UPDATED: Apply to the 2020 UCI History Undergraduate Research Journal

Department: History

Date and Time: March 30, 2020 - April 12, 2020 | 8:00 AM-11:30 PM

Event Location: KH 200

Event Details

Apply to the 2020 UCI History Undergraduate Research Journal


The application for the 2020 UCI History Undergraduate Research Journal is now open to all undergraduate students! All students are welcome to apply to be part of our showcase of undergraduate research. Application deadline has been extended to Sunday, April 12.

The Undergraduate History Conference is an annual showcase of undergraduate research. This year, we are embracing a new format amid the COVID-19 situation. We will have a website where all the participants can present their work in a variety of digital mediums. For example, you could submit a paper, a video, a podcast, a poster or something else entirely (so long as it can be digitally presented on a website). Any piece of research that concerns history and uses historical methods, is welcome at this year’s online journal. The journal website will be published by the end of the Spring quarter.

How to Apply
To apply, please visit bit.ly/uhc2020 and complete the Google Form. As part of the application, you will be asked to submit a Research Abstract (max. 250 words). This should be a descriptive summary of your project and can include your topics, research methods, purpose, etc. If you are not sure where to start, check out this guide from the USC library: http://libguides.usc.edu/writingguide/abstract. Apply by Sunday April 12!

Why should I apply?
1. Share your research beyond the classroom.
2. Get experience with presenting and communicating your research to public audiences
3. Though this is a digital journal, you can still put this experience on your CV for future graduate school and job applications.
4. Get feedback on your research.

What research can I present?
Your research can be from a class project or something you’ve done independently. Students commonly present course papers, projects from research seminars, and results of independent studies. You are also welcome to use this as an opportunity to present an independent research topic you’ve had an interest in but haven’t had a chance to explore in a course setting. The research paper/project you are going to present doesn’t need to be complete when you submit the application – you just need to be able to provide your research abstract (see question above).

What can I submit to the website?
You are encouraged to submit your work in a format that you are most comfortable with. If you would still like to do an oral presentation, you can record a video or a podcast. Another option is just to submit your final research paper. This is a good opportunity to be creative! After you submit your application, we will reach out to you and discuss your presentation idea for the website.

When do I need to submit the final work?
The website will be published by the end of the Spring quarter: Sunday, June 12th. After you submit your application, we will contact you with a timeline and more details.

More Questions?
If you have any questions about the conference, please email the Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Michelle Spivey at spiveym@uci.edu.