The History Journal at Sonoma State University is a collection of student work on historical topics published at the end of every school year. The editorial team, under the direction of Professor Amy Kittelstrom, meets as a class to compile, edit, and publish the journal. The group works together to cover all aspects of scholarly journal publication, including management, editing, setting up and implementing an anonymous review system, selection of manuscripts, layout, budgeting, production, sales, and distribution. The final result is an academic journal authored and edited by the students themselves, for the purpose of furthering knowledge and appreciation of history.
The theme for the 2011-2012 journal is Repression and Expression in Human History. A variety of topics can be used to explore this theme: artistic movements, ageism, the definition of social norms, political doctrines, government institutions, the establishment of stereotypes, racial prejudice, sexism, musical styles, world wars, community protests, and power struggles are just a few possibilities.
The History Journal is inviting members of the student body to submit a piece they have written of any genre or style- for example, essays, poetry, and artwork- that includes a historical component relating to the theme. Whatever the creative vehicle, the editorial team is eagerly accepting works for what is sure to be a remarkable 2012 publication.
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