The Junto is a group blog made up of junior early Americanists dedicated to providing content of general interest to other early Americanists and those interested in early American history, as well as a forum for discussion of relevant historical and academic topics. The blog launched on December 10, 2012.
The Junto does not claim to cover all aspects or represent the amazingly broad diversity of the field that is early American history. No single blog could do either. If a specific topic is not being covered on the blog, it is not because we think it unworthy of coverage. Juntoists largely write about topics in their own sub-fields and time periods. If you’d like to a certain topic covered on The Junto, please contact us (below). We gladly welcome and encourage suggestions for posts or guest posts, particularly in areas or topics that are underrepresented amongst the specialties of the Juntoists.
If you are a graduate student or junior faculty member working in early American history and would like to propose a guest post, please use the contact form below.
We ask that those who participate in the discussions generated in the Comments section do so with the same decorum as they would in any other academic setting or context. Also, since the Juntoists write under their real names, we would prefer that our commenters also identify themselves by their real name. As our primary goal is to stimulate and engage in fruitful and productive discussion, ad hominem attacks and unnecessary insults and/or mean-spiritedness have no place in The Junto‘s Comments section. Therefore, we reserve the right to remove any comments that contain any of the above and/or are not intended to further the discussion. We welcome suggestions for corrections to any of our posts. We hope to create a community of early Americanists around The Junto who engage with one another in discussions of historiography, academia, and public and digital history.
Please use the form below (or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org), if you want to:
- contact the administrators or contributors
- submit feedback about the blog
- submit relevant entries and/or links for our Conferences, Calls for Papers, Fellowships, or Links pages
- submit post ideas
- propose a guest post
- inquire about getting a book reviewed
- request permission to reprint a post in its entirety