About the Journal
Herodotus is a student-run publication founded in 1986 by the History Undergraduate Student Association in collaboration with the Stanford University Department of History. It bears the name of Herodotus of Halicarnassus, the 5th century BCE historian of the Greco-Persian Wars. His Histories, which preserve the memory of the battles of Marathon and Thermopylae, were written so that "human achievements may not become forgotten in time, and great and marvelous deeds...may not be without their glory." Likewise, this journal is dedicated to preserving and showcasing the best undergraduate historical work, selected through a process of peer review.
Published annually, Herodotus welcomes submissions of undergraduate papers from individuals of all majors and class years. Papers should be between 2,500 and 6,000 words, show original analysis, and demonstrate in-depth historical research with primary sources. All accepted papers will be considered for the AHA Raymond J. Cunningham Prize and our $250 Carl N. Degler Prize, given to the paper that best elevates neglected voices in its historical narrative and/or contributes alternative viewpoints to the existing historiography.
To be considered for publication, submit your paper through this website or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org in two documents: a title page bearing your name, and the body of the essay with all references of your name removed.