Illinois State University
Illinois State University
Jump over the site's masthead's navigation bar.
Jump over the site's left-side navigation bar.

Recounting the Past

A Student Journal of Historical Studies
at Illinois State University

The Journal is an annual compilation of student essays selected to best represent the quality of graduate and undergraduate student work in the History Department at Illinois State University.
The essays are based on primary source work and informed by contemporary historical methodologies.  

Download an Archived Journal:
Due to a formatting issue, newer issues of the journal are not available at this time. They will be added if/when they become available.


"As historians we no longer believe the famous philosopher George Santayana when he wrote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”  No two historical moments are ever equal, and history never repeats itself. Rather, our history helps us to understand why we are the way we are today.  By studying the past we learn a greater humility when approaching significant decisions in our nation’s future and understand better, we hope, how complex these issues have always been.”
Ray Clemens, Editor-in-Chief , 2005, 2006


Email History

Department of History
Normal, Il 61790-4420
Phone: (309) 438-5641
Fax: (309) 438-5607