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EIU Department of History

The faculty of the Department of History are involved as editors in a wide variety of publications. These publications include print and online journals that cover both American and world history.

Journal on the Illinois State Hitorical SocietyJournal of the Illinois State Historical Society

Editor: Mark Hubbard

Editorial Graduate Assistant: Alex Hays


For over 100 years the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society has served as the journal of record for the history of Illinois and its place in the nation. We welcome articles on all aspects of Illinois' rich and varied past, as well as on the Midwest broadly. The Journal is a quarterly, peer-reviewed publication of the Illinois State Historical Society and the University of Illinois Press. Articles and book reviews appearing in the Journal are abstracted and indexed in all the major online academic databases.


Studies on AsiaStudies on Asia

Editor: Jinhee J. Lee

Editorial Assistant: Sean Van Buskirk


Studies on Asia is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal sponsored by the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA), a regional conference under the Association for Asian Studies which is the world largest non-profit scholarly organization in the field with approximately 8,000 members worldwide. The journal with over half a century-long history is published online twice per year (Fall and Spring) by Eastern Illinois University. Back issues remain online for three years, after which they are archived electronically. Studies on Asia welcomes manuscripts on any and all aspects of Asia across time and place, including current and historical issues, pedagogy, and translations on and from Asia.



Editor-in-Chief: David Kammerling Smith

Editorial Graduate Assistant: John Bays


H-France is the largest organization in the Anglophone world for the scholarly study of French history and culture.  With 3,700 members from some 40 nations, H-France focuses on the development of digital humanities for scholars in French history, literature, art history, film studies, and musicology.  David Kammerling Smith, Eastern Illinois University, has served as the Editor-in-Chief of H-France since 2001. H-France publishes six journals as well as provides other services.

      H-France Review


H-France Review is the premier Anglophone book reviewing publication for scholarly works in French history, literature, art history, film studies, and musicology.  Around 200 reviews are published each year, with most reviews between 4-6 pages and a few considerably longer. 

      H-France Forum


H-France Forum selects six significant books each year and organizers forum reviews in which four scholars review the selected book and the book's author offers a response to the reviews.  The forum setting allows for a thorough discussion of a book's methodological and theoretical dimensions as well as the content of its argument.

      H-France Salon


H-France Salon is an open ended publication which encourages the use of new media technologies.  Individuals issues of H-France Salon include recorded webinars in which 2-3 scholars run live, online graduate seminars around a specified theme; recorded conference panels at the Society for French Historical Studies and at the Western Society for French History; collaborations with French Historical Studies and Contemporary French Civilization in which issues and forums launched in the print journal are then allowed a continuing discussion through response essays and recorded interviews; and special issues developed around individuals themes that consider both scholarly and professional issues.

      H-France Research Notes

H-France's newest publication set to launch in 2016, H-France Research Notes will focus on reviews and information on new research tools and institutions, including those online.

      Fiction and Film for French Historians: A Cultural Bulletin


Fiction and Film for French Historians offers reviews and discussions of classic and new films and books set within the French past.  Particular focus is given to the value of these films and books for purposes of teaching.

      French History and Civilization: Papers from the Georges Rudé Seminar


Published on behalf of the George Rudé Society, French History and Civilization publishes selected, peer-reviewed papers originally presented at the biennial George Rudé Seminar which occurs in Australia or New Zealand.  French History and Civilization is particularly noted for the high percentage of papers by senior scholars.



Advisor: Michael Shirley


Historia is a joint publication of Eastern Illinois University's History Department and the Epsilon Mu Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta. Edited entirely by EIU students, Historia is designed to offer undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to publish their work. Students who wish to work as Historia editors must enroll in HIS 4900 (Historical Publishing), which is offered each spring. Students who wish to submit articles or reviews for consideration are welcome to do so at any time. Historia earned third place in Phi Alpha Theta's Gerald D. Nash History Journal Prize competition in Division I in 2011.





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