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.

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Current Issue

Included in this volume:

  • The Making of the “Deep North”: An Examination of the Backlash to School Desegregation in Boston by Molly Harris
  • The Role of Egyptology in Nineteenth Century French National Identity by Mary Evelyn Melton
  • In Sickness and In Health?: Wisconsin’s Eugenic Marriage Law, 1913-1981 by Emma Wathen
  • “May This Oath Kill Me”: Ethnopsychiatry, Loyalty Oaths, and the Foundations of Rehabilitation during the “Mau Mau” by Jeffrey Williamson
  • Remember Jenny McCrea: Martyrdom in the American Revolution and National Memory, 1777-1812 by Sebastian van Bastelaer
  • Operation Provide Comfort: An Opportunity for Kurdish Autonomy by Noah Cicurel
  • Institutional(ized) Injustice: Human Rights Abuses against Personson with Mental Disabilities in the 20th Century US History by Avi Bukhbinder
  • Expulsion and Collapse of Christianity in Japan by Nathan Simon
  • Let Me In!: Melissa Ludtke and the Fight for Female Sports Writers in the Locker Room by Maren Harris

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