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Final Assignment

posted Apr 19, 2012, 1:18 AM by Professor Katz   [ updated Apr 19, 2012, 1:26 AM ]
Write an essay of no more than 12 pages (not including title page, bibliography and footnotes) discussing the development of one of the historical journals.  You must choose the journal ahead of time and clear your choice with me.

The purpose of this exercise is to allow you to explore and consider the nature of one major history journal.  Your essay should cover the following issues: chronology, location, sponsorship, editors, contents, purpose, changes over time, first & last issues.  You may, however, discuss other aspects that appear to you pertinent or relevant.  You are not expected to research the journal extensively in other publications, but if you have the time and inclination, you may do so.

Please submit your essay in hard copy, no 'classaire', just a single staple holding the pages together, placed in the corner at a 45-degree angle.  :)

Note also some technical specifications:
  • If you are writing in Hebrew, please use David Font 14
  • If you are writing in English, please use Times New Roman 12
  • Text should be double-spaced
  • Leave two spaces between sentences
  • Paragraphs need to be indented on the first line by about five spaces
  • There is no need for an extra line between paragraphs
  • Footnotes and bibliography: please refer to Notes Biblio 100418.doc  or even Trevor-Roper D.Phil. c.1966.pdf

Here is a partial list of possible journals:
  • American Historical Review
  • Annales (you'll need French for this one)
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
  • Economic History Review
  • English Historical Review
  • Historical Journal
  • History and Theory
  • International Review of Social History
  • Isis
  • Journal of Economic History
  • Journal of Interdisciplinary History
  • Journal of Modern History
  • Journal of Social History
  • Journal of the History of Sexuality
  • Journal of Women's History
  • Journal of World History
  • Past and Present
  • Social History of Medicine
  • Speculum