Invitation to Participate

We, the team behind Listology: Studying lists in all their possibilities, invite you to contribute to our blog ( We welcome guest authors who are willing to share their ideas about this puzzling yet pervasive format as it occurs in your research, readings, or quotidian life. Given the ubiquitous nature of lists, we encourage equally far-reaching contributions from as many centuries, cultures, and genres as possible. The length and format of the contribution are also open, but our average posts range from 700 to 1,200 words. We also welcome various contribution formats, especially short analytical essays, interviews, or narrative accounts of archival work. If you have images to accompany your contribution, do not hesitate to send them as well. Just ensure that you receive rights for online publication first.

Our website publishes new material three or four times a year, with each addition introducing a new type of list or list-related topic. We welcome submissions at any time. When writing, keep in mind that, like the lists it discusses, seeks to cross disciplinary divides, meaning that the posts should be aimed towards non-specialist readers.

You may also follow us on Instagram (here) and on Twitter (here), which introduces new posts as soon as they appear. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or suggestions. We look forward to adding your own little listology to our own.

Martha Rust, New York University
Eva von Contzen, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Amanda Gerber, James Madison University


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