As its name suggests, The Panorama’s mission is to build an online presence for The Journal of the Early Republic by surrounding the scholarship in the JER with supplementary materials and related discussions, and by immersing readers in the process of researching, writing, and teaching the early American republic. We solicit and present the more informal work of historians and teachers of history who are interested in the periods, subjects, and historical questions addressed by the scholarship published in the print Journal.

We are particularly interested in publishing work that reflects on the processes, problems, and opportunities of research, writing, and teaching the early American republic. We are looking for authors to contribute informal think pieces, reflections from the archives, teaching strategies and resources, and essays that thoughtfully connect the teaching and writing of early American history to the twenty-first century world we all inhabit. If you would like to contribute, please send a brief proposal and CV to Emily Arendt, editor of The Panorama, at

The Panorama follows The Journal of the Early Republic’s style guidelines as much as possible given its informal orientation and digital format.  Please refer to The JER’s “author guidelines” for more information, particularly regarding citation formatting.