Contributing Editors create, edit, and curate digital content for the JHI Blog on a voluntary basis. Their role is crucial in creating a platform for new voices and critically engaging with debates and developments in the field.

Working closely with the primary editors, CEs actively commission within their professional networks and also contribute their own pieces as desired. They should aspire to either commission or author a piece for the JHI Blog roughly every 6 weeks. In addition, CEs have the opportunity to contribute to our monthly reading recommendations, host an episode for our podcast, organize thematic fora, and interview authors published in the journal for interview series, Broadly Speaking. All work is completed online and there are no required regular meetings.

The CE position is especially well-suited to graduate students and early career scholars and offers access to a broad scholarly network and online community. We are particularly eager to extend our coverage of fields, experiences, and methods not traditionally well-represented in intellectual history.

Become a Contributing Editor

Send us a brief email with your research and commissioning interests, your CV, and a brief writing sample of your choice (a blog post, conference paper, essay, book review, etc.) at