History Students' Association

The History Students’ Association (HSA) aims to bring together undergraduate students and professors with a common interest in history by hosting a number of social and intellectual events throughout the year. Every student who takes at least one-half course in the Department of History is a member of the student association.

The association contributes to the Department of History's intellectual community by:

  • Publishing a journal of undergraduate student work, The Future of History
  • Holding an annual conference
  • Running a mentorship program that pairs first- and second-year history students with upper-year students with similar interests
  • Sending out regular newsletters about their activities and other opportunities for students

The HSA gives undergraduate students a voice in curriculum and policy-making by representing them at meetings of the Department of History and our Undergraduate Program Committee. 

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Journal: The Future of History

The History Students’ Association annually publishes a journal of undergraduate essays entitled The Future of History, featuring high-quality papers from students written throughout the year for their courses. We also accept submissions from a variety of other disciplines.

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

To submit a paper, compliance to the following guidelines is a prerequisite:

  • All papers must be 2000 to 3000 words in length (including citations)
  • All papers must abide by the Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition
  • Submissions must feature original historical analysis
  • Submissions may either be academic papers or conference papers
  • Submissions must be in either the .docx or .pdf format
  • Submissions from the following departments are accepted: HIS, FAH, CAR, CLA, EAS, HPS, INS, LAS, NMC, SAS

Direct any questions to co-editor-in-chiefs Tristan Cullum or Shebonti Khandaker

HSA Executive, 2023-2024

President Erin Porter
Secretary Ana Grace Rans Kolakovic
Academic Director Ella Barrett
Communications Directors Irish Gaitan & Katherine Hartig
Conference Directors Anthony Popov & Cayden Swain
Financials Officer  
Journal Directors  
Mentorship Director James Lautens
Socials Director Saransh Jain
Equity Officer Piper Hays