Hayes History Journal
What Is the Hayes History Journal?
Founded in 1973, the Hayes History Journal is a student-run publication of the Department of History at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. The journal is released every spring. Inclusion in the journal offers students the opportunity to showcase their work in a professional publication and demonstrate their in-depth knowledge of history. Please contact the Department of History for information regarding submissions or any editorial matters.
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Researching history allows us to gain a deeper understanding of events, people or time periods of our past. It can also allow for new perspectives to be gained or corrections to be made on how we think of things from the past.
Senior Editor for 2021 Issue: Maura Burrell
Faculty Advisor: Melissa Chakars, Ph.D.
How to Submit an Entry
Submission is not restricted to history majors or to papers written for history classes — the Journal welcomes perspectives from subjects such as international relations and political science as well as other interdisciplinary fields
Submitted papers must have received a grade of B+ in a 300-level (or higher) course. Papers should be approximately 6-25 pages in length, though strong papers that are shorter or longer will be considered.
Submissions are due on the dates listed below:
Fall Semester Deadline: Last Monday in September
Spring Semester Deadline: First Monday in February
Browse previous editions of the Hayes History Journal.
From 2019-2020, countless Saint Joseph University students have taken it upon themselves to dive deeper into history and produce well-thought-out papers concerning important events, people and trends of our past. Some of them took the extra steps to share the knowledge they gained with you— the reader. These papers range from discussing literature in the Soviet Union to private hunting clubs in the United States.
These papers have been carefully divided up into four sections. We hope that you enjoy reading these papers, learn something new and find something that challenges your thinking.
This edition covers three areas:
- Women in History: Learn about the stories of queens testing the limits of female authority and women working towards achieving equality in the 20th century. The common theme in these pieces is what they show about women throughout history — strength, resilience and a willingness to challenge the status quo.
- Modernity: Learn about modern historical issues that occurred during the Cold War era, such as the largely unknown story of the animals that served as testing subjects for the Soviet Union and the U.S. during the Space Race and the Soviet-Afghan War.
- The Supernatural in History: Read about demonic possession in early modern Europe, female spiritual authority in medieval Europe and a re-examination of the role of religion in the Thirty Years War.
Editors: Jacqueline Gibson, Ashley Green, Sarah Knapp, Andrew McCormack, John Reynolds
In this edition, undergraduate scholars from Saint Joseph's University dig deeper into the ultimate question of, "What can we learn from our history?" Entries are organized into two sections — one that focuses on the social impact on communities of everyday people and another that focuses on communism.
Editors: Katherine Anthony, James Elliott, Jennifer Rodgers, Abigail Sweetman