October 17, 2017
The New England Quarterly is searching for a Book Review Editor.

The Book Review Editor will work with the editors and be responsible for securing books for review and commissioning reviewers. The Book Review Editor will supply them with books, edit their reviews, and ready the book review feature for publication before forwarding it to the Quarterly’s office for copyediting and layout before final approval by the Book Review Editor. We anticipate reviews of between 10 and 15 books in each of the four issues published per year. The editors encourage review essays that include several books.

A wonderful opportunity for the right candidate, this position requires a commitment of at least two years. This position is unpaid, but the candidate is encouraged to seek support in the form of released time. The Book Review Editor will share in setting editorial policy for the journal as well as be responsible for securing relevant review copies, developing the existing pool of reviewers, and guiding an excellent book review section.

Minimum Qualifications: advanced graduate study beyond the MA in American history, literature, or American Studies, with preference for demonstrated expertise in New England and/or regional studies. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Massachusetts Boston and the New England Quarterly value diversity and inclusion. Women, individuals of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should forward a letter of interest, a CV, and the names and contact information of three references to:

Jonathan M. Chu
Editor, The New England Quarterly


Jonathan M. Chu
Editor, The New England Quarterly
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125

September 10, 2017:  Our September 2017 issue is now available.

The New England Quarterly is pleased to present the winning essay of the 2016 Walter Muir Whitehill Prize for Early American History, ‘The Bishop Controversy, the Imperial Crisis, and Religious Radicalism in New England, 1763-74′ by Peter W. Walker. Like all good scholarship, Walker expertly builds upon the growing body of scholarship on the Revolution that reflects a more complicated, differentiated empire. Described by the Whitehill Prize Committee as a ‘sober-sided, coherent argument sustained by strong research in archival sources; well-written to boot,’ Walker’s essay on the New England Anglican bishop controversy stands Carl Bridenbaugh’s interpretation, in the words of one of the prize judges, ‘on its head and makes it comprehensible and significant.'” Click here to see the full table of contents.

June 8, 2017:  Our June 2017 issue is now available.

Editor Jonathan Chu opens the issue with this allusion to the past: “WHEN Samuel Eliot Morison announced the inaugural issue of The New England Quarterly, he envisioned a place where wide ranging inquiries into New England’s history and literature were justifiable subjects ‘for the generous minded investigator.’ I think Morison would have approved of our selection of these essays for this, the last issue of our second year with the Quarterly.” Click here to see the full table of contents.

June 1, 2017:  The Colonial Society of Massachusetts announces the 2017 Walter Muir Whitehill Prize winner, Peter W. Walker.

The award-winning essay, “The Bishop Controversy, the Imperial Crisis, and Religious Radicalism in New England, 1763-74” will be published in the September 2017 issue of the Quarterly.

The NEQ is accepting submissions for the 2017 Whitehill Prize in Early American History. Click here for more information including judging criteria, submission specifications, and past winners.