ARCHIVE is an award-winning journal of history published annually by undergraduate History majors, in partnership with the History Department and the UW-Madison chapter of Phi Alpha Theta.  Each spring semester, the editorial board enrolls in History 601: Historical Publishing Practicum, which is taught by the journal’s faculty advisor, and publishes that year’s volume at the end of the semester.

ARCHIVE accepts submissions from undergraduate students of all majors and from colleges and universities in the US or abroad.  The deadline for submissions is usually in late January or early February.  Check out ARCHIVE’s website to view past volumes and find out how you could be published.  If you would like to join the ARCHIVE editorial board, please write to or contact the History Department’s undergraduate advisor, Scott Burkhardt.

Archive Cover: Volume 22
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Current Issue

Included in this volume:

  • “The War of Art: Vivant Denon and the Construction of a Napoleonic Imperial Identity” by Matt Stiles
  • “Dime Novel Indians: Individualism and the American Imagination” by Lucas Sczygelski
  • “Defending and Denouncing Imperial Ideology: Capitalism, Justice, and Empire in Ero-Guro Literature” by Ian Rumball
  • “Kemalist Republicanism as Militarism: Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s Military Career and the Birth of the Turkish Republic” by Necdet Emre Kurultay
  • “Perhaps I Was Happiest at Tilsit: Napoleon and Alexander I, 1805-1821″ by Sebastian van Bastelaer
  • “Purchasers of Their Own ‘Kith and Kin’”: Southwest Borderlands Captive-Taking and the Limits of U.S. Authority in New Mexico, 1849-1852″ by Daniel Ahrendt
  • “Secondary Disenfranchisement or a Golden Opportunity? Aboriginal Experiences on the Victorian Goldfields, 1851-1869” by Isabella Martin
  • “Prohibition at the University of Wisconsin-Madison: A Rebellious Campus Largely Unaffected” by Griffin Wray

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