History Department and Honor Society Produces Annual Student-Edited Research Journal

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2019-2020 Editors Sarah Eiland ’20 and Joe Angelillo ’20

The Rhodes Historical Review is published annually by the Rhodes chapter of Phi Alpha Theta history honor society and the Department of History. The student-edited journal showcases outstanding undergraduate history research taking place at the college.

Editors Sarah Eiland ’20 and Joe Angelillo ’20 selected the essays for this year’s issue—Volume 22—featuring Grace Files ’21, Nicholas Langford ’20, Matthew Broussard ’20, and Gary Whittaker ’20.

“The subjects of the essays – ranging from gender studies to the freedom of expression – reverberate in today’s world, and it has been an honor to work with outstanding authors,” says Angelillo.

“The papers published in this year’s edition each contribute significantly to their respective subject matter and truly are a display of the great work being done in the history department,” adds Eiland. “This year's edition comes at a time of unprecedented historical significance, highlighting the importance and societal impact of studying history.”

Faculty advisors for the Rhodes Historical Review are Profs. Jeffrey Jackson, Jonathan Judaken, Robert Saxe, Tait Keller, and Ariel Eisenberg.

“I’m always impressed by the essays in the Rhodes Historical Review, and this year is no different,” says Jackson. “Most of the contributions begin as papers in history seminars. Once accepted for publication, student authors invest a great deal of time working with student editors and faculty mentors to revise and refine their work. Students who publish in the journal are committed to producing cutting-edge research in history. Joe Angelillo and Sarah Eiland have done a wonderful job as editors and have worked tirelessly to produce a high-quality publication in the tradition of the Rhodes Historical Review.”