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.

Current Issue

Cover: ARCHIVE 26
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Included in this volume:

  •  “Reimagining Imperium Britannicum: Walter Crane, The Imperial Federation Map, and Late Victorian Discourse on ‘Greater Britain’” by Avan Fata
  • “Scouting’s Human Crop: The Boy Scouts’ Ideological and Physical Influence on the Landscape of Public Recreation in the 1930s” by Evan McKenzie
  • “(Web)Sites of Memory: Notions of Home in AIDS Commemoration, From the Quilt to Instagram” by Mary Mouton
  • “Radical Student Press at UW-Madison: An Analysis of the Black Voice from 1971-1973” by Isabella Cerda

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