conference attendees in the Student Center ballroom
Awaiting the Keynote Address by Professor Caroline Janney, then of Purdue University, now of the University of Virginia, at the 2018 Student History Conference.

The faculty of the Department of History hosts the Annual Student History Conference each year at the L.A. Pittenger Student Center. History students are invited to share research with interested students and faculty in an informal setting. Conference organizers welcome submissions of papers, teaching units, and multimedia presentations prepared for courses in the Department of History during the current calendar year.

Prizes are awarded for the best undergraduate and graduate submissions.

2019 Student History Conference

The 22nd annual Student History Conference will be Friday, February 22nd. In addition to research papers, the SHC Committee welcome digital history, public history, and oral history project submissions. Cash prizes are awarded, along with the possibility of publication in The Burkhardt Review graduate student journal. 

Download the 2019 Student History Conference program here.

For more information, please contact Professor Scott Stephan (sstephan@bsu.edu).

Doing Digital History roundtable
History Department Graduate Students present their digital history projects at the 2018 Student History Conference.

Emily Slomski standing at a podium
Emily Slomski, History Department Alumna and PhD candidate at the University of Nebraska, presents part of her dissertation research at the 2018 Student History Conference.