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History journal seeking to foster respect for undergrad research

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:

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.