Why Publish? 


Students earning degrees in the field of history are strongly encouraged to publish the work they do while in their academic program. The reasons for submitting work for publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Publication credits can be added to your resume or curriculum vitae for use in obtaining jobs, internships, and assistantships.
  • Publication credits are a great benefit when  applying for graduate programs.
  • You can build upon work you have already done for previous classes, digging deeper into topics and adding to the historiography.
  • Research done as an undergraduate can be the foundation of your Master's thesis once you are in a graduate program.


Shippensburg University offers students a unique opportunity to publish research through the Write the Ship annual journal.  For more information about Write the Ship please see Write the Ship 

Contact Dr. Gretchen Pierce at   for more information about publication options open to history students at Shippensburg University.

Some other sources for student publishing:

Shippensburg University Career Services  

Phi Alpha Theta Member Publications

Black History Student Research  

Keystone Journal of Undergraduate Research 

American Historical Association Student Research 

National Council on Public History

The Middle Ground Journal

Valley Humanities Review


What's New?!


Diggin' History! Series

Link to view Diggin' History! Series and Alumni Mentor Series online: Click here!

Stay tuned for next semester's Diggin' History! Series programs!

Previous talks:

A Talk by historian and conservator: A. Newbold "Newbie" Richardson

"Quilts In Context: Women's History, Craft, and Material Culture in America"

Date: Thursday, November 12 2015 Location: Rowland Hall 200 Time: 7:30

Scheduling Information

-Registration for Spring 2016 and Winter 2015 begins on October 26th

-Know your scheduling time: login to myship, Student, My Academics, under Registration Tools select Registration Status to see your scheduling time.

-Check for Holds (traffic tickets, unpaid fees or fines): myship, Student, My Academics, under Registration tools, Check Holds

-Make an appointment with your advisor:  You must have a PIN number to schedule classes.  If you don't know who your advisor is go to myship, Student, My Academics, My Student Resources, My Advisor.

Join us for the SU History Club meeting every Monday this Spring Semester

Location: Dauphin Humanities (DHC) 205

Time: 7:30pm 

For more information, contact History Club President: Tyler Newcomer Email: