Focus and Scope

History in the Making aims to showcase the best historical research produced by undergraduate and postgraduate history students throughout Australian universities. It is 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. Publication occurs bi-annually in March and August of each year.

History in the Making also aims to be a participatory journal that will build 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 history students need a national journal

As recent history graduates and current postgraduate students, we believe the History in the Making journal will fill 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 which involves students in all levels of the publication cycle. In additional, we will be the only journal in Australia which specifically encourages the publication of undergraduate history students’ work, regardless of their level.

History in the Making will also provide a space for undergraduate and postgraduate students to come together and learn from each others’ work. We hope that the project will not only be a space for the showcasing of the top historical work being undertaken by students across the country, but that it will also play an important mentoring role within the history curricula of various partner universities.