Past Tense Online Call for Commentaries

We are excited to invite graduate students and early career scholars in history to submit pitches or complete pieces for publication on Past Tense Online, the new web platform for Past Tense Graduate Review of History.

Past Tense Online is seeking commentaries that examine the history of residential schools in Canada, the legacies of settler-colonialism, and the continued presence of colonization in Indigenous communities across Turtle Island. Commentaries are essays of 1000-1500 words that intervene in current scholarly debates, place current events in historical perspective, or share unexpected archival finds. Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please submit your work to

We also invite Indigenous, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit scholars to share their work on a range of other topics.

We are excited about the future of Past Tense Online and look forward to reading and sharing your work with historians across the world. We also welcome proposals for collaboration. Please write to us at

Nastasha Sartore & Siddharth Sridhar, Co-Editors