The Burkhardt Review is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary history journal run by the graduate students of Ball State University’s Department of History. The journal will publish five to eight articles every year as well as the best papers presented at the annual Ball State Student History Conference each spring, as determined by the faculty conference review board. Papers submitted as articles will be reviewed and selected by the seven members of the graduate student-run editorial board.
The purpose of The Burkhardt Review is first and foremost to provide a forum for the best graduate-level scholarship for students across the country and overseas. The journal is especially open to pioneering and interdisciplinary approaches to new and existing historical subfields, as one of its aims is to function as an indicator for the future of the historical discipline. Digitally based scholarship and empirical research with an emphasis on original theoretical interpretations as well as traditional archival research are welcome. The field of history, like other scholarly disciplines, is in flux both methodologically and in its primary media of presentation. The Burkhardt Review strives to foster new and important expressions of historical research, writing, and innovative presentation techniques and thus become part of cutting-edge disciplinary developments.