Undergraduate Student Organizations

Penn History Review

Founded in 1991, the Penn History Review is a journal for undergraduate historical research. Published twice a year through the Department of History, the journal is a non-profit publication produced by and primarily for undergraduates. The editorial board of the Review is dedicated to publishing the most original and scholarly research submitted for our consideration. For more information about submissions, please contact us at phrsubmissions@gmail.com 

For information about the Editorial Board for the Penn History Review, and to see current and back issues, please visit our website.


History Student Society

The History Student Society (HSS) is a student-run organization dedicated to encouraging interest in history in the Penn community and strengthening the relationship between students and Penn History faculty. Its general body meetings and events are open to all students. Such events include student-faculty lunches, lectures, alumni panels, local museum tours, student socials, teaching awards, and more. 

Sign up HERE to join HSS

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History Undergraduate Advisory Board

The History Undergraduate Advisory Board (HUAB) serves as the executive board of the History Student Society. The HUAB’s main prerogatives include fostering a sense of community amongst history majors, advocating for the study of history, and functioning as the main intermediary between history students and the department’s professors. In addition to these abstract goals, the HUAB nominates and bestows teaching awards, hosts student body events, and maintains a robust network of history scholars, including alumni. Students with a passion for history, regardless of area of study, are encouraged to apply. 

Apply HERE to be a member of the History Undergraduate Advisory Board.