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Call for Editors of Arris, the Journal of SESAH

SESAH (Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians) seeks an Editor or Co-editors, and a Book Review Editor for three issues (2023-25) of its peer-reviewed journal, Arris. Scholars and researchers are invited to respond to this call by January 15, 2022. Editorial positions are unpaid and would begin with work on volume 34 (2023) during the summer of 2022 and end with the completion of volume 36 (2025). One of these issues may be based on a theme, chosen by the Editors and approved by the Arris Editorial Committee, that addresses particular theories, methodologies, or perspectives in the history and/or preservation of the built environment.

Founded in 1989, Arris publishes original scholarship on all aspects of the history and preservation of architecture, urbanism, and landscape. It has a particular interest in new perspectives on the American South; at the same time articles are not limited geographically or temporally. The journal consists of research articles, field notes, and book reviews. Since 2019, Arris has been published in partnership with the University of North Carolina Press (UNC Press).

Issues of Arris are typically produced by a single Editor or two Co-editors who are responsible for soliciting, reviewing, and editing manuscripts, and a Book Review Editor who selects books for review and reviewers. The Editors work in collaboration to establish the content for each issue, which goes to UNC Press for production and publication. Other matters that arise in creating the journal—e.g. administrative and financial—are addressed by the Arris Editorial Committee (which includes the Editors). Communication among the Editors, UNC Press, and the Committee occurs regularly in order to facilitate the process of creating the journal. The Editor (or, in the case of Co-editors, one of the Co-editors) sits on SESAH’s Board of Directors as an ex officio voting member.

Editors must maintain SESAH membership. They may reside outside its twelve-state territory. They may be academic or independent scholars, researchers, preservationists, or curators, and may be early in their professional careers as long as they have publication experience. Editors may not simultaneously hold an editorship position for another journal.

Applicants should send a CV, a Letter of Interest, and names of two references to David Gobel (dgobel@scad.edu), chair of the Arris Editorial Committee, by January 15, 2022. The letter should state the position being applied for (Editor or Co-editors or Book Review Editor). It should include information on publication and/or editorial experience, a brief proposal for a themed issue (optional), and thoughts concerning future directions of Arris. Any questions may be directed to Prof. Gobel. See the website for further information on Arris and SESAH.