Nov 4, 2011

A message from Tufts University:

Dear Student,

The Office of the President, the Department of History, and the History Society of Tufts University are delighted to announce a call for submissions to the Tufts Historical Review, an academic journal of global history that seeks undergraduate and graduate papers of the highest caliber.

The Tufts Historical Review is one of the few undergraduate-led journals of its kind in the United States. A highly selective publication intended to recognize outstanding student work in history and the humanities; the Tufts Historical Review is distributed to the libraries of leading research institutions, including the College of William and Mary, and Harvard, Tufts, Cornell, and Georgetown universities. Alongside an active student board of undergraduates and graduates, the Tufts Historical Review enjoys an advisory board including such renowned historians as Felipe Fernández-Armesto.

 This year’s theme is THEIVES AND TYRANTS.  History has been marked byindividuals and groups that have exhibited extraordinary charisma, aberrantbehavior, and a knack for bending or breaking laws and customs. Whether these actors are dictators, imperialists, pirates, rebels, vigilantes, or demagogues, all have had a hand in transforming or transgressing traditional power structures and social, political, and economic norms.  Tufts Historical Review seeks outstanding articles that explore the historical development, application or understanding of tyranny and deviance that have shaped civilizations, cultures, and polities.

 The Tufts Historical Review is committed to publishing the finest in undergraduate and graduate research in history and the humanities. As such, we require that all submissions subscribe to the highest standards of academic quality. Failure to ascribe to the following requirements may result in the rejection of a submission to the Tufts Historical Review.

 •    All submissions must be cited in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition.

•    All submissions that have previously appeared in another publication will not be considered eligible.

•    Submissions from both undergraduate (B.A.) and graduate (M.A., PhD.) students are welcomed.

•    Submissions should range between 2,500 and 8,000 words. Longer submissions are acceptable, but may be subject to editing by the Editorial Board of the Tufts Historical Review for purposes of brevity if selected.

•    Applicant’s name and information (including academic affiliation and contact information) should only appear on a cover page.

All submissions must be emailed to by February 12, 2012 for review by the editorial board of the Tufts Historical Review. We look forward to reading your submission!

Most sincerely,

Vittoria Elliott
Co-Chief Editor

Laura Taronas
Co-Chief Editor 

Nicholas F. Russell
Senior Graduate Editor 

Benjamin J. Sacks
Chief Editor Emeritus

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