The Columbia Undergraduate Journal of History is a publication of the Undergraduate History Council at Columbia University. We review student submissions from history departments across the United States and internationally, and then select the most exemplary among them to be published in the Journal.


The UHC will be revitalizing the Columbia Undergraduate Journal of History in Spring 2016. Please submit papers by December 31st, 2015, adhering to the following guidelines:

Submissions should be sent as an email attachment in .doc or .docx format to Papers should be in twelve point standard font with one inch margins and are typically between 15-30 double spaced pages (although all lengths will be considered). Citations should appear as footnotes in the Chicago style. Authors should make sure that their name, institutional affiliation, and other contact information only appears in the email and should not appear anywhere in the text or file name of the article.

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Selected Papers -- Spring 2011

The editors of the Columbia Undergraduate Journal of History are pleased to announce that the following papers have been selected for inclusion in our Spring 2011 edition. Congratulations and many thanks to all nominated authors!

"An Ally in Slaying Five Giants: William Beveridge, his Historic Report, and the Age of Anglo-American Social Liberalism, 1930-1945"

Alex Barnett, Berkeley '10

"The Right's Battering Ram: Accuracy in Media, the Republican Party, and the Liberal Media, 1969-1988"

Miriam Kaplan, University of Virginia '11

"Europe and the American Future: Edward Dorr Griffin's 'Journal of Tour of Europe in the Years 1828, 1829, and 1830'"

Jared Rosenfeld, Columbia '12

"The Foul Winds of War: Fallout, the Atomic Energy Commission, and the Limited Test Ban Treaty of 1963"

David Tidmarsh, Yale '12

Spring 2011 Nominations

CUJH is currently soliciting nominations for its Spring 2011 issue. All submissions are due by February 1st, 2011. Please see below for guidelines:

Submission Guidelines:

All articles submitted to the Columbia Undergraduate Journal of History must be nominated by a professor at an accredited university or college. Teaching assistants may also nominate papers, but should receive approval from the course professor.

The nominating professor certifies that the nominated article represents outstanding undergraduate scholarship. To nominate an article, the professor must send an email to, including:

-the name and position of the nominating professor
-the the institution in which the undergraduate is enrolled
-the class for which the paper was written
-the title of the nominated article