Writing for Agora

'It is an impressive collection of thoughtful articles... I enjoyed working with [the editor] and wish continued success in your important work.'
Agora author Tom Morton

'I cannot thank you enough for the work you put in to make this look so amazing. I am so grateful for this opportunity.'
Agora author Stephanie Murphy, Padua College


Writing for Agora gives you a chance to share your expertise and ideas with history teachers and contribute to the history teaching community. Agora invites submissions that relate to history teaching in any way, from classroom-ready activities to deep curriculum discussions and insights into history teaching as a discipline.

Read more about the editorial process, copyright and our style guide.

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Download author agreement
Download student permission form

General information

Agora content is aimed at practising History teachers and educators. Articles range in tone from formal and academic style to conversational. Writers are expected to demonstrate a fair-minded approach when discussing the work of others, and submissions should be both courteous and academically rigorous.

Please pitch your idea for an article to the Agora editor at agora@htav.asn.au at least 6 weeks prior to the submission deadlines below. Indicate which part of the History curriculum your article addresses, and include whether you are targeting an upcoming theme.

Themes

Each issue of Agora features a theme relating to History teaching. While Thema articles should address an issue’s specific theme, Praktikos and Sungrapho articles can address any part of the History curriculum.

2024 (volume 59)

1 Teaching the Capabilities Through History
Closing date for submissions 10 November 2022
Distribution date March 2024

2 Teaching History with AI
Closing date for submissions 5 April 2024
Distribution date July 2024

3 New Thinking on Old Histories
Closing date for submissions 2 August 2024
Distribution date November 2024

Agora structure

Agora features four sections that accommodate different styles and interests. Consider which section best suits your intended contribution.

  • Thema Perspectives on the theme
    1800­–2000 words
  • Praktikos Teaching ideas
    1200–1800 words
  • Sungraphô Research reviews
    3000­–4000 words
  • Kritikos Reviews (online)
    500 words

Read more about the editorial process, copyright and our style guide

Download contributor guidelines (pdf)

Download author agreement (pdf)

Download student permission form (doc)


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