for proposals for the editorship of HEQ. Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent by May 1, 2019, followed by a full proposal by October 1, 2019. The History of Education Society Board expects that the new editor(s) will collaborate with the current editorial team in the spring of 2020 to ensure a smooth transition before assuming operation of the journal on July 1, 2020.


Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent to HES President Derrick Alridge ( by May 1, 2019. The letter should explain why the applicant is seeking the editorship and include a brief, general statement about the level of support the proposed host institution will provide, such as release time, general office support, graduate student assistants and so on.

Full proposals are due to Dr. Alridge by October 1, 2019. They should include the following elements:

1.     A vision statement, explaining how the applicant views the current trends in the field and how HEQ might evolve to keep pace. Such a statement might address the content and structure of the journal, including such issues as the proper balance of topics, inclusion of forums and debates, the length and types of book reviews, commentaries on how history informs current policy and practice debates, open access publishing, and so on.

2.     A statement of the applicant’s qualifications for the position, including a complete curriculum vitae. If the proposal comes from a team, all members should submit their CVs.

3.     A discussion of the applicant’s operational plan, explaining how colleagues and graduate students (at the applicant’s institution or at other institutions) will assist in the editorial process.

4.     Evidence of institutional support, including a statement of support from the relevant department chair, dean, and/or provost that describes the level of support (release time for the editors; travel funds; support for graduate assistants (tuition waivers, stipends); office and storage space, computers, and other in-kind support) should the applicant be accepted for the position.


Applications will be reviewed by the HES Board immediately after the submission deadline.