History in the Making aims to showcase the best historical research produced by undergraduate and postgraduate history students throughout Australian universities. We are a journal for the publication of student work that demonstrates substantive research and excellence in the discipline. We aim to encourage standards of academic excellence amongst history students across all years of study and areas of research.
History in the Making also aims to be a participatory journal that builds community amongst history students. By allowing students to participate in the editorial process as both contributors and editors, we hope to develop a student culture of peer review.
Why do history students need a national journal?
As recent history graduates and current postgraduate students, we believe that History in the Making fills an important gap in Australian universities. While spaces already exist for the publication of the work of Australian postgraduate history students, History in the Making is a unique participatory journal that involves students in all levels of the publication cycle. In addition, we specifically encourage the publication of undergraduate history students’ work, regardless of their level.
History in the Making also provides a space for undergraduate and postgraduate students to come together and learn from each others’ work. We aim to not only be a showcase of the top historical work undertaken by students across the country but also to play an important mentoring role within the history curricula of various Australian universities.