Submission Deadlines:

Spring 2011:

Articles for consideration are due March 7, 2011. An exception will be made for papers being completed for the Fall 2010 semester, as in the 208 and 408 classes. Please contact for more details. See submissions for more information.



History Dept Calendar

Welcome to Janus!test


What is especially wholesome and fruitful in the study of history is that you behold the events as if they were displayed in a prominent memorial, so that you may thence choose what to imitate and what to avoid.

According to the Roman myth, Janus, the bicephalous god, is older than the calendar and precedes Jupiter himself. He stands out because of his dual nature. Having two faces, he looks both inside and outside, forward and backward. Following the path of the sun, Janus looks eastward and westward, beginning and end, past and future. Janus represents passage in space and time. His duality mirrors historical inquiry, itself a threshold between past and present.

Janus, the history journal created in the fall of 2000 by a group of undergraduate history students at the University of Maryland, features writing relevant to the study of history. The journal seeks to grant students a voice in the academic world by providing a chance to publish their work and participate formally in scholarly debate.