ARCHIVE, the UW-Madison Undergraduate Journal of History, has published their 24th volume! Under the supervision of faculty advisor Professor Sarah Thal, Editor-in-Chief Madeline Brauer and Editorial Board members Julia Derzay, Haley Drost, Taylor Madl, Thomas Miller, Alex Moriarty, Evan Sadlon, Jeff Wang, and Andrew Wheat successfully completed a volume that encompasses both traditional historical writing and a special project focused on the COVID-19 pandemic.
The first half of the volume includes a paper from Alyson Long (B.A. in History, UW-Madison, Class of 2020) on the evolution of Lithuanian-American identity from the late nineteenth century through the end of WWII, a paper from Madeleine Gaynor (Junior at Princeton University) on the regency of Countess Blanche of Navarre in thirteenth-century France, and a paper from Hayden Kolowrat (B.A. in History, UW-Madison, Class of 2020) on the Philippine Scouts, a traditionally overlooked military body in the historiography of colonial armies.
The second half of the volume is a curated collection of primary source material related to the COVID-19 pandemic titled, “Personalizing the Pandemic: A Documentary History of UW-Madison Student Experiences in the Year of COVID-19.” The purpose of this project is to preserve campus documents, student newspaper articles, and oral histories about the pandemic for future readers and historians alike.
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