Historical Discourses is a journal for showcasing exceptional research and writing by undergraduates within the History Department. Remember, publication in academic journals looks great on CV’s and Graduate school applications. You can download this year’s publication and previous editions in PDF format at the bottom of the page.


  • Has received an A-, A, or A+
  • A minimum of 10 pages in length
  • Can be written in either English or in French

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Please note: Historical Discourses is published annually by McGill University undergraduate history students. All essays become property of Historical Discourses and cannot be reproduced without the permission of the authors. Historical Discourses accepts history papers written by McGill undergraduate students in either English or French.

Historical Discourses 2012-2013
Historical Discourses XXVI

Historical Discourses 2011-2012 
Historical Discourses PDF 2012

Historical Discourses 2010-2011

Historical Discourses 2009-2010

Historical  Discourses 2008-2009