UBC Journal of Historical Studies

The UBC Journal of Historical Studies (JHS) is a student-run publication at the University of British Columbia, active since 2004. Formerly known as The Atlas, we strive to produce a yearly journal that showcases the highest quality of historically-relevant work by undergraduate students. We are directly supported by the Department of History, the History Students Association, and the Arts Undergraduate Society.

Our journal undergoes a peer and faculty-review process. Submissions are accepted in the fall/winter and publication occurs in the spring. If you are a UBC student interested in becoming involved with The Atlas, email our Editors-in-Chief at hist.jhs@ubc.ca.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a published forum in which to showcase the exemplary historical research of undergraduate students and to engage students with research and all of its possibilities. We seek to contribute to a thriving academic community at UBC.

Here is our current editorial board for 2018-19:

Editors-in-Chief: Peter Bruno and Marcel Shelton

JHS website

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  1. The Atlas: Vol.1 (2004)

  2. The Atlas: Vol.2 (2005)

  3. The Atlas: Vol.5 (2008)

  4. The Atlas: Vol.6 (2009)

  5. The Atlas: Vol.7 (2011)

  6. The Atlas: Vol.8 (2010-2014)

    Read Volume 8 on the Issu platform.