Welcome to History Compass
The quality of a scholarly journal… the speed of the web
Unique in both range and approach, History Compass is an online-only journal publishing peer-reviewed survey articles from across the discipline, spanning both centuries and continents. About Compass.
Editor-in-chief: Mark Kishlansky, Harvard University
Read Letter from the Editor.
View Editorial Team and Editorial Board.
2006 History Compass Graduate Essay Prize results can be downloaded here (PDF, 120Kb).
With History Compass, you can:
Research new trends in your field with our reservoir of articles, sourced from an international scholarly community. Gain an introduction to new areas of study, an overview of key topics, and a familiarity with the latest scholarship and debates.
Teach using lively, original articles that are quickly and continuously replenished, and supplemented with Teaching Guides written by article authors. History Compass provides you with up-to-date bibliographies and expert analysis on key themes to inspire and engage your students.
Study with easily accessible survey articles on important topics and new research to inform your own work.
Store and share your favourite Compass articles, links, tables of content from other journals, and Teaching Guides on your own personal workspace.
Begin browsing History Compass articles by region from the left hand bar or Search for a specific topic.
“An immensely valuable resource for teaching and learning, History Compass is the only scholarly publication where historians and students can find such a large and varied amount of high-quality historiography.”
David Bates, Director of the Institute of Historical Research
“History Compass may soon become the online rival to ‘Past and Present’ and ‘The Journal of Modern History‘ combined, an indispensable resource for historians and students”
J. C. D. Clark, University of Kansas, U.S.A.