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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 GKPierce@ship.edu   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?!

Tea and History with Dr. Betty Dessants, Monday, Apr. 11, 2-2:30 pm, DHC Fishbowl

On Monday, April 11, 2016, from 2-2:30 pm in the DHC Fishbowl, the History/Philosophy Department and the Shippensburg University Women in History Network will be hosting a Russian Tea with Dr. Betty Dessants, Shippensburg University Professor of History. Dr. Dessants will be discussing how she became interested in history, her challenges, observations, and career as a professional historian. Come join us for tea and great conversation with Dr. Dessants!

A View from the History Classroom: A Talk with Mr. Chris Pavone, Monday, Apr. 11, 7:30 pm DHC 205

The History Alumni Mentoring Network & the History/Philosophy Department are proud to welcome back to campus Mr. Chris Pavone,a recent graduate of the department who is now teaching social studies at Waynesboro Area Senior High School. He will be sharing about his experiences at Ship in the history education program, and his journey from the campus to the high school classroom. The talk will be Monday, April 11 at 7:30 pm in Dauphin Humanities Center 205.

Department Spring Newsletter is Now Available!

To view the Spring Newsletter for the History Department: Click Here!

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: tn9044@ship.edu