Historical Narratives is Wesleyan’s undergraduate history journal, and we are looking for your best work to be edited and published in a sleek bound academic journal.

Papers written for any class, in any discipline, in any year, are appropriate as long as they are relevant to the field of history. You don't have to be a history major to submit. Submissions should be no less than 1500 words and must include a bibliography and some form of citation. Submit via attachment to If your work is selected for publication, you will be notified and will be expected to participate in an editing process.

Submissions must be original papers of 5-30 pages that, broadly defined, relate to history. We encourage papers from courses outside the history department. It does not need to be polished, and will be read anonymously by our editorial staff.  If accepted, the paper will go through an extensive editing process and will be printed later this semester.  You may email Azher Jaweed at or Sophie Martin at with questions.

If you are feeling doubtful about yourself, just remember our motto: “If a professor liked it, we will too.”

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Historical Narratives 2017-2018