Launch of History in the Making Vol. 2, No. 2


History in the Making Vol.2, No.2 was launched today. Our latest issue features eight outstanding essays from undergraduate and postgraduate history students from across the country, covering a diversity of topics, including women soldiers in the American Civil War, the Australian counter-culture in North Queensland and the role that Vegetarianism played in Victorian debates over animal welfare.

Get Involved!

History students at all levels can get involved with the production of our journal and our blog:

  • Join the editorial collective: We are always on the look-out for keen history students to get involved with running the journal. If you are interested in helping us produce an issue or in getting involved behind the scenes in any other way, please contact us at
  • Become a reviewer: If you are an honours or postgraduate student, you can apply to become a reviewer. To find out more please go to or email

New blog for history students by history students!

Coinciding with the launch of our fourth issue, we are pleased to announce the launch of a new history students’ blog. Please visit our website to find out more:

Write for our blog: We are inviting any history student to submit entries to our new blog. Blog posts must be between 200 and 500 words longs and deal with any aspect of history or historical research. Ideas include: book reviews, conference summaries, research tips, stories from the archives or historical anecdotes that you came across in your reading. To make a submission or find out more email:

Call for Papers
Did you write a great essay and would you like to see it published in a journal?  

Do you want to gain experience of the peer review process?

The journal is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students currently enrolled at an Australian university.  We are currently inviting all students to submit articles for publication – you can submit at any time, but if you submit by 10 October 2013 you will be considered for the next issue.


History in the Making is a participatory project which aims to showcase the best historical research being undertaken by history students across Australia. Students at all levels can get involved in this new project by submitting their own work or volunteering to review and edit other students’ work.

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