With its third volume now in publication, the Great Lakes Journal of Undergraduate History is well on its way to fulfilling its mission, says managing editor Sydney Murray. A recent graduate of the UWindsor history program, she says the publication provides a forum to showcase the research talents of students at the undergraduate level.
“Oftentimes, undergraduate work is not recognized in academic circles,” Murray says. “We aim to promote a new research culture among undergraduate history students in Ontario.”
The latest volume features work by students from Algoma University, University of Kingʼs College, McMaster University and the University of Toronto, as well as UWindsor:
- At War with the Machine: Canadian Workers’ Resistance to Taylorism in the Early 20th Century by Sean Antaya
- From Man vs. Nature to Environment vs. Budget - The Shifting Battles in the History of Pollution and Toxicity in Hamilton Harbour by Sara N. Giglia
- Caesarean Section and Religious Hierarchies in Fifteenth-Century Europe by Isobel Mouat
- Muzzles and Mixed Messages: Issues between Science and the Federal Government In Canada’s Past and Present by Katherine Richter
- Placing Rights and Liberties in Pawn until the Defeat of Hitlerism: Canadian Intelligence Gathering in the Second World War by Austin M H Williams
It is currently available online, and Murray hopes to raise funds to produce printed editions.
“We are already building a diverse international readership,” she says. “Most of the content at this point is Canada-related.”
All three volumes of the journal are available through the Scholarship at UWindsor open access repository. The site will also soon feature a call for papers for the fourth volume.