JOURNAL THEMES

The Journal’s themes are progressive in the sense that the discussions in earlier issues provide insights into the discussions in later issues. This in mind, we are beginning with two broad concepts, being Jefferson's many talents and interests and Jefferson's vision of his "academic village”.

   Jefferson’s lifelong pursuit of knowledge is one of his most fundamental characteristics. For our purposes, it is a foundation topic because it provides introductions for discussions on a wide number of related areas. The same for Jefferson’s vision for his academic village. It draws attention to his love of knowledge. But it also creates opportunities to discuss how he arranged his own knowledge and how he expected knowledge to benefit his community and mankind in general. These things in mind, the proposed themes of issues of The Journal of Thomas Jefferson's Life and Times are as follows:

Vol. 1, Ed. 1: A Man of Many Interests and Talents, Apr. 2017
Vol. 1. Ed. 2: Jefferson’s “Academical Village,” Nov. 2017
Vol. 2. Ed. 1: Jefferson and Women, Apr. 2018
Vol. 2, Ed. 2: Jefferson and the Fine Arts, Nov. 2018
Vol. 3, Ed. 1: Thomas Jefferson's Republicanism, Apr. 2019
Vol. 3. Ed. 2: Jefferson in France, Nov. 2019
​Vol. 4, Ed. 1: Jefferson and the American Revolution, Apr. 2020
​Vol. 4, Ed. 2: Monticello and Poplar Forest, Nov. 2020
​Vol. 5, Ed. 1: Jefferson and Science, Apr. 2021
​Vol. 5, Ed. 2: Thomas Jefferson, Farmer, Nov. 2021

The Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society Journal is published by the Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society
as an imprint of Commonwealth Books of Virginia