Call for Articles – Election of 2004 Website

Summary of Announcement
The SMU Center for Presidential History announces a call for articles (500-1,000 words) to be published as part of a new research website dedicated to the Election of 2004.

Full Announcement
The Center for Presidential History (CPH) at Southern Methodist University is pleased to announce that it will be producing a new scholarly website dedicated to the Election of 2004.  In keeping with the mission of the CPH, this website will provide original research material and content which can be accessed and used freely by both scholars and the general public.

As part of the CPH’s Collective Memory Project, this Election of 2004 website will be built around a primary feature: long-form filmed interviews with key participants in that election cycle.  These filmed interviews and their accompanying transcriptions will appear with supporting material, including articles on key subjects.

We invite you to participate in this project by contributing original articles of 500-1,000 words.  Contributors will be compensated for each complete article.  Those who inquire will be provided with a complete list of article topics (examples below).  We are interested in receiving applications from scholars in various stages of their careers, including graduate students.

To apply for participation, please submit your curriculum vitae to Brian Franklin, Associate Director of the Center for Presidential History, at  Priority consideration will be given to applications received by March 15, 2014.  Deadline for application is March 31, 2014.

For more information on this Election of 2004 project, as well as the broader Collective Memory Project of the CPH, click here.

Sample Selection of Article Topics
Iowa Caucuses
527 Organizations
Republican National Conventions
Kyoto Treaty
Dick Gephardt
Wesley Clark
Goodridge v Department of Public Health
Osama Bin Laden Video (10/29/04)

For a complete list of article topics, follow the application instructions above.

Two Student Work-Study Positions Open for Application

The SMU Center for Presidential History (CPH) is accepting applications for two student work-study positions. Consistent with the broad work of the CPH, these positions will include work in a variety of fields, including research, clerical work, communication, website management, and event planning.  The position pays $11/hour, and requires 10 hours of work per week. These hours are flexible.  Application period will close on February 24, 2014.

– Candidate must qualify for Federal Work-Study programmustangtrak
– Candidate must be willing to work daytime and evening events, approximately once/month.

Application Instructions
– Send a one-page resume or letter of interest to (do not exceed one page)
– In your resume/letter, include your hours of availability within general SMU office hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:00)
– Write “Student Worker Position” in the Subject line of your email.

You can also find this application information by signing in online at MustangTrak or looking at this link.