Submissions to the Office of the State History Webpage

The New York State Museum Office of State History webpage regularly accepts unsolicited pitches for posts featuring news, articles and notes. We accept posts from anyone actively engaged in the study of New York State history—including local government historians, digital history professionals, graduate students, faculty, independent scholars, and others.

Potential topics might include (be are not limited to) the following:

  • News and information relevant to the historical profession in New York State, including new digital and public history projects, events, and scholarship
  • Reflections and suggestions on teaching, writing, or otherwise doing local New York State history
  • Reviews of (new and old) historically-oriented movies, TV shows, and books

We do not accept sponsored posts or posts that are considered editorials or opinion pieces.

To contribute:
Please contact the Office of State History via email at statehistory@nysed.gov with a short pitch explaining your idea. From there, we will determine whether the proposed topic is a good fit for the webpage as well as the length and deadline for the piece. All contributions will be proofread and edited by Museum editors and staff, and authors may be asked for revisions. The New York State Museum Office of State History reserves the right not to publish submissions if they do not meet our editorial standards.

Reposting

The New York State Museum Office of State History webpage allows other organizations to repost its content, with the permission of both the author and of the article’s editors. If you are interested in reposting a piece that first appeared on the NY State History webpage, please send us an email at statehistory@nysed.gov

Permissions & Copyright

All contributors to the Office of the State History grant the New York State Museum Office of State History an unlimited perpetual license to publish the posted content in any media. Viewers of the webpage may link to the content and contributors grant permission for this to occur. Contributors should only provide post content, including photos, if they are the copyright holder or if they have written permission from copyright holder. Everything on this site is protected by the copyright laws of the United States and the Universal Copyright Convention and may not be reproduced without permission of the copyright holder.

The New York State Museum Office of State History is not responsible for statements, whether of fact or of opinion, made by any contributors.