Wrote a research paper last semester but don’t know what to do with it? Want to review a recent history-related movie and publish your thoughts? Submit your work to the Vanderbilt Historical Review to gain an insight into the editorial process, publish your work, and add a new accomplishment to your resume.
The Vanderbilt Historical Review is a student-run, undergraduate journal of history. The Review strives to provide a forum that is dedicated to facilitating dialogue on topics relating to history and historiography. Working closely with the history honor society, Phi Alpha Theta, we showcase the exceptional work of students through our academic journal and shorter articles on our blog. Our goal is to encourage discussions about historical trends, patterns, and ideas through our publication. Students who join the Vanderbilt Historical Review will be able to better understand the process of academic review in journals and learn more about different areas of history.
The Vanderbilt Historical Review gives undergraduate students the opportunity to have their work published in our journal. Students may submit original research papers, short interest articles, book/movie reviews, interviews, and photographs to us. We are looking for pieces that exhibit originality, clarity, and a strong relevance to history. Book/movie reviews and interviews may cover any topic that directly focuses on the past, or the past as we interpret it today. To learn more about how to submit your research paper, please visit our Submissions page.
In addition to the journal and blog posts, our organizations hosts panels with academics and professionals in the field of history, as well as field trips to local historic sites. If you are interested in joining our organization or want to learn more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lastly, we would like to thank the numerous organizations and groups who have helped us along the way. These include the Vanderbilt Department of History, Vanderbilt Student Communications, Vanderbilt – Orbis, and the Retrospect Journal at the University of Edinburgh.